For June, we look at the Lentor (Tagore) Forest, which is slated for housing development. A secondary forest, this space is home to nationally and globally threatened mammals such as the Sunda Pangolin, Banded-Leaf Monkey and Sunda Slow Loris, endangered and vulnerable plants, as well as naturally and globally threatened birds. Speaking this month, we … Continue reading
Happy World Environment Day! We thought that we should highlight the availability of GrabHitch – a carpooling service that connects passengers and private car drivers going in the same direction by Grab, which is well known for its GrabTaxi service. You can schedule your trips in advance and you will be notified when there is … Continue reading
You are cordially invited to a two-day workshop titled “Memes, Schemes and Dreams: Imagining Singapore Urban Futures”. The workshop will take place between Friday, 10 June (The POD, National Library Building)-Saturday, 11 June (NTU) 2016. More details below.
This month, we look at the issue of mass fish deaths, which occurred in Singapore in the last two years. To give us a first-hand perspective, we have Wild Singapore’s Ria Tan, who has documented its occurrences closely, and former fish farmer, Joseph Wee, who has experienced it as a fish farmer. Audience members are … Continue reading
Make a date with Pesta Ubin this year! There are various activities for everyone on this Pulau Ubin open day, please read on for more details!
Solar Energy Storage (SES) Hackathon is a project created by two co-founders: Kok Chin TAY at Global Sense and Robin LOW at Civil Innovation Lab. Both aim to support sustainable innovative solutions by youth groups of Singapore, and have a long term vision to expand this project overseas. Ahead of the hackathon, the pair are organising two workshop sessions … Continue reading
With Singapore signing the Paris Agreement on Earth Day, we would like to commemorate the move by focusing on the COP21 Paris Agreement and Climate Change for our upcoming session! We have three interesting speakers conveying insights related to COP21 and climate change. Melissa Low of Energy Studies Institute (ESI) will explain key elements of the … Continue reading
March Green Drinks: Addressing Human-Orangutan Conflict in Agricultural Landscapes around the Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra
This month, we are delighted to have Panut Hadisiswoyo, Founding Director of Orangutan Information Centre (OIC), with us. He will share how his organisation addresses the conflict between humans and orang utans in the Leuser Ecosystem of North Sumatra. Big thanks to Nor Lastrina of Singapore Youth for Climate Action for helping to coordinate this session, and … Continue reading
Earth Fest organisers are running the Earth Film Festival from Earth Day, April 22 2016, onwards and you can participate by hosting your own screening with friends and family at no cost. The Earth Film Festival is a crowd-based film festival, meaning hosts own a copy of the film afterwards, and it can be screened again … Continue reading
It’s that time of the year again! Please read below for the low down of this year’s Earth Hour.
In a world where commodification and market thinking have pervaded almost all aspects of our lives – from babies on sale for surrogacy to wildlife conservation – fashion is no exception. In fact, many regard fashion as the embodiment of commercialism and consumerism, an industry that creates an artificial demand for goods to drive sales … Continue reading
Looking for a meaningful activity that involves environmental conservation and bonding with the youth community? OBS will be hosting Project IsLand-A-Hand once again! On 5 March (Saturday), you’ll be able to do your part to help save Mother Earth, make new friends, explore the OBS campus/other parts of Ubin/Coney Island, and take lots of beauty … Continue reading