About Green Drinks
Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is a non-profit environmental group that seeks to connect the community, businesses, activists, media, academia and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month to allow opportunities for information sharing and networking, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants, and we recently started our first campaign – SaferSkin, a campaign for safer skincare and cosmetics
Singapore is one of more than 590 cities with a Green Drinks presence. Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
Do come join us at our sessions, which is held on the last Thursday of every month (except Christmas). Everyone is welcome, and admission is free! We’d love to meet you!
To get in touch, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singapore Green Drinks Team
Olivia co-founded Green Drinks Singapore and oversees all campaigning activities in the group. In addition, she runs Green PR, a public relations consultancy focused on environmental small and medium enterprises, and contributes stories to Eco-Business.com, Public House and Green Kampong. Olivia sits on the advisory boards of Avelife and Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA), on the Communications Sub-Committee at ACE (Action Community for Entrepreneurship), and the Young NTUC Committee of Activists. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, getting close to nature among other zen activities.
Chris Tobias is communications, project management, and strategy professional working towards a positive future for our planet, since 2004. He founded Forward, an enterprise dedicated exclusively to sustainability projects and has since gone on spearhead knowledge projects for the Singapore Environment Institute. Chris is a world traveller, permaculture enthusiast, tenacious planner, published author, vegetarian since 1999, and follows voluntary simplicity.
Bhavani is a sustainability speaker, trainer, speaker and recruiter. She runs two websites – Eco WALK the Talk, which raises awareness about environmental issues in Asia, and Green Collar Asia, a green jobs portal. She loves to compost and grow her own organic food on her rooftop garden.
Derek Ong - Sponsorship/ Publicity
Director at Olive Ventures. Selling sustainability since 2009. The “ideas guy”, futurist wannabe, moderate activist & occasional educator.
Dan Chi - Accounts
Wong Dan Chi (DC) guides companies on developing a sustainability strategy and producing meaningful sustainability reports at her work with Paia Consulting. She views sustainability as a simple extension of good management practices, risk management and governance. She regularly conducts a session on sustainability and integrated reporting as part of the Strategic Management Accounting module at Singapore Management University (SMU). She currently also volunteers with Biosphere Foundation and Asia Refuge Projects.
Business Development at Olive Ventures, hooking up innovations in the sustainability sector with a growing demand in business and consumer sectors. Infinitely curious.