secondsguru for eco-friendly life

Secondsguru was born when the co-founders, Anuja Byotra Aggarwal and Lara Rath, were surprised how much time it took them to research &  find simple, practical ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle after they had arrived in Singapore as fresh expats. Where to buy used furniture? Where to source organic and bulk foods? What could or could not go into recycle bins? Which eco-events would let them connect with like-minded people? What to do with all the books and clothes they no longer needed? So many questions, so little information at the fingertips!

Thus began Secondsguru in end-2014. As a one-stop portal, it has all the tools and resources you would need lead an eco-lifestyle in Singapore. From curated eco-events and local sustainable brands to handy tips to live green and upcycling craft ideas- we’ve got it all covered! We want to make sustainable living a creative, fun experience for you. After all, our motto is “Green Living. Made Easy.”

We also run initiatives to support sustainable living in the community- such as educational talks and presence at eco events. We’ve conducted BookSwaps at Earthfest Singapore, run student workshops at National Environment Agency’s Clean & Green fair, talked on sustainable fashion at the WWF- Malaysia conference on sustainability for youth, and organized many more such initiatives.

anuja aggarwal secondsguru at WWF youth conference in malaysia-If you want to get clued into the green landscape in Singapore, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for regular updates and inspiration. And don’t forget to leave your comments so we know what you think!

-If your school / university / office would like to tap our expertise for a talk – write to us at or

-If you are the owner of an eco brand whose ethos matches with ours and would like to collaborate and see our Media Kit, mail or

-If you want to contribute articles to or just give feedback, drop us an email on

-If you want to reproduce content on our website, please refer to our Copyright page on what and how we are happy to share!

Welcome to this joyful green journey,

Anuja and Lara


Co- founders, Anuja Byotra Aggarwal and Lara Rath, at the Secondsguru Bookswap at Earthfest 2018 in Singapore





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  • Dear Anuja & Lara,
    It was interesting to read about your work and experience the website of secondsguru. We are a four decade old organization based out of Kolkata, India. Our major focus area has been to promote small producers and handmade, designing for a cleaner lifestyle. A lot of our work includes upcycling or use of eco-friendly and green raw materials & processes. Would be interested to know, if we could collaborate.

    • Dear Sujata, Thanks for stopping by Secondsguru and your kind words! I’ve been browsing through Sasha’s website and it is great to see how you are collaborating with artisans in meaningful, beautiful ways. Would love to connect and explore collaboration ideas. Can you drop me an email at

  • Hello Lara!
    It was lovely to finally connect with you at EarthFest. Love your idea you were telling me about. I was wondering whether we could meet over coffee sometime to see how we can collaborate 🙂 Let me know.


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