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

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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 … Continue reading

Green Your Kitchen for Earth Day and Earth Week!

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It’s Earth Day today, not to mention Earth Week, and the best way to honour this time is to be especially mindful of our impact on the environment. When we use less chemicals, we are being gentler to ourselves and the environment. Check out our top 10 picks for green kitchen ware, cleaning tools and … Continue reading

Green Drinks : Enabling Behaviour Change in Organisations and in Society

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Bhavani Prakash, who is well known in local and regional sustainability circles (and rarely needs an introduction), recently spoke with 11 Singapore-based organisations and pieced together a sustainability toolkit which offers a framework in engaging employees in CSR. Join us this month to listen to her findings and observations. 

Homefarm as the next generation of retirement housing in Singapore

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Architectural firm, SPARK, has conceptualised a way to address two distinct social issues of an ageing population and food security in Singapore – by building a large apartment complex offering aged care facilities with allocated space for vegetable farming using soil-based and aquaponic methods, and opportunities for seniors to enjoy a good quality of life as well … Continue reading

22-23 Jan: SP Engineering Show highlights smart nation projects

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Singapore Polytechnic Engineering Students Develop ‘Smart’ Projects To Support ‘Smart Nation’ Initiative Engineering students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) are all geared up to make Singapore a Smart Nation. The SP Engineering Show features exclusive projects by SP students and researchers that shows how Engineering can be applied to different segments of society and various industries. … Continue reading

Sustainability Mentorship Programme 2015

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Registrations are now open for the Sustainability Mentorship Programme 2015! Calling on 19-35 year olds keen on sustainability leadership and becoming sustainability champions. Registrations close on 4 Jan, details below!

Have you submitted your eco selfie yet?

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In early October, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) launched a contest calling for photo submissions of people doing environmental actions. Have you submitted your entry yet? If you’ve just heard of it, find out more below! Show us how you protect the environment through a selfie/photo and submit it at http://bitly.com/EcoFaceOn, or … Continue reading

Back GreenChamp bikes on Kickstarter!

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If you are for sustainable design and sustainable living, and wish to support a startup with an eco product, consider backing a GreenChamp bamboo bicycle for kids on Kickstarter. Created for kids between the ages of 18+months and 5 years, GreenChamp Bikes is a balance bike which equips kids with the skills to ride a bicycle in … Continue reading

The EcoChic Design Award is back!

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Back for another year, the EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create desirable sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction sustainable design techniques. The 2014/15 competition cycle is open … Continue reading

World Water Day is almost here!

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World Water Day is an occasion that highlights the importance of water. Each year, it takes place on 22 March, and to celebrate this, PUB has organised islandwide activities for this Saturday, 15 March. So how can you get involved? There are plenty of activities to participate in, whether it includes conserving water with simple … Continue reading

The Westin Singapore’s limousines now powered by its own used cooking oil

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Alpha Biofuels, The Westin Singapore and Wearnes International recently announced the launch of a laudable green initiative – A three year partnership where Alpha Biofuels will provide biodiesel to The Westin’s two Jaguar limousines, using the latter’s spent cooking oil. This is a first for any hotel in Singapore. A micro refinery will soon be installed … Continue reading

Last day to sign up for the NGC-NEA Eco-Run

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We were recently informed of the NGC-NEA Eco-Run, organised by National Geographic Channel (NGC) and the National Environment Agency (NEA). More details below.

  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • 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 www.greendrinks.org.