April 20th, 2017
On April 22, join more than 1 billion people from around the world in the largest civic observance for Earth Day 2017. This is the biggest global movement where planeteers and tree huggers join hands to bring pollution down to zero and pull their weight for the environment. We are constantly reminded of how fragile our little blue dot is, and sometimes, the only way to truly feel invested in something is to be part of it. Here are some things you can do on Earth Day that Mother Gaia will thank you for:
Take A Hike
The best way to protect something is to see for yourself what it is all about. Immerse yourself in Mother Nature’s bosom by bringing your family along on a hike deep in the forest, and enjoy the flora and fauna at no cost. We suggest easy scenic routes like the Southern Ridges and Canopy Walk for beginners, or the slightly more challenging trek up Puaka Hill with a panorama that makes it all worth it.
Two wheels are better than one, especially when you can go green and have fun at the same time. Explore the city on a hoverboard or electric unicycle from Rendezvous! CWAL and sign up for their group tours. You’ll be whizzing around in no time after a short five-minute training session. Knowing that you are doing your part in reducing your carbon footprint also ensures that your ride stays guilt-free.
Imagine a world where, due to our irresponsible usage of energy, there is no light. How would you find your way around, much less see your food? At Nox Dine in the Dark, you and your family get to experience doing an everyday task like having a meal together in total darkness, allowing you to reconsider the fragility of the world around us and remember the importance of energy conservation and sustainability.
Run For A Cause
Take part in Singapore’s first and only mass-run that is powered by nothing but renewal energy. The National Geographic Earth Day Run is back this year to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the Earth. Featuring a 5km Fun Run and a 10km Competitive Run, along with an Eco-Carnival and Concert, there are activities aplenty for the whole family. What’s more, all funds raised from the event will go to climate change initiatives of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Singapore.
Take On Nature’s Challenge
Love adventure and the great outdoors? Head down to the Bedok Reservoir Forest Adventure Treetop Course with your family to get your adrenaline pumping at Singapore’s first and only treetop obstacle course. Traverse above treetops and experience nature from a vantage point you’ve never seen before. For the Kids’ Course, there will be 20 obstacles and two zip lines, and will be set at 3.2m and 6.3m above ground, while adults can look forward to 40 obstacles and four giant zip lines. Now here’s a fun way to raise awareness (pun intended) of our environment.
You can also read more about Conserving Our Planet in the Mar/Apr issue of Parents World magazine, available now on newsstands!
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