It seems highly appropriate that this month's theme concerns green issues. After all, Singapore is widely known - at the risk of parroting official dogma - as the Garden City, and with good cause.
This has much to do with the fact that, despite our size - a total land area of 778 sq km - , almost half of the island is covered by greenery. This means that there are more than enough parks and gardens for us to roam, picnic, jog, cycle and explore. Even the expressway that leads to the airport is lined with shrubbery and trees, meaning that the first thing visitors get upon arrival is a green eyeful. And of course, there is a government agency that plays a key role in this - NParks, or the National Parks Board.