Sat 04 Feb 2017: 7.45am – 11.00am @ Lim Chu Kang – Let’s throw out the trash this Chinese New Year

Help throw out the trash this Chinese New Year with the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore team @ Lim Chu Kang beach and mangrove on Saturday 4th Feb 2017: 7.45am – 11.00am. 

Join us in extending some tender loving care to one of our precious mangrove fragments in Singapore. But you will need to ready for hard work, properly fitted out and ready for action – this is not for the faint-hearted!

Transport will be provided from Kranji MRT. Please sign up by Wed 1st Feb 2017.

For details, please head over to the Eventbrite Registration page. Do read the details about safety and preparation please.

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Hefty changkul work contributes to Habitat Enhancement at Chestnut Nature Park

Sat 14 Jan 2017 – Toddycats Amy Choong, Adriane Lee, Ng Kai Scene, Ong Say Lin, Lim Cheng Puay, Airani S and N. Sivasothi aka Otterman joined a group of about 30 Friends of Chestnut Nature Park to kick off ground up events at this latest buffer park.

The session is called a habitat enhancement exercise because this was no ceremonial tree-planting exercise – we had some truly hefty digging to carry out and with some very thorny palms to handle as well. The session was meaningful and we hope to contrite to more sessions which will contribute to gradual restoration of the vegetation composition and canopy cover.

Thanks to NParks for arranging the event with Friends of Chestnut Nature Park.

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Toddycats Ng Kai Scene, Amy Choong and Adriane Lee
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Real changjul work this time
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Lim Cheng Puay also representing NUS’ Ridge View Residential College today
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Some lovely Licuala palms now grow on formerly bare soil
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More photos at the Friends of Chestnut Nature Park Facebook page.

Mon 31 Oct 2016: 6.30pm @ LT27 – Free Public Talk: Professor Jerry Coyne: “Evolution Is True, And Why People Still Don’t Believe It”

We are pleased to co-host with the Humanist Society of Singapore, Professor Jerry Coyne for a public talk on Evolution on 31 October. As spaces are limited, please register for your free ticket via eventbrite! lkcnhm-hss-coyne.eventbrite.sg.

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Let’s be conscious consumers – choose RSPO-certified “haze-free” palm oil! [pmhaze.org campaign]

The People’s Movement to Stop Haze pmhaze.org notes the most popular restaurant chains in Singapore use palm oil and not RSPO-Certified cooking oil. We are thus contributing to the haze with the demand for oil palm products which are not attempting to minimise impact to the environment.

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NUS Toddycats! supports PM.Haze‘s call to be conscious consumers by selecting products that uses RSPO-certified “haze-free” palm oil — palm oil produced responsibly by companies which do not engage in haze-causing activities such as burning and deforestation.

You can support the call to switch to RSPO-certified palm oil. Head over to pmhaze.org to sign the petition and learn more.

Festival of Biodiversity 2016

 

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The Festival of Biodiversity is back at the Singapore Botanic Gardens this year!

The Toddycats, together with Palm Civets of Singapore, Otterwatch, and International Coastal Cleanup will have booths throughout the weekend, featuring specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

Do drop by and say hello; our guides will be ready to regale you with wonderful tales of nature and Biodiversity in Singapore.

See you!

 

 

Happy National Day from mangrove cleanup volunteers!

Read about the 2016 Pre National Day Mangrove Cleanup at the ICCS blog.

Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walks August-September 2016

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The Love MacRitchie Walks in August-September 2016 are now open for registration! Join the NUS Toddycats! in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. These guided walks are conducted by volunteers and are free-of-charge! Limited spaces available.

Find out more about the Love MacRitchie Walks here – https://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/love-macritchie-walks/