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.

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6 August: Urban Farm Tour organised by Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

Vegetarian Society (Singapore) has organised an urban farm tour. Do check it out!

VSS’ First Ever Urban Farm Tour!

Join us on a learning journey this August – We’ll be enjoying a refreshing vegan breakfast of organic mulberry leaf tea, brown rice milk with sweet corn, and sweet potato pudding; a choice of Mandarin or English guided urban organic farm and herbal garden tour and a potting session. Learn how to get your hands in “good dirt” to pot your very own herb! Packed with more than just fun, this tour will teach you to convert your garbage into your very own chemical-free cleaner. Don’t forget to buy some organic produce on sale at the end of your trip! You wouldn’t want to miss that!

We’ll end our morning activities with a scrumptious organic vegan set lunch of brown rice briani with masala chickpea curry, green salad with cashew dressing, pumpkin soup and freshly baked wholemeal bread hot from the oven. Drooling already? Sign up now!

Venue: Kampung Senang Tampines Centre, Blk 840 Tampines Street 82 #01-111, Singapore 520840

Date & time: Sat, 6 Aug 2011, 8:30am – 1pm

Cost: $30 (VSS Members)

This event is catered exclusively for VSS members only. Non-members can sign up as members to participate.

Kampung Senang in Malay stands for ‘Village of inner Peace’. It is a charity and education foundation established in 1999 to promote the spirit of community (Kampung) togetherness, holistic well-being and natural lifestyle, through caring and living.

Kampung Senang, with its mission of ‘Care for the Environment, Care for People’, is a volunteer-driven foundation, providing services which include Care Services for young children, students and the elderly, a free TCM clinic, Holistic Support for People affected by Cancer (HSPC), Organic Farming education, and a Mobility Aids and Equipment Recycling project. Learn more about Kampung Senang.

Itinerary

8.30 am: Welcome & breakfast snack

9.00 am: Our Farm Tour begins! Herbs section, Veggie section & Potting station

10.30 am: Enzyme-making demo

11:30 am: Q & A

12.00 pm: Organic Lunch and sale of organic fresh produce

1.00 pm: End of Event

Registration

Click here to register.

Limited to 35 persons, so please register early. (Reservation is confirmed upon payment.)

Please include your name, mobile number and VSS membership number (if applicable).

VSS membership is now FREE for full-time students who are 23 and below! Click here to join now.

Payment

Payment can be made online or by cheque.

Make secure online payment here

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Vegetarian Society (Singapore)’

 Mailing address: 3 Pemimpin Drive, #07-02, Lip Hing Building, Singapore 576147

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Veggie Singles Night is back with a vengeance!

Veggie Singles Night is back! And if you are veg-interested or veg-friendly and looking to meet a like-minded crowd, head down to Food#03 this Friday from 8pm!

Participants will be strongly encouraged to try going veg one day a week, or at least have three veggie meals a week. Veggie pledge-y cards will be on hand to for you to use as a reminder of your veggie targets.

Just like the last session, do bring long fruit/veg to indicate an interest in men, and round fruit/veg to indicate an interest in ladies! Be creative, dress up your fruit or veg ! As usual, all fruit and veg will be donated to Food#03′s Soup Kitchen initiative, which feed people below the poverty line in Singapore.

Find out your love destiny through the in-house tarot card reader, Mr Quek Ser Ming. All revenue from his readings go to Post-Museum. Part proceeds from all food and beverages go to Post-Museum and Vegetarian Society (Singapore).

If you are not single but would like to support this event, you are very welcome to do so! On the night, your “taken” status will be indicated through a vibrant red dot. Green is for go and Red is for halt!!

People of all persuasions are welcome, and most certainly the LGBT crowd!

Free entry! Bring your love machine!!

If you are on Facebook, you can register your interest here, do look out for updates! For those who have not got a Facebook account, no worries, just show up on the day.

Details!

Start Time:
Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8:00pm
Location:
 Food #03
Address:
109 Rowell Road
Entry Fee:
Free!

Mark this date in your calendars: 24 Oct

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Twenty fourth October is the international day of climate action where 152 countries come together to rally for change ahead of the Copenhagen meeting. 350 parts per million being the safe upper limit for CO2 in the atmosphere is where we want to get to. Currently, we are at 390 parts per million.

So come show your support for this global movement by attending the aerial photography organised by Vegetarian Society (Singapore) and ECO Singapore, where everyone will stand in a formation that spells out 350. This starts at 8am at the Padang. Afterwards, there will be other activities to participate in, such as the wacky walk from the Padang to SMU at 10am, and other fun activities thereon.

For those of you on Facebook, do check out the full itinerary here, or if you do not have a Facebook account, see here  instead.

Do note that you should RSVP by 17 Oct to 350@vss.sg or marketing@eco-singapore.org. Do state your name and contact number.

To find out more about this global campaign, visit the 350 website.