Celebrating the life of Tay Lai Hock of Ground-Up Initiative

For those who have not already heard, Tay Lai Hock of Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) passed away earlier in the week. Also known as Kampung Chief, he was well respected for his leadership, authenticity, wisdom, ideas, compassion, conviction, character, directness, and how he walked the talk. He championed the need for a 21st century kampung culture and connected thousands of people to the land.

We at Green Drinks grieve his loss, and send our condolences to Lai Hock’s family and the GUI family. We feel blessed that he was able to speak at Green Drinks on two occasions – at the first session he shared his vision for GUI, and at a subsequent session, we got to hear his vision for Kampung Kampus. Both times, he inspired audience members and left a lasting impression.

If you would like to pay your final respects to Lai Hock:
-His wake is held at Blk 230 Simei Street 4, Friday (today) is the last day
-GUI have organised a memorial service to celebrate Lai Hock’s life on 18 August Saturday at Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu. More details here.

If you are going on Saturday, we will see you there!

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Hear About Low Impact Living at Green Drinks SG x The Green Collective SG Relaunch Party

Come celebrate the extension of The Green Collective SG’s lease at OneKM and hear from our speakers on their low impact lifestyles! Everyone is invited to the party where you can meet The Green Collective’s vendors, old and new. Learn how to start your conscious living journey in a talk led by our guest speakers Khee Shihui of Tabaogirl, and Maria Tan of @mariaubergine!

Both speakers will share their experiences and their journeys so far, and do a show and tell of their eco habits. Shihui, will show us how she avoids single use take out disposables and will bring her “Tabaogirl” kit, while Maria will show us how she has a zero waste home, including homemade and everyday zero waste products.

For this event we would encourage you to bring your own cup and if you like, beverages.

Should you have any preloved clothing that is in good condition or unexpired canned food you would like to give away, there are collection points that have been set up by Green Square Textile Recycling, and Food Bank Singapore.

Join us!

Date: 5 July 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Green Collective,  #01-26/27 OneKM Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road
Admission: Free
RSVP: Register here!

See you there!

About Our Speakers

Khee Shihui
Khee Shihui is working towards a low environmental impact life. In May 2017, after The Telegraph reported about the irreparable damage done to the Great Barrier Reef due to global warming and human practices, she decided to change her habits instead of just agonising over the environmental degradation of urban life, e.g. prevalence of single use disposables, fast fashion, commercial agriculture or livestock farming. She shares her stories about greener living at @tabaogirl on Instagram, and hopes to encourage everyone that each of us can contribute towards bringing the restoration and renewal we hope to see for Earth.

Maria Tan
Hi everyone! My name is Maria and I’m an aspiring zero-waster. After seeing single-use plastics destroying the natural environment during one of my camping experiences, I knew I had to do something. I started documenting my journey to a minimal waste lifestyle on my Instagram page (@mariaubergine) and was pleasantly surprised to find many keen individuals curious about reducing waste in Singapore. Aside from answering people’s burning questions on all those zero-waste failures and successes, I spend the rest of my free time working on projects (my latest being @backtogroundzero) to raise awareness on the effects of plastic pollution and how we can all lead more sustainable lifestyles. On the weekends, you can often find me at the park doing yoga, pigging out at vegan potlucks, or scavenging for gems at thrift stores.

Green Drinks: March Mingle

We have been very quiet because we have been taking a break! We are back for March, please join us for a casual gathering and networking session. We can talk about anything.. everything, including the recently announced carbon tax! Join us!

Date: 27 March 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Mahota (Pantry cafe), Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road, Level 3
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com

See you there!

 

Green Drinks X: Ten Year Celebration!

It’s been 10 years! Can you believe it? We have never had a party, but it is such a huge milestone that we had to celebrate it!

We would like to thank every speaker, every panellist, every venue provider, every facilitator, every journalist, and every audience member for making Green Drinks the community it is! Everyone is invited!

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Upcoming Green Drinks: Air Pollution in Singapore

Join us this month as we look at the subject of Air Pollution in Singapore. This session begins with a talk by Dr. Erik Velasco, Research Scientist at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology, and Lynn Tang, Director of Programs, Environmental Health at Vital Strategies, and will be followed by a panel discussion with our speakers and Aurélie Charmeau, Director of Research and Ground Solutions at People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze).

This session is supported by Young NTUC.

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Green Drinks: Economics As If People & Planet Mattered

This month, we are excited to bring you two highly insightful speakers – Julian Wong and Steve McCoy, who have previously given rousing talks at Green Drinks. They are joining us this time to speak about rethinking growth and our economic system, it’s rare to have them in town (and together!), so this one is not to be missed!
This session is supported by Young NTUC.

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Green Drinks: Mapping Food Sharing Landscape in Singapore

This month’s Green Drinks event is on mapping the food sharing landscape in Singapore. We are happy to co-host this session with Foodscape Collective.
 
Invited speaker
Monika Rut is a PhD researcher at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She is part of Sharecity, a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council, which identifies and examines the diverse practices of urban food sharing that use information and communication technologies to mediate their sharing. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.
 
Topic
Mapping Food Sharing Landscape in Singapore
 
About this talk
The sharing of food is a longstanding feature of human civilisation, both as a mechanism through which sustenance is secured and as a means to cement social relations.
 
As a social practice, food sharing has evolved through centuries, from the viscerality of food sharing in subsistence societies and experiences of care and conviviality in kinship networks, to engagement with emerging forms of digitally mediated food sharing that facilitate connections between strangers building new communities.
 
Long recognized as a symbol of solidarity and communality in food sovereignty and right to the city movements through the development of community food commons, contemporary food sharing has evolved to include food sharing apps, social media platforms, and new forms of social connectedness arising from shared activities around food growing, food consumption and food waste. As such, contemporary food sharing inhabits a dynamic landscape where actors connect through different forms of interaction and exchange including collecting, gifting, bartering and monetary transactions.
 
Monika’s talk will offer an introduction to the SHARECITY research project, which seeks develop deeper theoretical understanding of contemporary food sharing, generate comparative international empirical data about urban food sharing activities, assess the impact of food sharing, and explore how food sharing in cities might evolve in the future.
 
The talk will conclude with an ongoing reflection on the theory and practice of ethnographies of everyday food sharing in Singapore.
Date: 29 June 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Workcentral, Singapore Shopping Centre, Level 6 (Brewhouse), 190 Clemenceau Avenue
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com
See you there!