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, @Secondsguruā€™s Zero Waste Bootcamp is for you! Targeted at 18-35 yr olds, the 12-week program allows you to:

šŸŒŸ Connect with like-minded peersĀ 
šŸŒŸ Gain skills and knowledge to carry out an eco+social projectĀ 
šŸŒŸ Receive guidance from mentors while working with a local non-profit organisationĀ 
šŸŒŸ Become a #YouthForChange!

šŸ‘‰ Sign up now at! šŸ‘ˆ

Facebook event link:

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  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 Secondguruā€™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 thisĀ registration of interestĀ form.Ā 

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20th ā€“ 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 ā€“ 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. Thereā€™s even a safari tour! Also, check out our daily morning meditation and evening childrenā€™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 if you are:Ā 

šŸ‘‰Ā A resident of Singapore
šŸ‘‰Ā Between 18-35 yrs old
šŸ‘‰Ā 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.

15 September: What’s the fuss with E-waste?

The Singapore Youth for Climate Action have organised an event on e-waste, where they will discuss the issue but also launch an e-waste guide. More details below!

As we move towards a fast-paced digitalised world, we are bound to use more gizmos and gadgets. Currently, each person in Singapore generates up to 11kg of electronic waste per year!

How can people in the lion city best manage the electronic waste it generates? What are the ways to maximise the benefit of e-waste management while reducing negative environmental impact?

On behalf of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) team, our team would like to extend our invitation to be a part of an upcoming event called “What’s the Fuss with E-waste”. SYCA has long been an advocate of responsible waste management and to further our commitment we have created a guide for the disposal of e-waste in Singapore.

We are excited to launch our E-waste guide at the event! We also have industry experts talk about the challenges and opportunities related to the management of e-waste and how they approach it.

Join us as we converse with industry experts and publish a guide about e-waste management in Singapore!

Date: 15 September 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Program outline:

  • Introduction to the Topic of E-Waste and Welcome remarks
  • Launch of the SYCA Guide
  • Introduction topic to the panel of industry experts
  • Panel Sharing
  • Question and Answer
  • Closing remarks and statements

For more information about the event, please email us at or reach out to us on our social media accounts as follows:
SYCA Facebook: @sgyouthclimateaction
SYCA Twitter: @syclimateaction

12 – 13 September 2020: Swap4Earth free virtual festival

EarthFest and Swapaholic are collaborating to bring you Swap4Earth, an eco- and socially conscious virtual festival with talks, workshops, music, plant, book and fashion swaps and more activities. This event is hosted by Sustainable Singapore Gallery. More information below

#Swap4EarthĀ is a virtual eco-conscious & social good festival that is happening on 12 &Ā 13 SeptemberĀ 2020. Get ready to swap mindsets in order toĀ learn,Ā connect,Ā empathiseĀ and thenĀ actĀ to strengthen integration to our Planet and the People.

#Swap4Earth Virtual Eco-Conscious FestivalĀ 

12 &Ā 13 September

www.swap4earth.comĀ (Live streaming via Zoom)

What to expect?
– Virtual Talks addressing environment & social concerns
– Conscious Workshops & Activities
– Community Marketplace
– 100% Plant-based selections
– Live Performance
– Swap Activities
– Green Rewards

Why you should join?
All talks and workshops are kept at zero cost because we want to offer an easily accessible platform for anyone to swap out unkind habits for a sustainable lifestyle. In this weekend, get ready for a power packed line-up filled with meaningful discussions, virtual sustainable tours and fun activities catered to all ages

For the movie junkie, enjoy a on-demand screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change directed by Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox from 5 – 13 September. Viewers may purchase to watch the movie at their own pace and join in for a dialogue with our #TeamEarth representatives, Nadia Kishlan and Paul Foster on festival Day-2!Other exciting activities include the highly popular book swap, plant swap and fashion swap

Interested participants are encouraged to follow our Facebook event pageĀ and check out theĀ website for the latest update.

28 + 29 July: Upcoming webinars by PM Haze

PM Haze will be speaking in two webinars hosted by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) and Centre for Social Development Studies (CSDS). Please find the details below.

[28 July, 3.30pm] Sime Darby Plantation Berhad: Dousing the Fire on Haze and its Misconceptions

Sime Darby Plantation would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar which discusses the issue of haze.

For years, the South East Asia region has been battling the occurrence of haze, especially during the dry weather season. Continuous efforts have been made to address this issue by multiple stakeholders from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore especially on reducing hotspots and open burning. Despite the current challenges we are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic, these initiatives must continue to be strengthened.

However, in order to continue delivering results and solutions, it is imperative for stakeholders to evaluate their efforts by understanding and addressing the general issues and common misconceptions on the annual haze occurrences.

The goal of the seminar is to discuss these misapprehensions and provide a platform to educate the public on open burning, its consequences as well as other factors that can lead to haze.

Sign up here.

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