Welcome back. Yeah. Time for a new box.
We have Come Sunday. Let’s see what’s in here. It’s like what it says. It’s just pictures. So that’s a no-go. I mean, great pictures though.
Ferdinand de Saussure. No.
Manufacturing or Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success. Progressive Manufacturing, co-published… Yeah, baby. Let’s see. Yeah. Well, that’s an interesting one.
We got the Czech Yearbook of International Law. Be interested in the future. Not too much at the moment.
The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim, something like that. How old is this bad boy? 1910.
The Walking Dead. No.
The Human Comedy. What’s this? I mean, it’s a 1943 book. It’s a really old book. I don’t know what that news article was, but it was old. But not for what we’re doing. Right?
More stories of famous operas. Probably really interesting. Not for the topics of what I want to talk about right now.
Fish on Friday. No.
Peace of Soul. Frustration of philosophical anxiety, the origin of conflicts and their redemption is guard hard to find, morbidity and denial of guilt, sex and love of God. Yeah, we’ll do that Peace of the Soul.
Let’s see. Let’s see here. Charles. Don’t believe it. Rainy day friends by his own hand, when the men were gone. It’s a reader digest. Nah, it’ll stay in the box for now.
Green Plans: Blueprint of Sustainable Earth. Oh look, I even get a bookmark. So yeah, this is coming with us. That’s a good one to discuss. All right. We found three in this box.
We’ve got a good Michael Jackson book, The Final Years. Do we have… Oh, we got pictures. We’re not going to go over Michael Jackson.
Tobruk: A Raid Too Far. Soldiers of the desert, New breed of soldier, Role for a suicide squad, Marines embark. Is this true? The new breed of soldier. Churchill was furious that the … Two days as we were ready to engineer. So this is like the one that we… If you’ve been paying attention, you kind of learn about these people, the soldiers of the desert and the other one. We’re going to keep this on the back burner in my head. I’m not going to do it right now.
We found three books out of this box. It’s still, if you think about it, that’s not that bad. The opera one would be really interesting, but it’s just not my cup of tea at the moment. I got other things to talk about. There’s too many books right now to be… For opera because maybe when I get older in life, I’ll be able to stop and appreciate the opera more than I would at this moment now in my life. So that’s why we’re not going to go over it. However, I don’t think I’m not cultured. I would love to learn more about the opera and you know, the pictures and all that kind of stuff. However, we’re not in it today.
So that box got us three books, not that bad. You know what I’m saying? So on average, we’ve gotten a minimum of three… One of the boxes was gold. It was like seven books in one. Now that was just… That was too massive and it’s fun. It’s great to find great books and interesting things. But at the same time, doing seven books before you can take a break is a long time.
All right. So we got Huey D. Johnson, Green Plans: Blueprint for a Sustainable Earth. See what we’ve got in here. Okay. We got part one to finding the problem and its solution. Excuse me. Part two, assessing green plans in action. That’s basically it.
Let’s check out Green Plans that are in action right now. It’s well, no. Let’s… Yeah, no. So I’m thinking, all right, do we want the towards a sustainable Singapore or the Netherlands or New Zealand? I’m going to have to go Singapore, just for the simple fact the Netherlands is freezing cold. New Zealand, I would love to go vacation, but living, never going to live there. But Singapore is like in the middle of everything. So I see, like for my own personal self, I see more of a opportunity to learn more about what they’re doing over there for my own personal sense. Because there’s a lot of people in Singapore and then around that area, 155.
All right, by Lim Swee Say. He’s probably really important person. I’m going to admit I’m very ignorant and I have no idea who that is, but we’re going to read what he had to say. “We do not allow the lack of nature endowment to determine our fate. Instead, we look ahead.” He’s probably the president or the founder. “For the future, set clear targets and pursue the necessary policies head-on with clear thinking and concrete strategies. However, the successful implementation of SGP2012 will not happen overnight. All of us must be prepared to play our part and commit ourselves to act in a timely and responsible way.” He can talk the talk.
Okay. “Singapore, a city-state characterizing the last few decades by rapid industrial growth and essentially no natural resources may seem like an unlikely candidate for Green Planning.” That’s part of the reason why we are doing the research on Singapore, because there’s a lot of people in those space. That’s very interesting about how they’re going to plan to do that.
“Yet it may have been precisely the limitations of its small, highly developed land area, aided by its highly centralized government in which all the departments work in concert, that prompted Singapore to adopt in 1992, a comprehensive environmental program, the Singapore Green Plan (SGP2012).”
So they started this in 2000 and… Or excuse me, 1992. Wow. “The country’s space limitations have forced it to practice careful land-use planning for many years. For example, since the city’s master plan was drawn in the 1950s, all land has been zoned, and environmental impact assessments have been required for all development. By the time the 1992 Green Plan was drawn up, Singapore was already known for having some of the world’s strictest pollution control standards, including particularly impressive air-quality standards and a moderate, congestion-free, cheap mass transit. At this writing, some 15 years into the plan, Singapore is proud to be successfully achieving economic social growth while not neglecting the environment. Although a small country, it is one of the Asia’s leaders in economic or environmental technologies and services.”
That’s very interesting. I was reading kind of underneath the breath because I’m reading a little bit faster, but what they basically are saying is that like Singapore is a city-state. Is it a country? Yes, but it’s also basically just a big city, right? It’s very small. I mean, it is a city or it’s a country, but they don’t have very many natural resources. So what they’ve had to do is really think outside the box on every last little thing. That’s part of the reason why Singapore is just like a phenomenon that it actually worked. Right?
So what they’ve been saying since it almost works synonymous with saying Singapore. Like green and Singapore, because of the lack of space that Singapore’s had. So since the beginning of Singapore in the 50s, they’ve had to draw up on how to not only sustain the little resources that they do have, but to maximize their growth in a responsible manner. Like I said, I’m not going to read the whole thing. I’m going to do it for myself and then we’ll go over it in my essay.
However, it’s very interesting to think about how they were able to carry this out. You know, SPG 2012. It seems like, okay, they’ve only been around for eight years, but they started in 1992 to be green, while the rest of the world is still kind of on fossil fuels and it’s just now starting to become like a thing of the future. Right? So through this, we can… How does it relate? We can think through like books like this and educational systems and just thinking outside the box and like, what are they doing? It’s amazing for us because what that allows us to do is think of opportunities to capitalize.