When we visit the East Coast Park beach, the problem of marine trash always comes to mind as the shore is littered with trash, especially before the cleaners start clearing them. Marine trash is an issue that we think has got worse over the past decade, with no holistic solutions or action plans being implemented to solve the problem.
To address some of the concerns on marine trash found at beaches and mangroves in Singapore, let’s take a closer look at the amount of marine trash, the potential sources, key barriers, and our proposed action plan to tackle marine trash. Read more
This workshop is for those working in environmental and social NGOs, groups or non-profits, and aims to provide a basic overview and tips on using free web tools to help your organisation do better in your work. The topics covered include:
- Listen to your stakeholders (how to use Google Alerts and Feedly)
- Creating and maintaining your website or blog (about WordPress, writing and SEO)
- Using email newsletter (how to use Mailchimp)
- Sharing and engagement with your audience (tips for Facebook and editorial calendar)
- Tracking website statistics (using Google Analytics)
Date: 3 Sep 2014, Wed
Venue: 237 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786
The workshop is free and only open to staff from environmental and social NGOs, groups or non-profits based in Singapore.
This workshop is conducted by Eugene Tay, Director of Green Future Solutions. He is a sustainability and green media consultant who believes in spreading the environmental message and inspiring and empowering others to take action.
The venue is kindly sponsored by 237. Located at the heart of Chinatown, 237 is the innovation powerhouse of Singapore that serves as a coworking space and also doubles as an events venue. More than just a coworking space, 237 is a vibrant and passionate community that focuses on using innovative thinking for social good. For more information, check out their website www.237.io or like them on their Facebook page at 237SG.
What past participants said:
“Thank you for the very helpful workshop. This will certainly help green campaigns reach more people effectively, creating a greater impact.”
“A very good introductory workshop to tips on social media.”
“It was a very informative workshop that shares about the freebies from the web. Good for users who are exploring into more platforms but do not know where to find.”
“I enjoyed thoroughly the passionate share on the various topics you handpicked; and I liked how questions just come in and there are inputs and comments from the floor too.”
“Great sharing of practical tools and tips, with examples of how they can be applied!”
Register here to attend the workshop. We will contact you to confirm whether your registration is successful, thanks!
We have been running the Save Food Cut Waste campaign since Nov 2012. There is now more awareness about food waste in Singapore and we have been getting several enquiries from the public who are concerned about food waste.
To address some of the concerns on food waste, let’s take a closer look at food waste generated, the causes, ways to reduce food waste, key barriers, and our proposed action plan to tackle food waste.
Food Waste in Singapore
Over the last 10 years, the amount of food waste generated in Singapore has increased by 45%. In 2013, the amount of food waste generated reached an all-time high of 796,000 tonnes and only 13% of it was recycled. Read more
We believe that conversations involving the public can increase awareness, engagement and ownership of sustainability issues in Singapore, and enable the public to discuss constructive and specific solutions to address the issues. More importantly, the conversations will plant the seeds that it is possible to nudge or effect environmental change from the bottom-up.
We hope to see more young people come forward to organise future conversations. So based on our experience in co-organising 4 public conversations – “Our SG Conversation for the Green Community” and 3 “Conversations on Sustainable Singapore”, we developed a practical guide to empower more young people and student groups to take the lead in organising future Conversations on Sustainable Singapore.
This practical guide gives a step-by-step approach on how to organise public conversations and shares some good practices, format and questions, and templates of slides, email and feedback forms. If you are interested to organise a conversation, we hope that this free guide would be useful and you do not have to start from scratch.
If your student or youth group is interested to organise a conversation and need more advice, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with Nature Society (Singapore) and SMU verts, Green Future Solutions co-organised 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore, with the objectives to understand people’s thoughts and stories, and to generate constructive and specific suggestions for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review conducted by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).
The Conversations on Sustainable Singapore were held over three sessions and focused on the following topics:
- Energy and Climate Change
- Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
- Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)
The third session of the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore: Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste) was held on 24 May 2014. The discussions and suggestions during the session are compiled in the following report for submission to MEWR as potential inputs for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review, and also sent to the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) for their reference and consideration for action.