Green challenge pays off for New family

The New family - Mr Norman New, his wife Lim Li, and their son Nathan and twin daughters Shania (left) and Shavon - followed a series of eco-friendly living tips over seven days, such as using handkerchiefs instead of tissue paper and switching to ba
The New family - Mr Norman New, his wife Lim Li, and their son Nathan and twin daughters Shania (left) and Shavon - followed a series of eco-friendly living tips over seven days, such as using handkerchiefs instead of tissue paper and switching to bamboo toothbrushes and bamboo toilet paper.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Week-long effort to help fight climate change has made them more conscious of their actions

To find out for themselves how ordinary Singaporeans can help fight climate change by changing their habits, the New family - lecturer Norman New, 40, his wife Lim Li, 40, an adjunct lecturer, their son Nathan, 11, and twin daughters Shania and Shavon, nine - embarked on a week-long eco-friendly challenge.

Their verdict: It was fun, fulfilling and they will be making some of the changes permanent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2019, with the headline 'Green challenge pays off for New family'. Print Edition | Subscribe