Climate Action Workshop for Students

Some teachers have organised a climate action workshop for students. More details below.

We are all now living in a world of environmental degradation and climate change – so what can we do about it? It’s easy to feel lost and powerless in the face of such a big problem, and easy to forget that even as an individual, we all have some spheres of influence. As a student, you are a key stakeholder of your school, and able to talk to your peers, teachers, school leaders, and even institutions beyond.

But you need facts and you need community. This workshop aims to provide facts of the climate issue, as well as to support more students in taking action to make their schools more environmentally-friendly.

Thank you for your interest in registering for this workshop. Please complete the form accurately and you will be notified closer to the workshop date if you have obtained a place. The organizers reserve the right to allocate places to allow for diversity and equity of participation.

Date & Time: 18 January, Saturday, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 284 River Valley Road, #01-01, Potato Productions, Singapore 238325
Registration: Sign up here

Workshop Details:
Early Afternoon Segment: Sharing about Climate Trends / Youth Activists Speak
Later Afternoon Segment: Brainstorming and Networking Workshop

The workshop is organized by a collective of educators from various institutions in Singapore. If you have questions, please contact us at: climateeducation.sg@gmail.com

The Cross Island Line: Limiting Impacts to MacRitchie Forest

On 4 December, the Ministry of Transport announced the decision to run the Cross Island Line under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR). This was met with concerns about the impact to the habitats and species within the CCNR. The engagement between LTA and green groups continues, in a process that has spanned 6 years to date. What’s next, and how can we reduce ecological impacts to MacRitchie Forest?

Join us at Singapore Sustainability Academy to hear directly from green groups. The CRL response team will be there to share its next steps, and primatologist Andie Ang and Nature Society (Singapore) President, Shawn Lum, will also be around to take any questions.

Date: 15 January 2020
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Singapore Sustainability Academy, 180 Kitchener Rd, #06-10, Singapore 208539
Registration: Please sign up here

Admission is free, please share this event with your friends and family.

This session is organised by Green Drinks (Singapore), we would like to give a big thank you to Singapore Sustainability Academy for providing the venue for this event.

For background reading:
– Summary of CRL Phase II EIA
– Nature Groups’ response to the CRL Phase II EIA (before MOT’s announcement on 4 Dec)
– Cross Island Line to take direct route under Central Catchment Nature Reserve

How to get there:
By MRT: Farrer Park MRT station (Northeast Line)
By Bus:

  • Kitchener Road (Before Tai Hoe Hotel, 07231)
    Service No. 21, 125, 130
  • Serangoon Road (Outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, 07211)
    Service No. 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6

About Green Drinks (Singapore)
Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks (Singapore) is a registered non-profit environment-focused society that connects community, businesses, activists, academia, media and government for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities.

Occasionally, we hold discussion panels, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants. Behind the scenes, we work with organisations and government agencies on ways to further engage people to do more for the environment.

Singapore is one of more than 540 cities with a Green Drinks presence. Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at http://www.greendrinks.org.

To stay updated on our events and discussions, join our Facebook group, and sign up for our events newsletter by emailing olivia@greendrinkssingapore.com.

25 November 2019: Today is White Monday

White Monday has officially started. What is it?

The organisers, Sammie Ng and Qiyun Woo have shared the following note, do participate in the global movement if you can!:

Thank you for your support and interest in joining us in our first White Monday campaign on the 25th of November in Singapore – yup that’s the coming Monday!!

On WM, we hope to get individuals, organizations and businesses to pledge their non-participation in Black Friday, and to also share or promote alternatives. This campaign is not an “anti-” campaign, but to call consumers to rethink consumption and to embrace alternative ways of consumption.

To take part in the campaign, it’s just a few simple things! Check out these details on how to participate! 

As this movement is still very new in Singapore, we hope that our participation this year can spark conversation here. We hope to get to make this movement gain momentum in Singapore and your support will help bring attention to circular consumption to make it more mainstream.

Zero Waste SG Fundraiser: Trivia Night 2019

Zero Waste SG is raising funds through a trivia night on 21st November 2019 (Thursday), 7pm -10.30 pm@Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), CitySquare Mall.

Highlights include:

  • Silent and Live Auction
  • Free flow food and drinks (both alcoholic and non)
  • A chance to show off your trivia night skills!

Be the first to know about ZWSG’s upcoming projects, and be there when ZWSG’s unveils its new Brand Identity for 2020.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/zwsgtrivianightinfo

Sign up at http://bit.ly/zwsgtrivianight

Secondsguru’s Zero Waste Bootcamp#4 – Dec 7 , 2019 | 9am to 5PM

Do you want to be a changemaker and a role model in your community? Join the Zero Waste Bootcamp organised by secondsguru. Targeted at 18-30 yr old youth from Singapore, this immersive workshop will help you design and roll-out an action plan to better our city. Bookmark December 7 (Saturday) and sign up here!

Secondsguru is a social enterprise that focuses on environmental education. This is their 4th bootcamp this year towards zero waste in Singapore.

The four-series Zero Waste Bootcamps (ZWB) are targeted at youth (18-30 year olds) in Singapore. Aligned with the national theme “towards zero waste” in 2019, three sets of bootcamps have been organised so far.

-The first ZWB session was held on Mar 2, 2019 in conjunction with CDL’s EcoBank. It’s follow-up was concluded on May 4, 2019. Witness the energy from the first ZWB session here and the follow up here.

-The second ZWB session was held on June 1, 2019. The follow-up was held on August 24th, 2019. See pictures from the second ZWB here and the follow up session here.

-The third ZWB session was held on August 31, 2019. The follow-up session will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019. See the teams in action at the 3rd session here.

At every review session, the teams do a pitch presentation with the details of their community project. One team is declared the winner of a SG$ 500 grant and awarded eco-gifts from partners.

To recap, here’s how the bootcamp works: Participants attend a 1-day workshop which includes immersive group work. They are facilitated to self-create a team plan  – the aim being to guide their communities to embrace ‘zero waste lifestyles’.

But that’s not how it ends; We are designing this bootcamp to lead to real outcomes, and not just knowledge. 8-10 weeks later, all participants will be invited to share how their group plan fared – what was their experience, and what kind of impact were they able to create. On this basis, one of the groups will be declared winner -they will be awarded an eco gift hamper, a grant and of course get recognition on the Secondsguru platform.

For more details please see here. Registrations close on Nov 29, so be sure to sign up by then!

Secondsguru
Secondsguru 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.

Jane Goodall is back in Singapore this month

Dr Jane Goodall is coming back to Singapore this month, more details below.

This November, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace will be visiting Singapore! From the 26 to 28 November 2019, we have a series of activities lined up for you, and sign up links are ready!

Academic Conference – 26 November 2019
8.15AM to 5.15PM, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Cassia Room

Firstly, we have the “Human-wildlife Coexistence in Asia Conference: Conflicts and Mitigations”, an academic conference where we have invited Dr. Goodall and a panel of six distinguished speakers to speak about their experiences and work. Audience members can participate and discuss important conservation topics with some of the most prolific experts and researchers in the environmental field.

Tickets available here

Gala dinner – 26 November
5.30PM to 9.30PM, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Next, we have “An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall: Action for Conservation”, a gala dinner for existing and potential donors to come and mingle. It will be a rare and meaningful opportunity to show support in JGIS’ efforts in conservation and education.

Tickets available here

Public lecture – 28 November
6.30PM to 9PM, University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore

Lastly, we have “Living in Harmony with Nature & Wildlife: A dialogue with Dr. Jane Goodall”. This event is a public lecture that aims to bring people and Dr. Goodall together to hear about and discuss the most important environmental issues in the world today. Join us for an inspiring and interactive session with one of the world’s most valued conservationists.

Tickets available here