5 June: Eco Action Day 2020

Each year during Eco Action Day, Ricoh requests that individuals and corporations make pledges towards making sustainable choices and bettering the environment. Now in it’s 14th year, they are focusing on a few SDGs — Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Please read on to find out more about Eco Action Day 2020.

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25 April: Fashion Revolution Singapore 2020

Mark your calendars for Fashion Revolution 2020! Participate in their event online from home on 25 April, 11am onwards. More details below.

Fashion Revolution Singapore is BACK!
Held ENTIRELY ONLINE for the first time ever, this year’s event calls for a fairer, safer, cleaner, more transparent fashion industry by focusing on the 4 C’s —

From inspiring panel discussions with incredible speakers to interesting workshops and prizes to be won, you’ll be able to tune in from wherever you are – so bring your pals, learn something new and be inspired to start asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes and #WhatsInMyClothes!

Our event takes place as always during Fashion Revolution Week (20 to 26 April 2020) and will mark the 7th year of Fashion Revolution, the world’s LARGEST FASHION ACTIVISM MOVEMENT founded to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.

It also marks seven years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24 April 2013.

11:00 AM: Panel Discussion (BRANDS)
Fashion Revolution presents: Fashion and sustainability – an incompatible couple?
Do you run a fashion brand? Then we want YOU to join us at our welcome chat!
We will be speaking to global and local brands of all sizes about their sustainability journey, opening a safe space for fashion brands to have an honest conversation on the sustainability conundrum in the fashion world.
Chu Wong, Country Coordinator of Fashion Revolution SG and Founder of Shop Bettr
Marian Dang, Sustainability Manager at H&M South East Asia
Min Tan, Founder of Cloud & Victory
Cara Chiang, Product Development & Marketing Manager at CYC Made to Measure

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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

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 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