1-4 Nov: Singapore Eco Film Festival, The Conscious Festival and Clean & Green Singapore Carnival!

Next week you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to eco events. There are three big events to choose from!

THE SINGAPORE ECO FILM FESTIVAL: 1 – 4 NOV

Opening Night on 1st November at 7 pm features JANE the film. Using a trove of never-before-seen footage, the film tells the story of Jane’s early explorations and research in Tanzania.

Following our opening night, there is a three-day festival with 9 award-winning film sessions including speakers and 9 workshops. In addition to that, SGEFF features many of its community partners showcasing and celebrating environmental solutions in the Year of Climate Action. Lastly, you can become mindful on what you have seen in our environmental themed mindfulness room.

Opening time is 10am to 7pm on Friday 2 Nov to Sunday 4 Nov.

Please check out the website for film and workshop times: www.sgeff.com.

The SGEFF Festival Pass gives you access on all 3 days including films, workshop and wellness, however please note as this is a free event, registration does not guarantee you access as it is a first come first serve basis. Hence, be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the starting time of the film to save your seat.

THE CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL: 3 – 4 NOV

Organised by Green Is The New Black Asia, The Conscious Festival is back – Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November 11AM – 7PM at Parkroyal on Pickering.

FREE ENTRY! Pre-register here: https://tinyurl.com/GITNBSG2018

Talks are ticketed * https://gitnb2018thetalks.eventbrite.sg

A place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand. With a market featuring over 70 mindful brands, transformative talks, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, interactive art and games – this is one festival not to be missed.

CLEAN & GREEN SINGAPORE CARNIVAL: 3 – 4 NOV

The Clean and Green Singapore Carnival 2018 is happening at Wisma Geylang Serai on 3-4 November 2018! Come along with your family and friends for a fun day learning all about a clean and green lifestyle. Stand to win attractive prizes simply by taking part in a wide range of eco workshops and exciting activities. We have so much lined up for everyone in the family.

Visit their website for more information!

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🐯 Saving Tigers Together: 18 Nov, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Two decades ago, Dr. Kae Kawanishi entered Taman Negara to conduct the first-ever population study of Malayan tigers. What she found was true jungle—wild, chaotic, beautiful, diverse. In the years that followed, however, she also found a tiger population under increasing threat from poaching and habitat loss, as highways bisected rainforests and demand for tiger parts grew.

Dr Kae now leads the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers—MYCAT. MYCAT unites NGOs and government departments in a unique partnership based in the belief that tigers are our collective responsibility to conserve. Come hear Dr. Kae’s incredible journey and learn how you can help save critically endangered tigers too.

This talk is free. Refreshments will be served.

Date & Time: 18 Nov (Sunday), 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Function Hall, Botany Centre (Level 1), Singapore Botanic Gardens
Admission: Free
RSVP: Please register at: https://savintigers2018.peatix.com/

16 Oct: Connecting the Dots between Haze and Palm Oil

People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze) has organised a movie and talk night to discuss palm oil and its connection to the haze. More details below.

Palm oil and deforestation has been in the news lately, with Greenpeace’s expose on the industry. So how is Palm Oil related to us? Did you know its related to the Haze, and what can we do about it?

PM.Haze is holding a Movie and Talk event about how the haze is linked to Palm oil deforestation. Join us to understand more about the actions everyone can take to protect our forests and consume sustainably.

Refreshments will be provided.

Details
Date: 16 October (Tuesday)
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: WeWork, 8 Cross Street
RSVP: Facebook
Admission is free

Please click interested/ going to indicate that you are joining us.

Movies shown
– People of the Forest, a film by Isaac Kerlow, a production of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS).
– No Smoke Without Fire (Documentary on the 2015 Haze Crisis)

Colours of Singapore

Participate in Agy Textile Artist and Cheryl Cadeline Lee’s attempt to set the Singapore Book of Records for the Singapore’s Largest Knotted Artwork made of Upcycled T shirts. More details below!

Colours of Singapore

This year for the Singapore Eco Film Festival, Agy Textile Artist and Cheryl Cadeline Lee will attempt to break the Singapore Book of Record for the Singapore’s Largest Knotted Artwork made of Upcycled T shirts.

We need your help! Join us as we transform T-shirts into yarn and have them woven into our art installation showcased at the Singapore Eco Film Festival this November 3 – 4. Indicate which days you are able to make it and bring a pair of scissors and an old t-shirt.

Dates:
12 Oct (11am-5pm) – The Green Collective
13 Oct (11am-5pm) – The Green Collective
14 Oct (12pm-4pm) – Singapore Sustainability Academy
19 Oct (11am-5pm) – The Green Collective
28 Oct (11am-5pm) – The Green Collective

Sign up here! Drop in at any time between 11am – 5pm on the days specified.
Please note that the venue on the 14th Oct is at SG Sustainability Academy, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539. All other sessions are at The Green Collective SG.

Thank you!

FAQs

What are we making?
A 1.5 x 5 m long installation collage made from old t-shirts. We are replicating the flowers of Singapore in the style of Peranakan tiles!

What will we be teaching you?
How to make t-shirt yarn.
How to make the collage

What to bring?
An old t-shirt, any colour
A pair of scissors (if you have a pair!)

Note: ALL children should be accompanied by an adult

Partners
Singapore Eco Film Festival
School of Something
The Green Collective SG
Singapore Sustainability Academy
The Fashion Pulpit

25 Aug 2018: Urban Farm and Feast Market

The Hive Lavender, who have hosted a couple of our events, have organised the Urban Farm & Feast Market for 25 August. It will feature a marketplace and workshops among other activities, entry to the marketplace is free. More details below!

Join our local farmer’s market for an exciting day of ‘fresh’ ideas, Urban Farming workshopsdemonstrations and culinary delights. 

‘Do you know where your food really comes from?’

Take the opportunity to meet local farmers & vendors selling their produce, sharing their knowledge on healthy eating and discover more about sustainable food sources available here in Singapore.

‘Urban Farm & Feast Market’ is the perfect chance to understand and appreciate where your food comes from. Educate yourselves on nutrition and get the low down on Urban farming from ‘Farm to Table’ through a variety of interesting & interactive workshops and screenings. More so you can do some guilt free shopping at our ‘Urban Farm & Feast’ Marketplace, where you can purchase fresh goods and ‘support local’.

Our aim? – To bring the community together, celebrate local farming, and of course to grow our knowledge on sustainability. What better way to spend your Saturday than over fresh home-grown organic food and interactive learning?

Workshop Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00: Juicing for Health
1:00 – 2:00: Soil Class with @The Tender Gardener
2:00 -3:00: Build your Own Terrarium with @The Green Co.
2:30 – 3:30: Grow Your Own Herbs
3:30 – 5:00: Farm to Table Workshop
5:00-6:00: Yoghurt Making Workshop

So what are you waiting for?

There’s something for everyone, so bring your whole family down and join us on 25th August at the Hive Lavender. Get your tickets here!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tickets sold are non-refundable.

11 July: Green Jobs Symposium @CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2018

Here’s an event to look forward to next week – the Green Jobs Symposium @CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2018. The Green Jobs Symposium is organised by NEA and Young NTUC, more details below.

Join us at Green Jobs Symposium @ CESS 2018 to get a preview from industry leaders and environmental experts about the clean environment solutions of tomorrow’s cities and discover new career opportunities that arise. Be inspired by speakers who carved out a notable career in the sector, find out how and why.

Keynote speaker:
Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive Officer of Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Details
Date: 11 Jul 2018, Wednesday
Time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level 4, Marina Bay Sands
Attire: Smart Casual
Fee: Free
URL: www.yntuc.sg/gjscess

About the Keynote Speaker
Dr Marcus Gover has worked in the environment sector for over 25 years and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK.

WRAP is a not-for profit organisation working with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Its experts generate evidence-based solutions to protect the environment, build stronger economies and support more sustainable societies. WRAP’s impact spans the entire life-cycle of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we buy, from production to consumption and beyond.

Marcus has a degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in combustion from Imperial College, London. After an initially technical career, he studied for an Executive MBA at Cranfield School of Management before taking on more senior management roles. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Now Crowdfunding and 85% Funded: Local, Sustainable Fashion Space, The Fashion Pulpit

For those who are familiar with the sustainable fashion space, you would know Raye Padit. He is the co-founder of Connected Threads Asia, which runs the annual Fashion Revolution event in Singapore, and co-founded the popular Swapaholic, a regular clothes swapping event. His latest venture is a permanant space at Liang Court which offers not just swapping but mending and upcycling services, and it is called The Fashion Pulpit.

A crowdfunding campaign was launched in June, and at this point in time, the team has hit 85% of their target goal and there are three days left in this all or nothing campaign. Wish to lend your support? There are several tiers of rewards to choose from, and you can back the campaign here.

In their words, The Fashion Pulpit will be “A permanent swapping fashion space! One location, swap anytime, bring everyone. Not only will you be able to swap from the best selection of pre-loved fashion pieces, you can now upcycle and learn fashion tricks all at one place! We aim to provide convenience and flexibility on however and whenever you want to help us create a purpose-driven economy around sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism. The Fashion Pulpit will also be the very first of its kind in Singapore.”

If this is a cause that speaks to you, or if you know of someone who would be keen, please consider contributing and/or spreading the word :)