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Propagating Environmental Awareness in Braddell Heights Emergency Preparedness Day

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The recycling point at Block 241, Serangoon Avenue 3 had officially opened on 14 November 2010. Seeing that the response from the Serangoon community was promising, Tzu Chi volunteers seized the opportunity offered by Braddell Heights Zone 'A' Residents' Committee to promote greater environmental awareness in this year's Braddell Heights Emergency Preparedness Day on 27 Nov.

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Newly Launched Recycling Point at Serangoon

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The recycling point at Block 241, Serangoon Avenue 3 was recently launched on 14 November. The 14th of its kind set up by Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore Branch), the point is well received by the public and is set to contribute an additional effort to the local green movement.

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Home Visits Training, Sharing and Learning

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318 Tzu Chi volunteers capitalized on the Hari Raya Haji public holiday on 17 Nov to attend a training on home visit at Jing Si Hall. With a title of “Resonance of Benevolence”, the training encouraged sharing of personal experiences and hoped that new volunteers who just joined the ranks would learn as much as possible from the training.

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Foundation Exhibits in Tree Planting Day 2010

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The first Tree Planting Day in Singapore was held on 7 Nov 1971. The Singaporean government started promoting the cause as an annual event in November 1990. In ten years’ time from 1997 to 2007, national vegetation rate saw a prominent increase from 36% to 47%.

On the opening ceremony of this year's Clean and Green Week, Tzu Chi was one of the 40 NGOs present in the event.

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Two Days of Learning and Reflection at the 2010 Tzu Chi Teenagers' Camp

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Tzu Chi Singapore Branch held the 2010 Tzu Chi Teenagers' (Tzu Shao) Camp in November. The main theme for this annual camp was Environmental Protection and Vegetarianism, hoping to awake the benevolent thoughts and gratefulness in each Tzu Shao. The main intention was to conclude what they have learnt for the year and to integrate the knowledge into their daily life.

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Distribution for Indonesia Volcano Survivors

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In the shadow of the deadly Merapi volcano in Indonesia, Tzu Chi volunteers have been distributing relief goods, providing comfort to those who have lost their loved ones and helping the evacuees as best they can.

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Weekend Recycling Day Kicks Off

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Tzu Chi's Jing Si Hall at Pasir Ris not only serves as a spiritual home for its volunteers, but is also a cultivation ground to attract service-minded individuals. Therefore, keeping it clean and tidy is everybody’s responsibility. Starting from November 2010, volunteers from three regions of Singapore take turns to do recycling sorting at the recycling station at Jing Si Hall's backyard. 95 volunteers and members of the public living in the East spearheaded the newly implemented initiative on 7 Nov.

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Promoting Both Health and Environmental Awareness in Annual Health Screening Event

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The annual free health screening service co-organized by Tzu Chi Singapore and Bukit Panjang Senja-Cashew Community Club’s Women Executive Committee (WEC) has entered its third year. An eco-awareness corner was also in place to spread environmental message to the residents.

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