#8: An Idea for Change (Part 1)

Hello dear readers! A few weeks ago, my survey data showed that packing food in reusable containers ranked in the bottom half of the list of respondents’ environmentally-friendly practices. Hence, in today’s post, I will attempt to apply the three-part method proposed by the book I keep talking about – Switch (C. Heath & D. […]

#7: Ethics vs Behaviour

Hello dear readers! On my 3rd post of this blog, Dr Coleman left a comment, asking me to pay attention to Week 10’s lessons on environmental ethics. Well, Week 10 is over. I won’t go into the topic’s details (because that would be my classmate Anlydia’s job), but will instead share some thoughts and attempt to […]

#6: The Challenge of Change

Hello dear readers! Nice to see you again! ^-^ In my first post, I asked, “What will it take to get people to save the Earth?” At the root of this question is a quest to change human behaviour. But first, let’s drop the notion that we don’t like change. The book Switch: How To […]

#5: Getting Angry

Hello dear readers! Good job on surviving the week so far! ^-^ Previously, I’ve asked about how we can change people’s attitudes and behaviour to save Earth. If you’ve ever thought we’d need major changes to infrastructure and policy, you’re not alone. A few weeks ago, environmental advocate Greta Thunberg made headlines when she spoke […]

#4: My Weeks of Waste

Hello dear readers! I recently participated in some interesting, environment-related activities, and I’d like to share about them today! It may be a slight deviation from my blog’s main theme, but do read on! ^-^ Two weeks ago, I helped a Year 4 BES student, Sheryl, with her honours thesis project, by recording everything I […]

#3: Tackling Deniers (and Believers)

Hello dear readers! How has your week been? ^-^ Concerning last week’s topic on climate change denial, you may have once asked: Is there anything that can be done to change the mindsets of those climate change deniers? Well, we’ve now learnt that going on about the scientific evidence underscoring climate change may not be […]

#2: Climate Change Denial

Hello dear readers! Glad to have you back! ^-^ Last week, I mentioned that this blog will be about understanding how people respond to the global environmental issue. To start, I’ve asked myself, “When someone tells us about climate change and global warming, what factors determine our response?” For me, I have come to realise […]

#1: Welcome!

Hello dear readers! Welcome to my blog! (^o^)/ My name is Tasha and I’m pursuing a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Like many others in this programme, I’m interested in learning about the world out there and how we can save it from a crisis of no return […]