SEC’s latest video on water conservation

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) recently released this light-hearted video on water conservation.  Please have a look, and share it if you like it! Image courtesy of SEC Advertisements

SEC addresses food waste with its latest video

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) recently revealed this new video highlighting food waste in Singapore. More details below. Singapore generated almost 800,000 tonnes of food waste last year. This means that if we had to load last year’s food waste into planes, we would need 1,420 Airbus A-380s to fit 796,000 tonnes of food waste. … Continue reading

TODAY: SEC launches environmental audit programme for schools

TODAY reports that the Singapore Environmental Council (SEC) has come up with a simple audit programme for schools, where students are to inspect the green efforts of the schools and submit a report, which will then be verifed. SEC hopes that this will help instill green habits in the students, as well as assist the … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Cut food waste, redistribute extra food, say experts

An inter-ministry committee was set up last week to look at the country’s of food security, and experts have suggested methods like educating consumers, rewards, community efforts, food banks, using high-vegetable diet and many more to bring down the percentage of food waste (currently 10%) generated in Singapore, The Straits Times reports. Cut food waste, … Continue reading

Coca Cola pushes recycling message in the heartlands

Over the Earth Day weekend, Coca Cola Singapore and NorthEast CDC launched their partnership to promote environmental awareness through recycling. Through this initiative, Give It Back! block parties will be organised together with the National Environment Agency (NEA). Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), where a reverse vending machine will be a fixture … Continue reading

The Straits Times [Commentary]: Do we need that plastic bag?

An excellent analysis by Grace Chua of The Straits Times on the for versus against plastic bag issue in Singapore. Do we need that plastic bag? Issue isn’t about getting rid of plastic bags, but about reducing their use A FEW days ago, I found myself in the curious position of having no plastic bags … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Plastic bag production ‘an environmental worry’

The Singapore Environment Council has been raising awareness on the environmental issues behind using plastic bags. The Straits Times today published this story. Plastic bag production ‘an environmental worry’ 3 billion bags used here last year, needing 37m kg of crude oil to make Plastic bag production in Singapore has been singled out as an environmental … Continue reading

The Straits Times: Supermarts may start charging for plastic bags

The Singapore Environment Council is studying options in cutting usage of plastic bags, the findings will be collated into a white paper. The Straits Times reports. Supermarts may start charging for plastic bags Options to reduce plastic bag use being considered  Shoppers may need to pay for plastic bags in the future, if a proposal … Continue reading

Channel NewsAsia: SEC signs MOU with Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan

Channel NewsAsia recently reported that the Singapore Environment Council had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, where they will share with each other knowledge, best practices and programmes. SEC signs MOU with Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan SINGAPORE : The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ecological Movement … Continue reading

TODAY: S’pore Green Labelling Scheme to be expanded into region

The Singapore Environment Council has announced plans for Singapore to cooperate with other Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) members. TODAY reports. S’pore Green Labelling Scheme to be expanded into region SINGAPORE – The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme looks set to expand into the region. Chairman of the Singapore Environment Council Isabella Loh said Singapore will cooperate with other Global … Continue reading

Channel NewsAsia: Green office initiative gets makeover

The Singapore Environment Council recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their Eco Office Label, with the launch of Project: Eco Office. Channel NewsAsia reports. Green office initiative gets makeover SINGAPORE: A project to help companies raise awareness and cultivate environment-friendly habits in the workplace is making a renewed push to spread the “green” message. The Singapore … Continue reading

The Straits Times: More Singaporeans care about climate change

The Straits Times reported on the National Climate Change Secretariat’s survey on the awareness levels of Singaporeans towards climate change. Green Drinks Singapore was asked for our reaction towards the results. More Singaporeans care about climate change The first local survey on climate change shows that most Singaporeans are concerned about the issue and believe in taking … 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.