Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Waste and the 3Rs)

May 26, 2014 by  
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Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Waste and 3Rs) - report cover

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)

The second session of the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore: Waste and the 3Rs was held on 4 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) for their reference and consideration for action.

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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!

Give Away Your Unwanted Stuff

December 17, 2012 by  
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It’s the time of the year when we start house cleaning and clear away old stuff for the coming new year.

If you have unwanted stuff that are still in good condition, consider giving them to someone or donating them to charity. You can give it away through the following ways:

1. Give Away Online

The Singapore Freecycle Network is part of the global Freecycle movement that allows anyone to give away or receive items for free on Yahoo! Groups.

Pass It On is a Central CDC initiative that allows the public to donate unwanted household items in good working condition to Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs).

YouSwop is an online community that allows people to exchange items for something they need for free.

2. Give to Charity

The Salvation Army operates Family Thrift Stores that receives donations-in-kind from the public and companies, and resells them to support social programmes. You can find a list of the locations of Family Thrift Stores and donation bins at the Salvation Army website.

The Tzu Chi Recycling Points and the monthly Recycling Day collects items like clothes, electrical appliances, school bags, leather, belts, shoes, soft toys, CDs, etc.

Blessings in a Bag is a non-profit project that partners with communities, orphanages, schools, and homes across Asia to provide for the needs of underprivileged, abused and medically-ill children. They accept donations for items (in decent condition and not stained, torn or dirty) such as children’s workbooks, educational toys and games, baby and children’s clothes, children’s story books, and recyclable tote bags.

3. Use the Recycling Programme

Old clothing and soft toys or electrical items can be placed in the recycling bags or bins under the National Recycling Programme. These items are usually sold by the recycling collectors.

Contact your recycling collector to check what used items can be placed inside the recycling bag or bin.

How to Use Freecycle@Work to Promote the Reuse of Unwanted Items in Your Company

February 28, 2011 by  
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Intuit Inc. has developed the Freecycle@Work application using Intuit QuickBase to promote reuse in companies.

Freecycle is a popular global movement promoting the reuse and exchange of free unwanted items through local groups. In Singapore, there is an active group called the Singapore Freecycle Network.

Companies can use the free online Freecycle@Work app to develop a Freecycle programme and allow employees to post items they no longer need, find items they want, and assess their impact in terms of how many pounds of material saved from the landfill and their green ranking in the company.

Employees can post unwanted company items (such as office stationery and furniture, filing cabinets, computers, etc) or their own household items. Read more

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