Thursday, March 27, 2008

Plant A Tree @ Telok Blangah Hill Park

Yes! We are planting our first tree this Sunday at Telok Blangah Hill Park.

Join us at this event!

Meeting Place: Lock Road Carpark
Date: 30 March 2008 (Sunday)
Time: 9 AM

Log on website to learn more about the importance of tree-planting and how you can contribute whether as an individual, family or group.

We are committed to doing our business in a sustainable way.

We operate primarily as an online store to reduce operating cost.
We reduce, reuse and recycle whenever we can in our home office.
And we allocate 5% of BGO's sales proceeds to contribute to earth conservation projects like Plant-A-Tree-Today (PATT) and Garden City Fund (GCF).

By supporting BGO, you are supporting our green cause and loving our Mother Earth in the same way as we do.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Big Thank You

We had a wonderful time at the Holistic Living Wellness Weekend held last weekend at Fort Canning Centre. Fort Canning is beautiful and an apt environment to hold such holistic fairs.

People we met were wonderful too. There was good networking and support from fellow participants. AND we are very happy of course to receive tremendous encouragement from the public who came for the fair.

A big Thank You (and Big Grin :-)) to organic supporters!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Partner of Plant-A-Tree-Today Organisation

We have joined Plant-A-Tree-Today (PATT) organisation as a partner member!

PATT is a UK-registered Charity that works towards raising awareness of environmental issues such as deforestation and taking actions against climate change, and of course promoting planting of more trees.

Closer to home, we have a similar Plant-A-Tree programme too run by Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Garden City Fund (GCF). Now individuals can plant a tree or more at designated parks and nature reserves on the last Sunday of each month or on special days like Earth Day (22 April).

BGO set aside 5% of our sales proceeds towards our Earth Protect Fund to support programmes such as PATT and Garden City Fund to show our commitment towards creating a better world for ourselves and our future generations.

Holistic Living Wellness Weekend

Well well well!

The Holistic Living Wellness Weekend is finally here! We are excited. Even though our shipment of Earth Creations' apparels are unable to come in time for the festival, we are still excited to bring our trade samples and huggable organics toys to the fair. Participants enjoy a 20% discount on all items at our booth. Place an order for our Earth Creations' apparels and we will post it to you registered for free (on top of the 20% discount).

So see you there!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Livestock's Long Shadow

The Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) released an extensive study on the world's livestock industry last year and painted a grim picture of livestock's impact on the environment. It calls the livestock industry a "major stressor" on our eco-system.

Taking over more and more crop and forest lands, and using up (and polluting) precious water sources, the livestock industry worldwide is a big threat to nature's bio-diversity. 70% of what used to be forested land in the Amazon basin has now turned to grazing pastures.

And the problem is exacerbated by the growing meat consumption worldwide. According to a Straits Times article dated 11 March reflecting the results of the FAO report, "between the 1960s and the current decade, worldwide meat production has approximately quadrupled. In the same period, per capita meat consumption has doubled - and will double again by 2050."

With this ever increasing meat consumption, livestock now actually consumes more human edible protein than they produce!

What an irony.

The livestock produce could actually greatly benefit malnourished people in third world countries but apparently meat
consumption increases when a country becomes wealthier. In other words, what the poor is lacking, the rich takes too much of it.

If people practise vegetarianism, imagine how the poor and starving could benefit from the amount of grains that would have gone into feeds!