SG #climatestrike: 15 March 2019

SG Climate Strike 15 March 2019 #climatestrike #climateactionsg

On 15 March 2019, youths from all over the world unite to demand for climate policy. #climatestrike is founded by Greta Thunberg , 16-year old Swedish climate activist who has rallied global youths and politicians to take climate action.

In Singapore, youths show solidarity to the global movement by taking part in the local online campaign using the hashtags #climatestrike and #climateactionsg. Everyone is welcome to participate in our campaign as we express our urgent desire for change!

Our SG Climate Strike will take form in two parts:

  • Online campaign – (official strike timing 12-1pm SGT)

The official time of the global #ClimateStrike is scheduled for 12-1PM, at our respective time zones, which is when we will share our messages.

Download our campaign template that are most suitable to be shared as Instagram/ Facebook story and post at bit.ly/climatestrikesgtemplate. Compulsory hashtags to include in your story and posts are #climatestrike and #climateactionsg.

  • Poll – all day

bit.ly/CLIMATESTRIKESG (5 minutes poll)

The poll seeks to consolidate the support for SG Climate Strike 15 March 2019. View others’ responses here bit.ly/climatestrikesgpollresults

Thank you for joining us, share about the movement with your friends and family!

Organised by:
https://www.instagram.com/theweirdandwild/ &
https://www.instagram.com/tingkats.sg/

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CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019: Win tickets to the Arctic

Are you a passionate eco champion and an effective communicator? Join the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019 and stand to win a 2-week expedition to the Arctic led by visionary explorer Robert Swan and his son Barney, a very dynamic & inspiring young explorer.

The Arctic is warming faster than any other parts of the world. Just last year, the Arctic’s strongest sea ice broke up for the first time. Although Singapore and the rest of Asia are geographically far away from the Arctic, the effects of climate change can still be felt.

Together with your CV, send us a short 3 to 5 minute video or a 3,000 words essay on Why Climate Change in the Arctic Matters to Singapore & Asia. Submit your entry here!

Stand a chance to join renowned explorer Robert Swan and his son Barney Swan, on their expedition, ClimateForce: Arctic 2019 in June 2019.

Participants from age 18 – 35 years old (as of 15 March 2019) are welcome to apply.

Criteria

  • Participants should be a Singaporean, PR or have a valid citizenship/residency in any of the ASEAN countries.
  • ASEAN refers to the following 10 States ― Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • It would be an added advantage if participants possess a strong passion for the environment and demonstrate abilities as change-makers with at least a 3-year track record in practicing and/or advocating environmental conservation.
  • Participants should be influencers with strong social media or other publicity network and effective communication skills.
  • A strong presence in related circles, such as NGOs, school CCAs and/or social media platforms is desirable.
  • Winners must able to commit to the entire duration of the two week expedition to the Arctic in June 2019. It will also be a requirement for winners to transcribe and share their experiences on the website or/and social media platforms identified or organized by the organisers.

Submissions close on 15 March 2019, 2359 hrs. Apply now!

For more information about the challenge, and timeline of the competition, please visit www.cdlsustainability.com or email us at sustainability@cdl.com.sg.

29-30 Jan: Eco-fest at NUS UTown 2019

For the curious, the cynic, or the conscious – this event is for all!

Join us at Eco-fest 2019 @ NUS Utown 2019 (outside Tembusu and Cinnamon College) and explore a wide range of topics, activities and meet interesting people. Happening on 29 and 30th of January 2019 (Tuesday & Wednesday) from 5-9PM!

Details:
Location – Utown (Outside Tembusu & Cinnamon College)
Dates: 29th and 30th Jan 2019
Time: 5-9PM
Registration: Book here!

What you can do at our Eco-fest:
1. We have talks running from 5-9PM at Tembusu Student Lounge and Chatterbox at Cinnamon College. Hear from speakers like Nat Geo Photographers, award-winning film-makers, explorers, zero-wasters, UNFCCC representatives, youth advocates, social entrepreneurs and more.
2. Join us for activities! Drag your friends for an exclusive 20-min screening of Plastic Ocean, join a Climate Conversation or try a land-use simulation game!
3. Get some handy eco-products – we have reusable straws, tumblers, bar soaps and more!
4. Get your favourite snacks zero-waste style and even churn almond butter fresh on the spot. Bring your own containers and buy yummy goodies without the unnecessary plastic!
5. Find out how to get involved – volunteer, internships, collaborations, join cool projects! We have plenty of friends and organisations who are looking for people to do great things with them. Come check out what you can do!
6. SWAP! We have a book swap, beauty product swap and a small thrift store. Come share your favourite reads with other people and get new things, or swap out that old eyeshadow palette you never really liked and share tips on how you Marie-Kondo-ed your home.
7. Check out plant-based options. Try cool plant-based products and be blown away by your options. We’re not asking anyone to make a switch, but hey, give it a go!

RSVP for our sharings, activities and drop by to speak to these people up close and personal!

Follow us on Instagram for more!
Pamela (@tingkats.sg)
Qiyun (@theweirdandwild)
Rachel (@nocarrierpls)
Tammy (@lilearthgirl)

Supported by OCBC Fund for the Environment.

Open Electricity Market: Your Green Options

By 1st May, all Singapore residents will be able to choose from various electricity retailers as part of the Open Energy Market initiative. This was launched on 1st November and is rolling out in phases islandwide in four geographical areas. If you’re looking for a green electricity provider, this is the event for you!

In this session organised by Climate Conversations and Green Drinks (Singapore), learn about green energy options available to residential consumers, and find out more about its retailers. Join us in this discussion about transitioning to green energy!

Panellists include:
– Jane Tay, Manager, Energy, Sunseap,
– Quek Leng Chuang, Co-founder & Director, ES Power
– Russell Marsh, Renewable Energy Policy Expert
– Joel Tai, Lead Analyst, Ohm Energy,
– Nilesh Y. Jadhav, Senior Scientist & Programme Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU.

Date: 24 Jan 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Address: WeWork, 60 Anson Road
Admission: Free but contributions welcome
RSVP: https://greenelectricity.peatix.com/

A big thank you to our venue sponsor, WeWork 60 Anson.

See you there!

About Our Panellists

Jane Tay
Jane oversees the product development for the Open Electricity Market. Prior to joining Sunseap, Jane was in the training and development industry specialising in leadership, personal development and communication programs for corporations and individuals. A former entrepreneur, Jane brings with her extensive experience in business and product development, marketing, system development and operations.

Jane aims to greenify the environment through the adoption of solar energy, to create a sustainable future for our next generations and wildlife, something that’s close to her heart.

Quek Leng Chuang
He co-founded Environmental Solutions (Asia) Pte Ltd in 1999, conceptualised and operationalised the vision from a home office to its current manifestation of 2 industrial sites in Tuas, Singapore. He continues to manage the company as one that lives and breathes sustainability, diverting and processing 26,000 MT a year of solid industrial waste from the landfill. A true practitioner in sustainability development goals, and in the conduct of business.

In 2016, he embarked on bold plan to transform the landscape of the electricity retail market in Singapore, started the ES Power brand of Carbon Neutral Electricity, with the noble vision of fighting climate change and poverty through the medium of electricity.

Mr. Quek Leng Chuang holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) from National University of Singapore and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from University of Leicester.

Russell Marsh
Russell has over 20 years of experience in climate change and renewable energy policy and regulation, and has worked for environment and business organisations, and government in the UK, Australia and now SE Asia.

Prior to moving to Singapore he led a two year project for the Essential Services Commission (ESC) in Victoria, Australia, investigating the economic, social and environmental benefits of distributed generation. The project set out to identify the benefits of distributed generation, if those benefits could be valued, and whether the energy market rules and broader regulatory framework, allowed for the efficient capture and allocation of any identified value.

From 2009-2015 he was Director of Policy at the Clean Energy Council (CEC) in Australia, the industry association for the renewable energy sector. In 2014 he was the member of an expert panel appointed by the German government to review the work of the world-renowned Potsdam Institute of Climate Research. In 2015 he was the clean energy expert member of an Australian delegation to Germany to participate in expert symposium developing proposals to inform the formal Australian – German dialogue convened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and (then) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Prior to moving to Australia Russell worked in the UK for a variety of organisations: WWF-UK, Green Alliance, UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, E3G and the Carbon Trust.

Nilesh Y. Jadhav
Mr Nilesh Y. Jadhav is currently a Senior Scientist and Program Director at ERI@N. He leads the EcoCampus initiative at NTU, which epitomises the combination of R&D, test-bedding and industry collaboration to achieve a high impact clean technology showcase for Singapore and beyond. Before taking over this initiative formally in April 2014, he led the research group on Sustainable Building Technologies at ERI@N. He has been involved in writing the Technology Primers on Smart Grids and Solar Technologies for the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and also was the project lead for developing Singapore’s first Technology Roadmap in the area of Energy Efficient Building Technologies with the Building Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore.

About The Organisers

Climate Conversations
Climate Conversations are a way to have meaningful conversations with the people we care about that inspire them to embrace our responsibility for our environment and our future.

We know that many people are concerned about climate change but don’t feel that they can act or know what to do. We also know that one of the best people to inspire others are their friends and family.

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

Singapore is one of more than 590 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.

About our Venue Sponsor

WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide beautiful workspace, a global community, and meaningful business services to forward-thinking companies of all sizes and industries. Teams of any size can find refreshingly designed collaborative space, private offices, and meeting rooms that energize their employees and their guests. Passionate staff handle amenities, events, and services—engaging your employees and solving your logistical headaches.

Whether you need a desk, office suite, or entire HQ, we create environments that increase productivity, innovation, and collaboration.

Singapore’s Food System: Key points from our last panel discussion

Last month, we looked at Singapore’s food system and heard interesting details about food security, food insecurity and food waste, including anecdotes and statistics. For those who were not able to make it, we have compiled the key points into a document, you can find it here – Singapore’s Food System.

We would like to thank the wonderful panel comprising:
– Manda Foo of Bollywood Adventures,
– Max Yeo of Eco-Wiz,
– Social worker Abhishek Bajaj,
– Bjorn Low of Edible Garden City,
– Daniel Tay of SG Food Rescue,
– Daniel Yap of Yihong Minimart,
– Huiying Ng of Foodscape Collective (moderator)

Big thanks to The Hive Lavender for letting us use their venue once again.

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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!