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

SG #climatestrike: 15 March 2019

SG Climate Strike 15 March 2019 #climatestrike #climateactionsg

On 15 March 2019, youths from all over the world unite to demand for climate policy. #climatestrike is founded by Greta Thunberg , 16-year old Swedish climate activist who has rallied global youths and politicians to take climate action.

In Singapore, youths show solidarity to the global movement by taking part in the local online campaign using the hashtags #climatestrike and #climateactionsg. Everyone is welcome to participate in our campaign as we express our urgent desire for change!

Our SG Climate Strike will take form in two parts:

  • Online campaign – (official strike timing 12-1pm SGT)

The official time of the global #ClimateStrike is scheduled for 12-1PM, at our respective time zones, which is when we will share our messages.

Download our campaign template that are most suitable to be shared as Instagram/ Facebook story and post at bit.ly/climatestrikesgtemplate. Compulsory hashtags to include in your story and posts are #climatestrike and #climateactionsg.

  • Poll – all day

bit.ly/CLIMATESTRIKESG (5 minutes poll)

The poll seeks to consolidate the support for SG Climate Strike 15 March 2019. View others’ responses here bit.ly/climatestrikesgpollresults

Thank you for joining us, share about the movement with your friends and family!

Organised by:
https://www.instagram.com/theweirdandwild/ &
https://www.instagram.com/tingkats.sg/

24 Jan 2018 – INSIGHT Dialogue: The Flipside of Clean Energy

Dear members of the Green Drinks community,

Come down and meet the Channel NewsAsia INSIGHT producer and environmental leaders over some food and drinks.

The event will showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes footage which the INSIGHT team garnered from filming the episode in Japan – offering a better understanding of the condition of Fukushima’s road to recovery and repercussions from the nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

Various environmental themes from the episode will also be discussed on a panel with distinguished leaders from the green industry and the INSIGHT team.

We hope to encourage a conversation around the search for sustainability and awareness for issues that affect not just Singapore but the world.

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Green Drinks: Economics As If People & Planet Mattered

This month, we are excited to bring you two highly insightful speakers – Julian Wong and Steve McCoy, who have previously given rousing talks at Green Drinks. They are joining us this time to speak about rethinking growth and our economic system, it’s rare to have them in town (and together!), so this one is not to be missed!
This session is supported by Young NTUC.

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Green Drinks: Mapping Food Sharing Landscape in Singapore

This month’s Green Drinks event is on mapping the food sharing landscape in Singapore. We are happy to co-host this session with Foodscape Collective.
 
Invited speaker
Monika Rut is a PhD researcher at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She is part of Sharecity, a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council, which identifies and examines the diverse practices of urban food sharing that use information and communication technologies to mediate their sharing. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.
 
Topic
Mapping Food Sharing Landscape in Singapore
 
About this talk
The sharing of food is a longstanding feature of human civilisation, both as a mechanism through which sustenance is secured and as a means to cement social relations.
 
As a social practice, food sharing has evolved through centuries, from the viscerality of food sharing in subsistence societies and experiences of care and conviviality in kinship networks, to engagement with emerging forms of digitally mediated food sharing that facilitate connections between strangers building new communities.
 
Long recognized as a symbol of solidarity and communality in food sovereignty and right to the city movements through the development of community food commons, contemporary food sharing has evolved to include food sharing apps, social media platforms, and new forms of social connectedness arising from shared activities around food growing, food consumption and food waste. As such, contemporary food sharing inhabits a dynamic landscape where actors connect through different forms of interaction and exchange including collecting, gifting, bartering and monetary transactions.
 
Monika’s talk will offer an introduction to the SHARECITY research project, which seeks develop deeper theoretical understanding of contemporary food sharing, generate comparative international empirical data about urban food sharing activities, assess the impact of food sharing, and explore how food sharing in cities might evolve in the future.
 
The talk will conclude with an ongoing reflection on the theory and practice of ethnographies of everyday food sharing in Singapore.
Date: 29 June 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Workcentral, Singapore Shopping Centre, Level 6 (Brewhouse), 190 Clemenceau Avenue
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com
See you there!

[Event] Green Drinks x Fashion Revolution: Environmental Impacts of Textiles

This month, we are proud to be part of Fashion Revolution Week Singapore, and we have partnered Fashion Revolution SG and Etrican for this special feature on textiles and its environmental impacts. Our speakers this month include Dragos Necula of Etrican, and Anisa Sia Johnny of Raffles College of Higher Education. So what should we be wearing if we wish to tread gently on the earth? Come by and find out if you’re looking for an honest assessment!

Dragos will be addressing the topic of “Textile Sustainability”. He will start by highlighting some of the complexities involved in measuring environmental impact of textiles. He will then give a brief overview of textile classification and terms and will take a closer look at an environmental benchmark of some of the more common fibres in the clothing industry at present. The talk will conclude with a challenge to consider whether textile impact is an adequate measure of apparel sustainability.

Anisa will give a short talk covering the different types of sustainable/ethical fashion brands making a change for good and offer a challenge to the audience in their role as a consumer.

Date: 27 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Workcentral, Singapore Shopping Centre, Level 6 (Brewhouse), 190 Clemenceau Avenue.
Admission: Free (contributions to society accepted)
RSVP: Via Facebook or email greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com

See you there!

About Our Speakers
Dragos is co-founder of Etrican, Singapore’s pioneer of eco fashion, a brand that works exclusively with GOTS certified organic cotton. He is also the founder of black and green, a boutique digital marketing agency. He has a keen interest in innovative, sustainability driven business models and is always on the look out for ideas that could benefit society and the environment.

Anisa Sia Johnny is a Marketing & Branding professional who has branched into Academia. Over 15 years experience in the Fashion industry from Brand Management, Retail experience to mentoring fashion start-ups and more. She is currently lecturing in Fashion Marketing & Management at Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore. Her passion for helping creative businesses, fashion entrepreneurship and human centered design gets her out of bed every morning.

About Workcentral
Workcentral is a vibrant, supportive co-working community located centrally on Orchard Road.  With a goal of bettering businesses, we offer flexible work spaces, curated programming and comprehensive business solutions.

Our tight-knit member community ranges from freelance consultants to growing SMEs across a variety of industries. We work closely with them to provide networking opportunities and business services relevant to their needs.

For more informaion, please visit www.workcentral.com.sg or email to: hello@workcentral.com.sg

Exhibition: On Sharks & Humanity at Parkview Museum

The Parkview Museum is currently exhibiting On Sharks & Humanity, which looks at the practice of shark finning and our impact on the oceans. The exhibition runs till 9 September, 2017, admission is free. More details from their press release below.

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