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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Secondsguru’s Zero Waste Bootcamp for youths is back!

Social enterprise Secondsguru is back with their popular Zero Waste Bootcamp, find out more below!

If you are looking for an eco+social volunteering opportunity in Singapore, @Secondsguru’s Zero Waste Bootcamp 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 organisation 
🌟 Become a #YouthForChange!

👉 Sign up now at bit.ly/zwb-6! 👈

Facebook event link: bit.ly/sgzwb6

About SecondsguruSecondsguru is a young social enterprise [registered with raiSE Singapore] on a mission to promote eco-awareness. It runs educational talks & workshops, organizes 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.

What is the Zero Waste Bootcamp?

The Zero Waste Bootcamp (ZWB) is a 12-16 week programme where youth (aged 18-35 years old) team up, create and execute sustainability projects. The ZWB not only encourages environmental stewardship, but also fosters the development of creative solutions to environmental and social problems we face in Singapore today. Moreover, the ZWB equips youth with skills and knowledge to craft meaningful projects with sustainable impacts, giving them the opportunity to gain mentorship in their engagement with Secondguru’s founders as well as partner not-for-profit organisations. 

How much do the youth participants pay? 

Nothing in $, they pay via their time and commitment! The 1st four bootcamps (March 2019- 2020) were powered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the bootcamps November 2020 onwards are powered by National Youth Council (NYC).   

To sign up for the next bootcamp, complete this registration of interest form. 

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20th – 22nd Nov: Singapore Eco Film Festival 2020!

The Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is back this year with a virtual edition. They will be hosting three days of festivities from 20th – 22nd November that include films, workshops, panels, Q&A with filmmakers & wellness sessions.

The list of films include Kiss the Ground, River Blue, Saving the Dark, Mana, Fair Traders, Ark, Golden Fish, African Fish and short films. A one-night-only special screening of KISS THE GROUND on November 19th will mark the beginning of 3 days of activities and festivities. The other films will be available for streaming with free registration during the whole week.

The activities are powered by our volunteers and community partners and completely free to the public with registration. The session links will be available closer to the date. We are still adding events to the schedule, so check back soon! Our Opening Night film/Q&A and Live Zoom events require registration in order to access the sessions. The rest of the session links will be posted here the day of the event.  

Look out for our IG Live sessions happening on the @sgeffest Instagram. There’s even a safari tour! Also, check out our daily morning meditation and evening children’s storytelling. 

For more information, please see here.

Green Drinks (Singapore) Cofounder, Olivia Choong, will be one of the participants in the webinar Wild, Wicked, Wise – Women For the Planet, which is a conversation between women in the environmental sector. Other participants include Roopali Raghavan (Wildlife Reserves Singapore), Naomi Clark-Shen (Shark Expert, Writer), Kathy Xu (The Dorsal Effect), Shannon Consentino-Roush (Finless), Dr. Tracie Seimon (Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx Zoo), Stephanie Arrowsmith (Second Muse), Dr. Pelf Nyok Chen (Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia) & Dr Adeline Seah. Join in the conversation and sign up here! You may submit questions for the panelists in advance here.

Beginning Nov 21: Secondsguru Zero Waste Bootcamp#5

Are you looking to be an agent of change towards a more #sustainableSingapore? Join the 5th #ZeroWasteBootcamp (ZWB) by Secondsguru where you not only learn about Singapore’s waste-scape, but also work in teams of 3-4 towards solutions in the community via a 12-16 week project! All projects benefit local not-for-profits, address an eco challenge and benefit the community in Singapore.

Sign up at bit.ly/zwb5form if you are: 

👉 A resident of Singapore
👉 Between 18-35 yrs old
👉 A team player who is keen to volunteer a few hours per week for 12-16 weeks.

Secondsguru is a #socialenterprise that focuses on environmental education. This is their 5th bootcamp focussed at youth in Singapore.

Zero Waste Bootcamp
A flagship outreach by Secondsguru, the Zero Waste Bootcamps began in 2019, and 4 ZWBs have taken place thus far. Our cohorts have included working professionals as well as college students. In all, over 80 participants signed up in 2019, and joined/organised 30 community events. They established over 50 collaborations with local eco groups, eco businesses, community centres and corporates. Via these events, the bootcamp had a cascading impact as they connected with and had conversations with nearly 1500 individuals.

In line with the Covid situation, the Nov 2020 Bootcamp will include virtual as well as face-to face elements. The 1-day launch session is slated for 21 Nov, 2020 and projects will be allocated to groups on the same day. Over the next 12-16 weeks – all groups will work on their projects.