Environmental Talks, Sustainability Workshops and Green Tours

July 22, 2015 by  
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Green Future Solutions - Talks, Workshops and Tours

Green Future Solutions provides customised education and training services for different audience. Here’s the talks, workshops and tours that we can conduct.

Talks

If you are looking for a speaker to educate your employees or share about environmental topics at your corporate event, we are available for speaking opportunities on these topics:

  1. Waste Minimisation and Recycling
  2. Energy and Climate Change
  3. Green Strategies for Businesses
  4. Sustainable Singapore
  5. The Sharing Economy in Singapore
  6. Circular Economy in Singapore
  7. The Seven Habits of Green Conscious Singaporeans

Workshops

If you are looking for a trainer to conduct training for your employees or participants on sustainability topics, or conduct hands-on craft and DIY demonstrations, we are available to conduct these workshops:

  1. How to Green Your Business
  2. Implementing an Eco-Office Programme
  3. Organising Sustainable Events
  4. Engaging Employees in CSR
  5. ISO14001 Environmental Management System
  6. Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  7. Environmental, Health and Safety Laws in Singapore
  8. Upcycling of Waste Material into Useful Items
  9. Lamp Making from Unwanted Wooden Pallets
  10. Making Glass Decorations from Unwanted Glass Bottles

Tours

If you are looking to organise a tour or visit to educate your employees or participants about environmental topics, we can help to facilitate tours to places related to these topics:

  1. Waste Management and Recycling
  2. Green Buildings
  3. Water Management
  4. Energy and Climate Change
  5. Nature and Biodiversity

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Our talks, workshops and tours are tailored for each audience and format. For enquiries and fees, contact us via email at eugene@greenfuture.sg or via our contact form.

Singapore’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and what it means

July 6, 2015 by  
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Solar Park at Marina Barrage

Singapore has recently submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. Each country is requested to submit their INDC before the Conference of Parties in Paris in December this year so as to facilitate the development of a new global climate agreement for the post-2020 period.

Singapore’s INDC states that it intends to reduce its Emissions Intensity (EI) by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030, and stabilise its emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030. Singapore’s Emissions Intensity or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per S$GDP (at 2010 prices) in 2005 is 0.176 kgCO2e/S$. A reduction of 36% would mean that Singapore’s EI in 2030 is projected to be 0.113 kgCO2e/S$. Read more

SG50 Green List – Singapore Green Landscape 2015

June 24, 2015 by  
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Singapore Green Landscape 2015

Our Singapore Green Landscape 2015 provides a list of 44 non-governmental organisations and non-profits; 49 green groups; 17 business associations and groups; 53 green websites; 26 government agencies; and 47 institutes and centres in Singapore, which are relevant to the environment.

Since it’s SG50 this year, we have chosen 50 environmental-related groups and organisations from the Singapore Green Landscape 2015, which we like and based on their past and present work. The other groups and organisations not in this SG50 Green List also deserve our support and recognition too! Read more

Work towards systemic changes this World Environment Day

June 5, 2015 by  
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Every year on World Environment Day, we are reminded of the need to take individual actions for our environment. This year, besides taking small individual actions, let us also start thinking about how we can work towards systemic changes with more impact.

While it is important for each of us to take action, it is even more important to focus on systemic changes. We need systemic changes such as building sustainable urban infrastructure and green buildings; increasing the resilience of our energy, water and food security; redesigning and developing new ways of making, reusing and recycling products and materials; and conserving our biodiversity.

These large systemic changes are likely to be achieved mostly through the efforts of the government, but it can happen faster with individuals pushing for these actions to be discussed and implemented.

Our local environment has been taken good care of by the government, so good that we do not see the need to care or be responsible for our environment. Most Singaporeans tend to depend on the government and not take responsibility for the environment. This indifferent attitude needs to be changed if we are to ensure a sustainable environment, which requires the efforts of both the government and the people.

Instead of relying or expecting the government to take care of our environment, it is time for Singaporeans to do our part and take responsibility. We should start using our rights as citizens and participate actively and positively in nudging the government towards systemic changes.

We can participate in the formulation of government policies on the environment. This could be through government dialogues or feedback channels, and also through the media. For example, the REACH platform by the government allows feedback and discussion on various green issues and policies. The government agencies are also having more public consultations on environmental policies and strategies.

We can also play a more active role in advocating for systemic changes in government policies and programmes. This could be through starting or joining groups to advocate for systemic changes in development plans, such as Chek Jawa in the past or the current Cross Island Line cutting across the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and in government policies, such as having more clean energy, introducing green procurement, or minimising waste through redesign and reuse.

There are opportunities for us to voice our concerns about the environment and the need for systemic changes through several channels and we should make use of them constructively. As we state our stand on environmental issues, it is important to base it not only on our convictions but also based on facts and adopting a positive win-win mentality.

For this year’s World Environment Day, remember that everyone can play a part for our environment, through our own individual actions and through encouraging more systemic changes in government policies and programmes.

Reducing Marine Trash in Singapore

May 6, 2015 by  
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Marine Trash Art

We arranged a meeting yesterday with staff from the Department of Public Cleanliness and the Policy and Planning Division in the National Environment Agency (NEA) to discuss about marine trash, together with Siva from International Coastal Cleanup Singapore and Ria from Wildsingapore.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  1. Understand more about how NEA is clearing the marine trash, and NEA’s strategies and policies in reducing marine trash.
  2. Explore how NEA can lead the efforts in coordinating with other government agencies and NGOs, and work together to reduce marine trash.

We shared the following during the meeting:

  • Siva: Data and photos from ICCS; top marine trash items; hotspots especially those directly under NEA
  • Ria: Photos of marine trash at coasts near fish farms; disposal collection for fish farms
  • Eugene: Marine trash from beachgoers; suggestions on reducing marine trash and upstream policies to minimise plastic disposables

Besides cleaning and clearing marine trash, there should be more efforts to reduce marine trash. We hope that NEA can work together with the various stakeholders to address and reduce marine trash over time. Read more

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