15 September: What’s the fuss with E-waste?

The Singapore Youth for Climate Action have organised an event on e-waste, where they will discuss the issue but also launch an e-waste guide. More details below!

As we move towards a fast-paced digitalised world, we are bound to use more gizmos and gadgets. Currently, each person in Singapore generates up to 11kg of electronic waste per year!

How can people in the lion city best manage the electronic waste it generates? What are the ways to maximise the benefit of e-waste management while reducing negative environmental impact?

On behalf of the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) team, our team would like to extend our invitation to be a part of an upcoming event called “What’s the Fuss with E-waste”. SYCA has long been an advocate of responsible waste management and to further our commitment we have created a guide for the disposal of e-waste in Singapore.

We are excited to launch our E-waste guide at the event! We also have industry experts talk about the challenges and opportunities related to the management of e-waste and how they approach it.

Join us as we converse with industry experts and publish a guide about e-waste management in Singapore!

Date: 15 September 2020
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
RSVP: singaporeyouthforclimateaction@gmail.com

Program outline:

  • Introduction to the Topic of E-Waste and Welcome remarks
  • Launch of the SYCA Guide
  • Introduction topic to the panel of industry experts
  • Panel Sharing
  • Question and Answer
  • Closing remarks and statements

For more information about the event, please email us at singaporeyouthforclimateaction@gmail.com or reach out to us on our social media accounts as follows:
SYCA Facebook: @sgyouthclimateaction
SYCA Twitter: @syclimateaction

12 – 13 September 2020: Swap4Earth free virtual festival

EarthFest and Swapaholic are collaborating to bring you Swap4Earth, an eco- and socially conscious virtual festival with talks, workshops, music, plant, book and fashion swaps and more activities. This event is hosted by Sustainable Singapore Gallery. More information below

#Swap4Earth is a virtual eco-conscious & social good festival that is happening on 12 & 13 September 2020. Get ready to swap mindsets in order to learn, connect, empathise and then act to strengthen integration to our Planet and the People.

#Swap4Earth Virtual Eco-Conscious Festival 

12 & 13 September

www.swap4earth.com (Live streaming via Zoom)

What to expect?
– Virtual Talks addressing environment & social concerns
– Conscious Workshops & Activities
– Community Marketplace
– 100% Plant-based selections
– Live Performance
– Swap Activities
– Green Rewards

Why you should join?
All talks and workshops are kept at zero cost because we want to offer an easily accessible platform for anyone to swap out unkind habits for a sustainable lifestyle. In this weekend, get ready for a power packed line-up filled with meaningful discussions, virtual sustainable tours and fun activities catered to all ages

For the movie junkie, enjoy a on-demand screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change directed by Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox from 5 – 13 September. Viewers may purchase to watch the movie at their own pace and join in for a dialogue with our #TeamEarth representatives, Nadia Kishlan and Paul Foster on festival Day-2!Other exciting activities include the highly popular book swap, plant swap and fashion swap

Interested participants are encouraged to follow our Facebook event page and check out the website for the latest update.

28 + 29 July: Upcoming webinars by PM Haze

PM Haze will be speaking in two webinars hosted by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) and Centre for Social Development Studies (CSDS). Please find the details below.

[28 July, 3.30pm] Sime Darby Plantation Berhad: Dousing the Fire on Haze and its Misconceptions

Sime Darby Plantation would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar which discusses the issue of haze.

For years, the South East Asia region has been battling the occurrence of haze, especially during the dry weather season. Continuous efforts have been made to address this issue by multiple stakeholders from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore especially on reducing hotspots and open burning. Despite the current challenges we are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic, these initiatives must continue to be strengthened.

However, in order to continue delivering results and solutions, it is imperative for stakeholders to evaluate their efforts by understanding and addressing the general issues and common misconceptions on the annual haze occurrences.

The goal of the seminar is to discuss these misapprehensions and provide a platform to educate the public on open burning, its consequences as well as other factors that can lead to haze.

Sign up here.

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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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28 March: Earth Hour 2020 – Live & Unplugged

Earth Hour is back again, and this time you will be able to watch it on YouTube wherever you may be at that time. Please take care and may you all be healthy and well.

Earth Hour brings together people globally to act for nature and climate. Every year, we will countdown together across 180 countries and territories around the world to do one iconic thing: switch off the lights.

It’s not about doing it to “save electricity”. It is a symbol of unity. A symbol of hope. A symbol of power in collective action.

For the first time, Singapore’s Earth Hour event will take the form of a globally accessible digital live stream this year.

Taking place on 28th March from 5.30 – 8.30pm SGT, Earth Hour 2020 – Live & Unplugged is a three-hour digital event of live music by prominent artistes and unscripted conversations with leading environmental changemakers on the exigency of the current planetary emergency. The live event will culminate in a symbolic lights-out at 8.30pm local time.

RSVP here and catch the livestream on the Earth Hour website on 28 March!

While you are there, please take some time out to personalise and sign off on an Open Letter to Singapore. Green Drinks (Singapore) is one of the local environmental organisations that are backing this initiative, which rallies Singaporeans to safeguard Singapore’s future by calling for improved environmental policies and business practices nationwide.

Nature and the food security, clean air, water sources and good health it provides us are at risk.

2020 is the year for governments to take action to make sure our future here in Singapore and on this planet is secure.

Add your voice to an open letter that we will use to push Singapore’s decision makers to make tough decisions that protect your future.

Let’s make a date to watch Earth Hour on Saturday!

Images provided by WWF