“Lifestyle Choices to Eradicate Poverty” Seminar
8 September 2011 (6 – 9 pm)
ONE (SINGAPORE) invites you to explore and debate the links between poverty, climate change and the meat production industry. If our meat consumption rises or falls, how does it affect the environment? And what about the commercial impact on Singapore’s food industries?
Join us at 6pm on 8th September 2011 for the next installment of the ONE (SINGAPORE) Speaker Series, “Lifestyle Choices to Eradicate Poverty” and get ideas on how YOUR daily lifestyle choices can reduce your individual carbon footprint.
Our panel includes:
- Prof. Dr. Jeya Henry (Oxford Brookes University, UK), who presently works at A*Star and was instrumental in the development & launch of the UK’s first dedicated Functional Food Centre.
- Dr Khoo HH, co-founder of World Preservation Foundation,who has more than 10 years of research under her belt on issues concerning environmental sustainability
- Wilson Ang, president of ECO Singapore, who will share about Singapore’s role in global climate negotiations.
The event will be moderated by Meraj Karim Huda, an Executive Committee member of ONE (SINGAPORE).
- Date: 8 September 2011
- Time: 6pm – 9pm
- Venue: Level 9 Room 903 at NTUC Centre, No 1, Marina Boulevard, #10-01, One Marina Boulevard.
Entry to the event is FREE!
Registration starts at 6pm and the panel discussion will begin at 6:30pm. Places are limited - so hurry now and Register Online to secure your seats! If you have problems accessing the Register Online link, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEAT the FACTS!
- Animal byproducts are responsible for 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide human caused greenhouse gas (Livestock and Climate Change by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, World Watch Institute, 2009)
- “If you would go for a completely meatless diet in the next 10-15 years, then in the year 2050 you would have a 70% reduction of attaining the climate goals.” (Dr. Joop Oude Lohuis: Department Director Nethaerlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
- “There are many things that people can do to reduce their carbon emissions but changing your light bulb and many of the things are much less effective than changing your diet, because if you eat further down on the food chain rather than animals, which have produced many greenhouse gases, and used much energy in the process of growing that meat, you can actually make a bigger contribution in that way than just about anything. So, that, in terms of individual action, (vegetarian diet) is perhaps the best thing you can do.” (Dr. James Hansen, climatologist, Director of Goddard institute for Space Studies, NASA)
RELATED ARTICLES AND LINKS
- “A Hotter Planet Doesn’t Have to Be Hungrier” (by Michael J. Roberts, 21 August 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek)
- “Shorter lived climate forcers: Agriculture Sector and Land Clearing for Livestock“, a report by World Preservation Foundation
- “Becoming vegetarian ‘can harm the environment’” (by Nick Collins, The Telegraph, 12 Feb 2010)
- Begin: September 8, 2011 at 18:00
- End: September 8, 2011 at 21:00
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- Place: No 1, Marina Boulevard, Singapore