17 May: For the Love of Asiatic Lions — 30 Years of Experience in India

Singapore Wildcat Action Group has organised a talk for this Friday, more details below!

For the Love of Asiatic Lions — 30 years of Experience in India

When people think of Indian wildlife, images of tigers, leopards and elephants tend to dominate their minds. It is pretty rare for them to relate to the fact that India hosts a thriving but endangered population of Asiatic lions Panthera leo persica, the last surviving population of wild lions in Asia.

Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary located in Saurashtra peninsula of the western Indian state of Gujarat and its surrounding largely human-dominated landscapes are currently home to reportedly 600 to 800 lions. More than 50% of this population is outside the protected areas, living and interacting with people and their livestock on a regular basis.

The story of the Asiatic lions over the last 200 years or so is one of varying fortunes. The lions had a close brush with extinction in the late 1800s and early 1900s and their population has since recovered remarkably. Even success needs to be effectively managed for it to endure and the current challenges largely relate to this aspect of wildlife management, conservation planning and action.

Principles of conservation science and prudence dictate that all members of an endangered species are not restricted to one location which is akin to having all your eggs in one basket, a high-risk scenario. Ravi’s doctoral research and subsequent work have focussed on planning and implementing the translocation of lions to establish a geographically separated additional free-ranging population of lions to mitigate conservation risks and safeguard against any catastrophe.

In this richly illustrated talk, Ravi will trace the conservation history of lions, describe their current status, talk about the priority conservation actions which are needed, describe their ecology and refer to his personal experiences since 1985 in what has been a fantastic but often frustrating journey.

Date: 17 May 2019
Time: 7.00 – 8.30 p.m.
Venue: Singapore Sustainability Academy, #06-10 City Square Mall (Sky Park), 180 Kitchener Road, S208359
Admission: Free
RSVP: https://wildcatsoftheworld2.peatix.com/

Light vegetarian refreshments will be served after the talk.

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1 June: Zero Waste Bootcamp #2 By Secondsguru

Secondsguru have organised a bootcamp for 1 June, more details below.

Are you looking to be an agent of change towards a lower-waste Singapore? Join our Zero Waste Bootcamp where you not only learn about Singapore’s waste-scape, but also work towards solutions in our communities! Our first Bootcamp in March 2019 saw great results – with the winning team Food Fighters SG winning a grant to take their agenda forward. See pictures for the First Bootcamp on March 2, 2019 here and the follow up on May 4, 2019, session here.

Be a Green Ambassador
While SG (the country) focuses on #yearofzerowaste, SG (we at Secondsguru) are taking matters into our hands. We are organizing a series of Zero Waste Bootcamps so you can be a change-maker and move your community towards this goal too.

What is this bootcamp?
This bootcamp is an accelerated course in ways to lead a zero waste lifestyle. You get to discuss and collaborate with fellow participants and create an actionable plan to roll out in you community. After 2 months of roll out, you present your results and learning – best execution gets a grant and other eco-prizes!

Why you should join us?
– Support from organisers to kick-start your own community initiative
– Meet other talented youth in Singapore
– A Green Ambassador certificate for all
– A Zero-waste toolkit for all
– A grant for the best idea and execution

Eligibility
1. Only for Singapore citizens and permanent residents
2. Age range 18-30 yrs old

Have more questions? Email us on bootcamp@secondsguru.com if you are really keen. Spaces are limited and we have a lot of interest, so do hurry up!

27th April: Fashion Revolution Day!

Fashion Revolution Singapore is back!

Held at The Cocoon Space in Design Orchard — located in the heart of Singapore’s shopping belt — this year’s event, in partnership with Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore), will highlight how the future fashion industry must respect both people and the planet with fair and decent work, environmental protection and gender equality.

Come down, bring your pals, learn something new and be inspired to start asking brands #whomademyclothes.

Our event takes place as always during Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (23 to 29 April) and will mark the sixth year of Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement founded to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased. It also marks six years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24 April 2013.

Date: 27th April 2019
Time: 11am – 8.30pm
Venue: Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road

Here’s the full break down of the day:

11:00 AM – Doors Open

ON ALL DAY – Installations and exhibitions by Raffles College Of Higher Education Raffles Singapore and LASALLE in the Tencel Studio

11:00AM – Workshops curated by The Green Collective SG in The Cocoon Space.

The following workshops are all starting at 11am:

– Shoe Making Workshop with Lisa Teng Studios: Shoes & Stuff.
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2WGYg0n

– Loom Workshop with The LOOMs Workshops
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2FV7d0x

2:00 PM
Batik Craft Presentation with Anerdgallery
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2TRplMn

3:00 PM
Headwrap Workshop with OliveAnkara
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2Ued0qA

4:00 PM
Panel: TaFF x ZERRIN Presents: Breaking Up with Fast Fashion
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2U6lZu6

6:30PM
Doors open for ‘Alternative’ Fashion Show with The Fashion Pulpit, StyleTribute and Rentadella, organised in conjunction with students from Raffles College Of Higher Education Raffles Singapore. Show starts at 7pm sharp!
RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2FJBnm0

7:45 PM
Networking Mixer – all welcome!

For more information, please visit their Facebook page

The new food revolution: Business in the era of responsible and sustainable foods with a focus on Innovation and Partnerships

Announcing an event by Alliance for a Responsible Future (ARF), more details below!

On April 24th, Alliance for a Responsible Future (ARF) will be holding the first of its regular evening networking sessions for the greener and healthier ecosystem.

Proudly supported by Sodexo, this will take place at their office in Singapore.

All delegates must register by the link provided below for security clearance.

Places are on a first come first served basis – once we reach full capacity, registrations will close. This is a free to attend event.

Join us for a fun and informal evening of networking, delicious plant-based food and inspiring conversations. Connect with other people who are working in the corporate space and are interested in alternative proteins, green proteins, plant-based, and sustainable diets.

Topics:

  • The impact of technology on innovation in cell-based meat
  • Innovation and partnerships in the Singapore plant-based ecosystem – opportunities and challenges
  • Building your corporate-startup engagement funnel for commercial impact in the greener and healthier space
  • Highlights of an innovative CSR or sustainable programme that has been implemented with a focus on the impact to the organisation
  • Working with diverse partners to drive innovation in plant-based

Speakers:

  • Roshith Rajan, Director of Corporate Responsibility – Asia Pacific, Sodexo Services Asia Pte Ltd
  • Ricky Lin, Founder and CEO, Life3 Biotech
  • Nigel Teh, Corporate Innovation Associate, Rainmaking Innovation
  • Ahmed Khan, Editor, CellAgri
  • Eugene Wang, Founder and CEO, Sophie’s Kitchen Inc.

Date: 24 April 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Sodexo Services Asia Pte Ltd , 223 Mountbatten Road, #02-28, 223@Mountbatten (enter via Guillemard Road) , Singapore, Singapore, SG-398008
Registration: Sign up here

Agenda:

  • 18:30 – 19:10 – Networking and food sampling
  • 19:10 – 20:00 – Speakers and Q&A
  • 20:00 – 21:00 – More networking

This event is proudly supported by Sodexo Singapore.

This group is run by the Alliance for a Responsible Future (ARF), a non-profit corporate engagement programme in Singapore that aims to create a platform for plant-based companies and organisations looking to be greener and healthier to reach out to the plant-based & sustainability-conscious community. To find out more about us, please visit our website.

We will be running a series of meet-ups throughout the year! Come and join the greener and healthier movement by becoming a member!

For anyone interested in Alternative Protein, Green Protein, Plant-based, Sustainable diets. Targeted at Individuals working in the corporate space and businesses with an interest in everything greener and healthier.

We will be running a series of meet-ups throughout the year! Come and join us and the Greener and Healthier movement!

This group is run by the Alliance for a Responsible Future (ARF), a corporate engagement programme in Singapore that aims to create a platform for plant-based companies and organisations looking to be greener and healthier to reach out to the plant-based & sustainability-conscious community.

Shoot for Sustainability: #OurCleanEarth photo competition

Temasek and National Geographic have partnered to bring you a photo competition – Shoot for Sustainability, more details below.

Fresh air, pristine waters, lush forests, thriving wildlife. Smog-filled cities, plastic oceans, burning forests, dying wildlife.

We want your stories. What does a clean Earth mean to you?

Grab your camera and share how you will shoot for sustainability. The best 20 photographs will be exhibited at Ecosperity Week from 5 to 7 June 2019 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Prizes
Grand Prize: 12-day National Geographic Journeys trip with G Adventures worth up to US$10,000

The adventure of a lifetime awaits! The Grand Prize winner will embark on a 12-day, all-expenses-paid National Geographic Journeys trip with G Adventures to experience the best of Borneo. Join an amphibian expert to explore the lush Kubah National Park, ride along jungle waterways in a longboat, see the rainforests come alive after dusk on a night safari, visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and get a glimpse of rural Bornean life at a Bidayuh village.

1st Runner-up:Olympus E-M1 Mark II 12-40mm kit, worth US$2,190
2nd Runner-up: Olympus E-M5 Mark II 14-150mm kit, worth US$1,190

How to enter
1. From 1 to 30 April 2019, post your best original photo(s) depicting your interpretation of #OurCleanEarth on Instagram, with a caption of at least 30 words.
2. Hash tag #Ecosperity #OurCleanEarth #NatGeoAsia
3. Follow and tag @Temasekseen and @Natgeoasia
4. Keep your account public

Terms & Conditions
Contest is open to residents who are also citizens of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

To find out more, visit their website!

2019 Women Eco Game Changer Awards: Nominate by 14 April

The 2019 Women Eco Game Changer Awards is now open for submissions. More details below.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

GGEF Women Eco Game Changer Awards is the first and only awards in Asia that give recognition to women who are leading and inspiring change, making an impact in the community and environment through innovation. The inaugural GGEF Women Eco Game Changer Awards was successfully launched in 2017, followed by the awards presentation dinner held at PMQ Hong Kong.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

  • The Social Eco Game Changer Award

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margret Mead

A firm supporter of Sustainability and Social Change, GGEF has been connecting change makers in Asia to collaborate and make a positive impact. We know it takes great effort in creating a social change. That’s why we would like to recognize efforts that has been put for creating social initiatives.

  • The Eco Innovator Award

“Innovation distinguishes the difference between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs

Celebrating the amazing revolutionary innovation that impact our lives and environment positively – The GGEF Eco Innovator Award recognizes the breakthroughs in technology, service and contributions in making our environment a more sustainable place.

  • The Eco Star of Asia & The Eco Star of China

“You must become the change you want to see.” Mahatma Gandhi

Celebrating the change and inspiration these leaders have left – The Eco Star award recognizes youth change makers, aged 18 to 30 in Asia and China respectively, who have dedicated themselves in bettering our environment through their initiatives and actions.

For more details, visit the GGEF Women Eco Game Changer Awards website.

27 April: Our Earth Our Future at Nee Soon East

Nee Soon East Constituency will be organising its inaugural Earth Day Celebration. More details below.

Through this event, we hope to raise awareness and a sense of ownership in building a sustainable environment as well as to raise funds for environmental causes. During the event, we will also be launching Nee Soon East Zero Waste Roadmap where we aim to move towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore and a Zero Waste Singapore.

Date: 27 April 2019, Saturday
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Yishun Nature Park (Next to Blk 315B, Yishun Avenue 9)
Guest of Honour: Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Advisor to Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Organisations

Find out more at their Facebook page