Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vote Earth

It is'nt news that excessive energy consumption is leading to global warming. We are also aware of the fate that lies ahead of us if we do nothing now.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has taken an inspiring initiative to ignite responsibility among the citizens of earth. The campaign ‘Earth Hour’ has received widespread recognition from a lot of countries since it was pioneered in Australia in 2007.

The idea is to turn off non-essential lights across residences and business units for one hour on the last Saturday of March every year. This Saturday (28th March) a lot of important landmarks will be shedding their power consumption to a bare minimum from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. Centers of commercial importance such as Burj Al Arab in Dubai for instance will be joining the campaign.
Singapore Institute of Management is also participating in the event as part of its CSR. SIM will turn off non-essential lights while adhering to the prevailing safety precautions in Singapore. Read the link to know more: http://www1.sim.edu.sg/sim/pub/edm/Earth20Hour.htm
I shall update the photos of the event when it happens. If you wish to join the Earth Hour initiative, do drop by the Earth Hour homepage: http://www.earthhour.org/home/ You can also show your support by joining the Facebook.com group ‘Earth Hour’ which has over 393,000 members and counting!


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  2. Hi Chander,
    Thanks for reading. I'll definitely try and help you with the information. I have your email address so I'll mail it to you. In the meantime you can check out the website: www.singaporeedu.gov.sg. I think you'll get to know most of whatever you need to.

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    The requirements like work experience and GMAT differs from institute to institute. Some institutes require GMAT and a minimum of 2 years of work experience while some don’t insist on work experience and GMAT. It is best to check with the institute before applying.

    The cost of a MBA in Singapore differs from institute to institute and ranges from anything between S$25,000 to S$60,000 per annum.

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    Once you have been accepted into any educational institute you are eligible to apply online for the visa through the
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