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Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik: World Under Water by Carbon Story

Singapore based carbon offsetting start-up named CarbonStory is getting widespread global attention with its innovative website called WorldUnderWater.org for hacking (legally of course) Google Maps to show how your home or office would look like underwater when sea levels rise (Just key in your postal code on the portal here.) Apart from causing ripples on […]

Sylvain Richer de Forges

Sylvain Richer de Forges: Sustainable Tourism at Siloso Beach Resort

Siloso Beach Resort (SBR) , located on Sentosa Island in Singapore is a pioneer of sorts in going several notches with its sustainability initiatives, way beyond what is the norm in the region.  Bhavani Prakash of Green Collar Asia talks to Sylvain Richer de Forges, Director of Sustainability at SBR. GCA:  Having taken a tour […]

Jack Sim

Jack Sim: World Toilet Organisation and the BOP Hub

By Bhavani Prakash JACK SIM  is well known for his initiatives to bring world attention to the need for recognising sanitation as a basic necessity for human beings. He is the Founder of World Toilet Organisation(WTO), and the globally celebrated World Toilet Day on 19th November.  At the International Singapore Compact CSR Summit in September […]

Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair: Stronger states needed in Asia to limit consumerism and ensure basic needs are met

Chandran Nair is the Founder of Global Institute for Tomorrow, an independent Hong Kong based think tank that aims to provide a perspective of sustainability that is relevant for the Asian context. He’s well known for his strong views on the role of the state in the process of bringing about sustainable development in the region. […]

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Michael Kwee: Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism

MICHAEL KWEE, the Co-ordinating Director of Banyan Tree Global Foundation Limited, recently spoke at the World Engineers Summit, 2013 on ‘Climate Change – A Tourism Operator Approach.’   Through this written interview, we used the occasion to find out his perspectives on sustainable tourism.  GCA: Eco Tourism means different things to different people. What does […]

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CAREER TIPS

A Day in the Life of a Civil and Structural Engineer

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.  Structural engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Structural engineering is usually considered a specialty within civil engineering, but it can also be studied in […]

Jumpstarting a Green Career

How to jumpstart a green career

By Bhavani Prakash Yesterday, after an interesting skype chat about Sustainability & Green Jobs with MBA (PGDM) students from my alma-mater Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, a question that came up was how to actually get into a green career. According to official data there are millions of jobs likely to be created in the […]

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Environmental Education in Singapore

By Bhavani Prakash   The rise in the number of courses dedicated to environmental education is an interesting and important trend. In future, it is hoped that such education will become an integral part of various mainstream specialisations, and more interdisciplinary faculties emerge related to sustainability education. Here are some of the major environmental courses […]

JOBS DATA

Green Jobs Much Less Impacted by Recession in California

It is always interesting to see how the green jobs sector is performing versus the entire economy, and California seems to be going in the right direction as the following article via Clean Technica shows. This kind of regular tracking of green jobs data is yet to emerge consistently in Asia, at least in the public domain. […]

China’s green growth potential ‘could create 9.5 million new jobs’

From the Guardian UK China can make a net gain of 9.5m jobs over the next five years if it phases out its dirtiest, energy intensive industries and replaces them with renewable technology and other “green” businesses, according to an influential advisory body. ………. The report was released this week by the China Council of International Co-operation on Environment […]

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Renewables 2011 Global Status Report: Jobs in Renewable Energy

By Bhavani Prakash We presented a summary of Renewables 2011 Global Status Report (REN21) in the previous post. One of the things in the report that caught our attention is the section on “Jobs in Renewable Energy” . Figures in the ‘green’ sector are not always the easiest to come across, and the numbers have […]