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The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. - Sir David Attenborough.

What are the personal and natural resources that we can harness so that nature becomes a bigger part of us? This article will show you the various natural aspirations we can work towards, and at the same time, help us reduce our carbon footprint.



1. How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts at Home

Remember the bean sprouts that grew from mung beans (or green beans) as part of a Science experiment in primary school? With this video, you can grow them again on a larger scale.

Source: How to grow mung bean sprout at home, very easy with plastic basket  (2016, November 3). How to Make at Home.


2. How to Grow Chillies at Home by Urban Gardening

What do you need to grow chillies? The answer is simple: chillies. This video will show you how to do just that with chilli seeds.

Source: How To Grow Chillies At Home (2018, September 30). Urban Gardening.


eLearning Videos From Lynda Library

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1. The Employee’s Guide to Sustainability
As an employee, this video will teach you how to find a sustainable way to commute, reduce food waste, reducing, reusing, and recycling, and how to make sustainable food choices in your workplace.


2. Sustainability Strategies
This course shows organisations how to adopt smart sustainability practices to drive financial performance, attract and retain employees, and protect the company's license to operate.


Stories on the Internet

1. Behind the Scenes With Li Ziqi, the Mysterious Chinese Internet Celebrity With 58 Million Fans
Goldthread. Published on SCMP, on 17 September 2019.

"When I worked in the city, it was about survival. Now when I work in the countryside, I feel like I’m truly living,” says Li Ziqi, the unusual Chinese internet celebrity who showcases her life in rural China where she goes about her day picking flowers, building furniture from bamboo, and preparing food using traditional techniques.


2. Raising the Roof: Cultivating Singapore’s Urban Farming Scene
Stacy Rodrigues. Published on Channel News Asia.

Singapore once cultivated plantations which is where Orchard Road got its name. Now a new generation of farmers are hard at work growing vegetables and herbs in suitable spaces such as rooftops.



1. The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home With Indoor Plants From Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles (Jen Stearns)

Sasquatch Books, 2019.
Numerous ideas and tips to introduce a newbie to the world of indoor plants. Learn about easy to care for plants and trending centre pieces in this beautiful book.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


2. Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants (Hilton Carter)

Atlantic Books, 2019.
Plant cultivation and care is a common love and past time. Besides born again cooks, we also have born again green-fingered gardeners.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


3. Healing Houseplants (Michelle Polk)

Skyhorse, 2018.
Learn which plants have health benefits and discover how to care for them effectively in your home or office.
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4. Living Décor (Maria Colletti)

Cool Springs Press, 2019.
Welcome houseplants into your space and use them to make beautiful home decor projects that showcase your plants and creativity.
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5. The Kitchen Herb Garden (Rosalind Creasy)

Tuttle Publishing, 2019.
From seeds to stove top. Learn about preparing the soil and also elegant dining suggestions. With easy-to-follow instructions and inspirational ideas every step of the way.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


6. The Little Book of Bonsai: An Easy Guide to Caring for Your Bonsai Tree (Jonas Dupuich)

Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2019.
Learn the steps of keeping your very own beautiful bonsai in this book filled with lovely photographs.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


7. Succulents at Home: Choosing, Growing, and Decorating With the Easiest Houseplants Ever (John Tullock)

Countryman Press, 2019.
Succulents may be flower-shaped, round or pointy and they are generally suitable for growing indoors. Learn how to do so including tips on choosing the soil, container and repotting.
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8. How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged (Veronica Peerless)

Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 2019.
Keep your plants in the best shape possible by learning their characteristics and needs, such as the right amount of light and water. Also, identify the signs of an unhealthy plant and the ways to save them. All the best!
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