4-5 June: Next Leaders Summit 2022

Coming soon, the Next Leaders Summit 2022! This is a virtual summit, sign ups close on 31 May. More details below.

Join our online event and be inspired by talks by young leaders in sustainability across Asia and to discuss issues of interest.

Are you interested in starting your own sustainability movement or project?

Connect with fellow aspiring young leaders in sustainability in Asia!

The Asia continent faces unprecedented sustainability challenges in the 21st century due to rapid population growth and urbanisation. There is a need to harness the creativity and passion of a new generation of leaders to chart a new, sustainable and regenerative course for more than 4 billion people on the continent.

NELIS (Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability) is a global network and organisation with people and activities in several countries around the world, dedicated to inspiring and supporting the next generation of leaders to bring about transformation in sustainability.

NELIS’ vision is to inspire one million leaders (OML) in key regions. Following on from similar successful summits and programs organised in Africa (OMLA) and Latin America (OMLATAM), NELIS is now initiating a similar movement in Asia, called OMLAS.

The OMLAS Summit will be followed by the launch of the OMLAS Fellowship program later in the year. The fellowship program is targeted at young professionals in their 20s and 30s who have a keen interest in sustainability and starting initiatives to make changes to their local communities. The goal is to empower one million young, Asian nexgen sustainability leaders by 2030. Seniors who are interested to join as mentors are also welcome.

The OMLAS Summit is jointly organised by NELIS Nepal, NELIS Singapore and NELIS Global.

Date: 4 & 5 June, 2022,
Time: 12:15 to 15:15 JST
Programme & Registration: https://onemillionleadersasia.org/

21 May 2022: 7th Zero Waste Bootcamp by Secondsguru

Secondsguru have organised another Zero Waste bootcamp, more details below!

If you are looking for an eco+social volunteering opportunity in Singapore, @Secondsguru’s
Zero Waste Bootcamp kickstarting 21 May (Sat) is for you! Targeted at 18-35 yr olds, the
12-week program allows you to:
🌟 Connect with like-minded peers
🌟 Gain skills and knowledge to carry out an eco+social project
🌟 Receive guidance from mentors while working with a local non-profit organization
🌟 Become a #YouthForChange!
Sign up now at bit.ly/sgzwb7 !

Want to know about the impact from the past 6 Zero Waste Bootcamps? Head over to

Secondsguru is a social enterprise empowering communities towards greener living.

About Secondsguru
Secondsguru is a young social enterprise [registered with raiSE Singapore] on a mission to
promote eco-awareness. It runs educational talks & workshops, organises community outreach
and publishes resources on Secondsguru.com. With the motto “Green Living. Made Easy.”, it focuses on solutions that make sustainable living a fun, creative and practical goal for all.

Participate in the “Inside Our Wardrobe” survey

City Developments Limited and The Fashion Pulpit are conducting a sustainable fashion survey, more details below.

Inside Our Wardrobe is a wardrobe study that focuses on stripping bare the mainstream narrative of having to buy new clothes to appreciate and understand fashion and style. To understand, evaluate what we wear, own and keep on a deeper level and henceforth begin to relearn our relationship with clothing, we hope you’d join us in participating in this study.

A report will be published at the end of February of 2022 in respect of the data collected, and it will serve to provide insights to the following:
• Different perspectives on what we own and wear
• Understand the content of our wardrobe and the ongoing use of clothing (especially when clothing relationships are largely disposable and neglected because of trend-driven fast fashion)
• What sentimental values do we draw from the clothes we own?
• How to enhance our relationship with clothing and fashion to be more intention-led

Complete the survey here

Photo by Mica Asato from Pexels

8 Dec: But what can I do? with Sarah Ichioka

Urban Ideas has organised the following event:

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the challenges we face, from the climate emergency to social inequality and the destruction of our natural world. Can one individual make a difference? We’ll discuss examples of built environment professionals and organisations who are stepping up to maximise their individual and collective agency to help bring about changes towards a regenerative future. Let’s create a hopeful path forward, by walking it together.

Date: 8 December 2021
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Register: Sign up here

About Sarah Ichioka
Sarah Ichioka is a strategist, curator, writer, and the founding director of Desire Lines, a consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organizations and initiatives. Her book Flourish: Design Paradigms for our Planetary Emergency, co-authored with Michael Pawlyn, is published this year. In previous roles, she has explored the intersections of cities, society and ecology within leading international institutions of culture, policy and research. Ichioka has been recognized as a World Cities Summit Young Leader, one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, a British Council / Clore Duffield Cultural Leadership International Fellow, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. She holds degrees from Yale and the London School of Economics & Political Science.

24-25 Sept 2021: Conscious Leaders Gathering [in-person event with speakers]

Green is the New Black’s Conscious Festival is back for 2021, this year, The Conscious Festival has hybrid elements — with a physical event in Paris, pop-up events in Singapore and London, and a free virtual event for the rest of the world. One of the events taking place is the Conscious Leaders Gathering, which goes for two days, more details below.

This is an in person event [with physical speakers]

THE CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL will host the Conscious Leaders Gathering on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September 2021 from 2:30 PM – 9:00 PM in SINGAPORE, with simultaneous gatherings taking place in PARIS & LONDON connecting participants globally.

The event will include live talks in Singapore, a networking dinner and live streaming of talks from Paris.

Join global industry leaders and experts to unlearn and relearn during the TALKS (live in Singapore and broadcasted from Paris)

Networking opportunities (locally and internationally)

The Singapore event is hosted by City Developments Limited at the Singapore Sustainability Academy.

There are 90 tickets each day, get yours here.

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