NEWS RELEASE · 22nd April 2010
Ministry of Environment
John Yap, Minister of State For Climate Action, issued the following statement on Earth Day 2010:
"Thursday, April 22, 2010 was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and we should all congratulate ourselves for how far we have come in the fight against climate change. There is a noticeable difference in the way people talk, feel and act when it comes to the environment. However, I believe we can do more.
"Climate change is a beast that will not stop until it has ravaged all in its path. Today I ask of you to please consider how you can increase your own personal contribution to sustainability, and remember that the little things do make a difference.
"Are you able to lessen the amount you drive? Is it possible to turn down the heat in your home? Does the TV need to be on during dinner? We need to help the world understand the significance of waste in our lives, so they, too, will understand the path we are heading on.
"Your government has promised to be carbon neutral in 2010. We will reach that goal and we will strive to do more. Please, for all of us now, and for all in the future. Take some time to think about what you can do to be more sustainable, and be sure to act.
"Let's give a little more back to our environment. Our children and grandchildren are depending on us."