Green living can be enjoyed without disrupting lifestyle: DPM Teo
Published on Sep 2, 2012 3:07 PM
Everyone can do their part to fight climate change, and that does not mean giving up creature comforts – just enjoying them in a more energy-efficient way, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Sunday.
“You can continue to enjoy the use of your normal conveniences in life, but you can do so much more efficiently.” For instance, energy-efficient lightbulbs, refrigerators, and air-conditioners are all available, he added.
Mr Teo, who is also Minister for Home Affairs and chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change, was speaking to reporters at the second Singapore G1, which promotes green living.
Organised by the Singapore Environment Council, the event featured two 5km walkathons which began from Lavender and Stadium MRT stations and converged on Marina Barrage. At the finish line, walkers were greeted by a green carnival, with music and dance performances. They also had the chance to try out eco-friendly modes of transport, from foldable bicycles to the Nissan Leaf, an electric car which produces no pollution.
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