Singapore Green Landscape 2014 now out!

Each year, Eugene Tay of Green Future Solutions puts out the Singapore Green Landscape – a concise and extremely useful guide to green NGOs, groups, government agencies, business associations, institutes and centres, website resources, and key news reports from the previous year in Singapore. This is the quintessential guide to the environmental industry in Singapore … Continue reading

Channel NewsAsia: S’pore to consider setting up electricity futures market

SINGAPORE: Singapore is exploring ways to foster more competition in the electricity market. One of the initiatives to consider is the setting up of an electricity futures market. The government is also seeking feedback on the use of Demand Response — a system that allow consumers to respond to price signals and curtail demand if … Continue reading

The Biology of Food in Singapore

In this contributed post, Madison Jones writes about how genetically modified foods are imported in large quantities by Singapore, but that the lack of consistent labelling of these foods is often overlooked or completely ignored by consumers.  Over the past decade genetically-modified foods—often known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs—have been making a splash in … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Singapore government seeks feedback on population issue

The Straits Times has reported on the launch of a paper by the National Population and Talent Division documenting Singapore’s demographic challenges and dilemmas, as well as a website to collect feedback from the public. This public input via the web will go towards formulating policies for the future of Singapore. Singapore government seeks feedback on population issue It … Continue reading

TODAY: Public housing to be built at Bukit Brown

Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin has announced that the government will be building housing and the 8 lane highway through Bukit Brown. We find this unfortunate, and are working as part of a consortium of groups, to engage government authorities on this matter. TODAY reports. Public housing to be built at Bukit … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Emissions-based car taxes in the works

The Straits Times has reported of the government’s plans to implement a new scheme to benefit fuel efficient cars. Emissions-based car taxes in the works Fuel-efficient vehicles will get bigger rebates under new system, say sources The Government will soon announce a new emissions-based vehicle tax system. It is expected to replace the decade-old green vehicle … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Development of Bukit Brown Cemetery will proceed as planned

The Straits Times published this news story on Friday, about the government’s decision to go ahead with the 8-lane highway through Bukit Brown Cemetery. We are terribly disappointed about their choice of building a highway over conserving a space rich in heritage and biodiversity. Development of Bukit Brown Cemetery will proceed as planned The Government … Continue reading

  • 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.