Conversations on Sustainable Singapore

April 7, 2014 by  
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Conversations on Sustainable Singapore

Do you wish to see a more sustainable Singapore and have good ideas to share? We’re pleased to announce that Nature Society (Singapore), SMU verts and Green Future Solutions are co-organising 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore for you to discuss specific topics and share suggestions.

The aim of the conversations is to generate constructive and specific suggestions, which would be submitted for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

You’re invited to join us for the conversations! The sessions will be held at the SMU Administration Building, Level 6 University Lounge, on the following dates and time, with a specific topic for each session:

26 Apr 2014, Sat (0830 – 1300)
Energy and Climate Change

4 May 2014, Sun (0830 – 1300)
Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

24 May 2014, Sat (0830 – 1300)
Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

We’re opening up 50 seats to the public for each session. For more info and to sign up for the conversations, click on the link below:

We look forward to your participation in the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore!

Green Products and Exhibits at Eco-Products International Fair 2014

April 1, 2014 by  
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Eco-Products International Fair 2014

We recently visited the Eco-Products International Fair 2014 (EPIF 2014) held from 13 to 16 Mar 2014 in Taipei. The exhibition was organised by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade. The exhibition has been rotating among APO member countries since 2004, and is in Taiwan for the first time.

Implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, with the Taiwan Green Trade Project Office and the China Productivity Center, the exhibition saw a record-breaking number of 207 exhibitors with 437 booths participating in the Fair to promote green trade, sustainable development, and green lifestyle. Read more

Does Singapore Need to Have a Government Department That Addresses Sustainable Business?

March 5, 2014 by  
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How green is your company

Which government department in Singapore is in-charge of pushing for sustainable business? The answer is none.

There are several government agencies and departments working on different environmental policies, and green initiatives and funding schemes, but there is no one department in-charge of helping businesses in Singapore to be more sustainable in a holistic way.

Although there is a whole-of-government approach to the environment at the top level, there are still silos and gaps at the operational level. Businesses that are interested to be more sustainable usually have to speak to different agencies and departments separately. Read more

Singapore Budget 2014 – Sustainability and Innovation Credit (SIC)

February 21, 2014 by  
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Sustinable Development in SingaporeThe Singapore Budget 2014 speech will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in Parliament next Friday.

At Green Business Singapore, our top wish for this year’s Budget is to see the government introducing a Sustainability and Innovation Credit (SIC) scheme, similar to the existing popular Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme that is supposed to end in FY 2015.

With rising public awareness on sustainability and increased risks from climate change, food disruptions and energy price fluctuations, most businesses including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand the need to reduce their environmental impacts, especially in terms of energy, water and waste. However, they are usually constrained by the lack of trained manpower and resources to take action. Read more

Singapore Green Landscape 2014

January 30, 2014 by  
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Singapore Green Landscape 2014

Do you wish to know more about the environmental scene in Singapore? Find out now from our 5th edition of the Singapore Green Landscape!

The Singapore Green Landscape 2014 provides a review of 128 key environmental news in Singapore last year, and highlights the 8 key reports that are related to the environment.

It also gives an introduction to the 36 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), 36 green groups, 16 business associations and groups, 39 green websites, 25 government agencies, and 44 institutes and centres in Singapore, which are related to the environment.

We hope that this publication is useful for everyone who wishes to know more about the state of the environment in Singapore, find and connect with the environmental organisations in Singapore, or explore personal and business opportunities. This publication is free for download. Feel free to share this with others.

To download your free online copy of the Singapore Green Landscape 2014, simply sign up for our newsletter below and we will email it to you within 3 days.

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