Green Drinks: Towards a Circular Economy for Singapore
This month, find out about the circular economy and its development in Singapore. Our speakers include Eugene Tay of Zero Waste SG and Mike Orgill of Airbnb.
This event is co-organised with Zero Waste SG.
Title: Towards a Circular Economy for Singapore
Summary: This talk will introduce the concept of the circular economy, and share the current status in Singapore and what we can do to move towards a circular economy for Singapore.
Title: Airbnb – A Greener Way to Travel
Summary: Mike will introduce home sharing, and how it promotes more environmentally sustainable travel. He will share more about how the Airbnb community promotes a more efficient use of existing resources, highlighting what this means in terms of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission, water use, waste production, and sustainability awareness.
Date: 29 September 2016 (Thurs)
Venue: Singapore Jazz Club, 101 Jalan Sultan, #02-00 The Sultan
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugene Tay is the Executive Director of Zero Waste SG (http://www.zerowastesg.com), a non-profit organisation dedicated to help Singapore accelerate the shift towards zero waste and the circular economy. Zero Waste SG aims to promote education and engagement on the 3Rs among individuals; increase waste minimisation and recycling among businesses; and reduce specific waste such as plastics and food waste.
A key programme by Zero Waste SG is the Circular Economy Singapore, an informal network of individuals, businesses and organisations that support and embrace the concept and principles of the circular economy. Eugene is also the past President of the Sharing Economy Association (Singapore).
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Mike Orgill leads Airbnb’s public policy and government affairs activities across the Asia Pacific region. In this role Mike partners with governments and policy makers to develop new policy and regulatory frameworks for home sharing and the sharing economy. Prior to joining Airbnb, Mike led Google’s public policy efforts in Asia’s emerging markets on a range of Internet policy issues, including data protection, security, content regulation, freedom of expression and cross-border data flows. Mike began his career in Washington D.C., at the US-ASEAN Business Council where he represented major US investors in Southeast Asia on complex trade and investment issues across a variety of industries. Mike is a graduate of Stanford University.