21 – 28 March: Celebrate International Day of Forests 2018

The International Day of Forests (21 March) is initiated by United Nations in 2012 to raise awareness about the importance of forests. From 21 to 28 March, you can join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests by having a meal at eateries that use sustainable palm oil which help protect our forests, home to diverse (and adorable) wildlife.

One of the main causes of deforestation in Southeast Asia is the clearing of land for palm oil plantations. Sustainable palm oil, on the other hand, is produced by companies that do not engage in practices that harm the environment, such as deforestation and burning. Your support for these companies will motivate more to adopt sustainable palm oil which will protect our forests and stop the haze.

The following local eateries have switched to sustainable palm oil: VeganBurg, NomVNom, B3 by SMUAA, Siloso Beach Resort, TungLok, Crystal Jade, Grain, Singapore Zoo, IKEA and Old Chang Kee.

You can show your love to forests by sharing a picture of you and your friends at the eatery using #LoveForest #GoHazeFree #SustainablePalmOil. The campaign will culminate on 28 March with a show of support to Old Chang Kee outlets island-wide. Remember to tell them you are there to support them and thanks them for caring for our forests!

This campaign is organised by People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze), in collaboration with Climate Conversations, and supported by National Youth Council, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Young NTUC.

Find out more about PM.Haze and its initiatives here!

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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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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.