Conversations on Sustainable Singapore – Reading Materials

May 20, 2014 by  
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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 are held over three sessions and focus on the following topics:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

For each session, a 2-page reading material on the topic was sent to the participants before the session, so that they can read up on the topic and come prepared with suggestions.

The reading materials are posted below for your reference: Read more

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aufR_Luk6OoCOrs58vHVPiB-TbF4fQW58nCmdAFjXuo/viewform

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

Save Food Cut Waste

October 10, 2012 by  
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Are you wasting food? What’s the impact of food waste? Looking for tips to reduce food waste? Want to learn recipes to cook leftovers?

Save Food Cut Waste is a ground-up movement to educate people, organisations and businesses in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and to encourage them to take action in reducing food waste.

We are starting the campaign in Nov. Meanwhile, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Or receive latest updates, tips and recipes by subscribing to our newsletter!

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the campaign website and events from Oct to Dec. Here’s the good people we are looking for:

1) Content Writers: Interview stakeholders on food waste and write tips on reducing food waste

2) Photographers and Videographers: Record interviews with stakeholders, and show problems or solutions on food waste through images and videos

3) Graphic Designers: Design and layout for web and print

4) Ambassadors: Helping out at events and talks to spread the message on food waste

If you are interested to volunteer, please fill up this form. Thanks and look forward to working together in reducing food waste in Singapore!

Planning a Campaign to Reduce, Redistribute and Recycle Food Waste in Singapore

February 6, 2012 by  
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In 2010, Singapore threw away 0.64 million tonnes of food waste and only 16% was recycled. This means that on average, each person in Singapore generated about 126kg of food waste a year. This is common throughout the world and according to a 2011 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 1.3 billion tonnes or one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted.

Food waste has several environmental and social impacts, and represents a waste of resources used in food production, distribution and disposal, such as land, water, energy, fertilisers, labour and capital, and produces unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions leading to climate change. The food wasted could be used to feed the poor and the nearly one billion malnourished people in the world.

To tackle this problem of food waste, we are thinking of organising a campaign to reduce food waste in Singapore. The campaign would aim to help consumers, households, food outlets, retailers, caterers, food distributors, and food manufacturers in Singapore understand the environmental and social impacts of our food cycle, and take actions to reduce, redistribute and recycle food waste in Singapore.

We are still in the process of conceptualising the campaign and trying to get sponsors, and will share more about the campaign later. Meanwhile, if you have any ideas and suggestions, do share them with us. Thanks!

Update: More info on the campaign – Save Food Cut Waste

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