Fashion Revolution x Green Drinks: Making Fashion Circular

For this month’s Green Drinks, we are collaborating with Fashion Revolution Singapore!

In this upcoming panel discussion, we ask ‘Can fashion be circular?’

Singapore throws out 1 tonne of textile waste every 5 minutes. 92% is incinerated and there’s no textile recycling plant here. How do we rethink the fashion industry as consumers, and what is the role of fashion designers in saving our planet?

Fashion Revolution and Green Drinks are pleased to present this exciting panel, moderated by Rajesh Chhabara, sustainability professor at TaFtc and a sustainability consultant:
– Nadya Hutagalung, UN Environment and Great Apes Survival Partnership Ambassador
– Nejla Matam-Finn, CEO and Founder of The Fifth Collection
– Jaimie Lim, Director of Waste2Wear Singapore
– Vincent Ooi, Founder of The Source Collection

Hear what these industry professionals have to say and meet likeminded individuals who care for a circular economy for the fashion industry :)

Date: 28 April 2018
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: The Hive Lavender, Level 6, Vanguard Building, 1 Kallang Junction
Admission Fee: FREE!
RSVP: Reserve your spot here! See you there!

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Feeding the 5000 Singapore

Feeding the 5000 Singapore is a community food festival that aims to raise awareness on the 791,000 tonnes of food that are annually going to waste in Singapore. On March 25 at City Square Mall, Gone Adventurin and partners will provide a free meal for 5000 members of the public, made entirely from top quality ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste.

The internationally renowned Feeding the 5000 events have taken place in over 40 locations around the world since the very first edition in London in 2009 and is now coming to Asia for the first time! Together with our partnering organisations Food Bank Singapore, Food from the Heart, Free Food For All and Insectta Farm, we’re aiming to start a national movement of food waste in Singapore and encourage retailers and supermarkets to do their part to reduce food waste by regularly donating surplus food to people in need.

It’s a party to celebrate the delicious solutions to food waste, so there will be food personalities, chef demonstrations, local celebrities, food waste activities, live music, community talks and more!

Let’s start the national movement on reducing food waste together!

Date: Sunday March 25, 2018
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Venue: City Square Mall, B1 fountain square and L1 outside square
Website: http://www.goneadventurin.com/feedingthe5000singapore/
Registration: Free access. RSVP here!

Scaling Antarctica’s Vertical Limits

An all-female team sets out in search of new routes and peaks in one of the most inhospitable places on earth

By CHRISTINE AMOUR-LEVAR

Goaded by a mighty tailwind the massive Ilyushin IL-76 TD aircraft hurtles southwards at a velocity approaching 495 mph (800 km/h). The Drake Passage below sparkles to a far horizon as we make our way westward from Punta Arenas in Chile, to the Antarctic Peninsula and finally to Union Glacier, a private base operated by Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), located in the Heritage Range, below the Ellsworth Mountains.

After about four and a half hours in the air, we prepare to land on the Blue Ice Runway, a rare and naturally occurring ice strip as hard as concrete that is solid enough to support the weight of this monstrous Soviet military aircraft. This kind of ice is so dense—so devoid of air bubbles—that it absorbs long-wavelength light, which is why it appears mesmerizingly blue. It’s -15 degrees Celsius as we get off the plane and take our first steps on Antarctica.

The vast ocean of white unfolding before my eyes is simply magnificent. I look up to see the sun ablaze in the blue polar sky while the fierce wind makes me literally moonwalk on the frozen runway as I try to move from the plane to the four-wheel drive waiting to take us to the main camp.

“January is the heart of summer in Antarctica,” we’re told by one of the ALE staff, “It’s the best time to visit, because the weather is the least hostile.” Indeed, man has never permanently inhabited this remote landmass. Accessible only during its warmest months, from November to March, it has no metropolis or village to speak of, no habitat except perhaps the odd expedition shed or research station. It’s all just massive, desolate, glacial emptiness and bone-chilling temperatures that can range anywhere from -10°C to -80°C during the colder months.

Our all-female team arrives at Union Glacier Camp and, after a quick tour of the facilities, we get assigned to the dual occupancy “clam” tents. Most of us are based in equatorial Singapore, and it has taken us close to 48 hours to get here. No wonder settling in feels good, and the tents are surprisingly comfortable to live in. They are double-walled and designed to withstand polar conditions with a high-tech nylon covering and durable aluminium frame. The large “doors” and a tall interior allow us to stand upright and move around easily as we sort out our gear.

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Earth Film Festival: Singapore’s first crowd-based sustainability film festival

Earth Fest organisers are running the Earth Film Festival from Earth Day, April 22 2016, onwards and you can participate by hosting your own screening with friends and family at no cost. The Earth Film Festival is a crowd-based film festival, meaning hosts own a copy of the film afterwards, and it can be screened again with other friends and family members.

The Earth Film Festival involves collaborations with local sustainability organisations and will feature sustainability-related documentaries picked by the following organisations: Connected Threads Asia, People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze), Vegetarian Society (Singapore), Zero Waste (Singapore) and Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES).

The first Earth Film Festival screenings happen on and around Earth Day (April 22, 2016).  Hosts can register their preferred film and screening dates at http://earthfestsingapore.com.  

Take your pick from the following documentaries, and direct your enquiries to Michael Broadhead at hello@earthfestsingapore.com or 9731-4600.

Greenfacturing Seminar – Sustainable Building Products for A Sustainable Future

If you’re interested on green manufacturing practices and the use of green building materials, check out this upcoming seminar!
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GREENFACTURING (verb – used with object): to make or produce green products which benefit the people, the economy and the environment which include the identification and reduction of environmental impact during all life cycle stages

Agenda

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Speakers

Mr Ng Ruisheng – Senior Research Engineer @ SIMTech A*Star
“Discovering Values through Carbon Management”
Mr Kavickumar s/o Muruganathan – Resident Environmental Engineer @ SEC
” Green Manufacturing with the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS)”
Mr Goh Su-Liang – Technology & Certification Manager @ SGBC
” The Singapore Green Building Products Certification Scheme”
Ms He Siyao – Sustainable Solutions Manager Asia @ Interface Singapore
” Networks – Innovative Supply Chains”
Mr Wong Chung Wan – Technical Director @ ARQiMAT:e 
” Understanding Material Ecology”

Click here to Register

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