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ECOBANK 2018: CALL FOR DONATIONS! Do
ECOBANK 2018: CALL FOR DONATIONS!
Do you know that number of clothes and old items that we dispose of today is contributing to the national carbon footprint and climate change?
This year, it is time to do your part towards the goal of 2018 being the Year of Climate Action, by giving away your pre-loved items to charity instead of throwing them away!
If you want to make an impact, you can start by collecting all your used items that are still in good condition such as toys, clothes, books, and accessories and drop them off to one of these pickup locations across the island:
- Republic Plaza
9 Raffles Place, Level 1
- Quayside Isle
31 Ocean Way, Basement 1 (Management Office)
- City House
36 Robinson Road, Lobby
- Fuji Xerox Towers
80 Anson Road, Lobby
- Central Mall office
1 Magazine Road, Level 1 (Customer Service Counter)
- Manulife Centre
51 Bras Basah Road, Level 1 lift lobby
- City Square Mall – 180 Kitchener Road, Basement 2, next to travellators
Your donated items will be curated and sold at the EcoBank Bazaar and 100% of proceeds will go to The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore (CCA). Unsold items will go to CCA and the MINDS Thrift Shop to benefit their fundraising efforts.
Don’t waste your good condition items, pass them on to EcoBank!
About Singapore Sustainability Academy
The Singapore Sustainability Academy is the first major People, Public and Private (3P) ground-up initiative by City Developments Limited and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Singapore’s national goals to tackle climate change. The zero-energy academy is certified Green Mark Platinum by the Building and Construction Authority and is the first in Singapore to have its construction materials, Cross Laminated Timber and Glued Laminated Timber, verified by the Nature’s Barcode system as coming from responsible sources.
The Academy aims to promote a low-carbon economy, resource efficiency, and sustainable practices among businesses and the community, in particular, youths. The SSA focuses on the key areas of advocacy, building capacity and collaboration, education, training, and information and resource sharing as well as user engagement.
January 5 (Friday) - February 9 (Friday) SGT
In case you haven't heard
In case you haven’t heard of EcoBank 2018 which is happening in March, this is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
Organised by City Developments Limited and Eco-Business, EcoBank 2018 is a bazaar aiming towards national efforts against climate change while encouraging to do good for charity by recycling your good condition items!
As this drive requires manpower to assist in sorting and curation of items, as well as during the bazaar itself, they are currently seeking volunteers for
1. Sorting and Curation (12 Jan – 27 Feb 2017) at City Industrial Building, 71, Tannery Lane Singapore 347807
2. EcoBank Bazaar (2 Mar– 4 Mar 2017) at City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
If you have a warm personality and keen to contribute your time for this drive, you can sign up here. To reward you for your efforts, volunteers will get a $10 City Square Mall voucher per shift.
January 12 (Friday) - March 4 (Sunday)
Singapore Sustainability Academy 180 Kitchener Road Singapore
A most convenient way to
A most convenient way to get rid of your e-waste! All electrical and electronic equipment (“anything with an electrical chord”) can be deposited at specially created additional collection points on specified weekends between Sep 2017 to Feb 2018. For every piece of e-waste recycled, vulnerable families receive energy-efficient light bulbs.
Participating venues include community centres at Marine Parade, Geylang and Siglap to RCs at MacPherson and Dakota, and many more addresses. For full details on date and venues, refer to the link here. These are all centrally located neighborhoods in the South East District.
The project is a partnership between South East Community Development Council and Panasonic, Cimelia Resource Recovery, Esun International, Vemac Services, and National Environment Agency [NEA].
(Saturday) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ever dreamed of your own
Ever dreamed of your own mini veggie garden at home, even though your space is lack of sunlight and air circulation? Fret not, there is a way! Citizen Farm has something just for you!
During this introductory workshop, you will get to learn how to set up a simple hydroponics system at home using materials easily found at hardware shops.
This workshop will provide you with the following topics:
– Hydroponics vs. soil-grown veggies (Pros and Cons)
– Materials and equipment
– Lighting, ventilation & temperature
– Nutrients and watering
– Types of veggies you can grow
– Exclusive tour of the different hydroponics systems at Citizen Farm
Take home: Cheat sheet for hydroponics setup & a packet of Citizen Farm hydroponically grown leafy veggies!
Tickets: $50 (Get your tickets here.)
About Citizen Farm
Citizen Farm is the brainchild of Edible Garden City. Designed to be a closed-loop urban farming system that integrates natural systems with modern technology, its aim to build a more robust and sustainable urban farming model for the world at large.
Citizen Farm strives to rekindle the sense of community through agriculture that has been part of our human history for thousands of years.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am
60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
Citizen Farmpenjara@citizenfarm.com.sg 60 Jalan Penjara Singapore 149375
It is time to turn
It is time to turn your plain wall spaces into Airplant Greenwalls! Forget those complicated engineering or piping, Itchy Fingers will teach you how to easily create one of your own. Back on their second Greenwall Project, this workshop will guide you all about making your own airplants pieces that you can use to decorate your work desk, coffee tables, or simply hang it up in your balcony!
There are 3 different sizes of frames available for you.
– SGD 65 per pax for the workshop and for a small frame (13x18cm)
– SGD 80 per pax for the workshop and for a medium frame (18x24cm)
– SGD 110 per pax for the workshop and for a large frame (23x23cm)
To purchase tickets, please click here.
About Itchy Fingers
Itchy Fingers is an avenue to channel your curiosity in learning how to create unique and tangible hand-crafted products.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Itchy Fingersgr@sarahandschooling.com 157A Jalan Besar Singapore 208874
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm SGT
75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Loewen Gardens Farmers' Market
You can participate with the
You can participate with the community in recycling work by collecting recyclables and send the items to the Tzu Chi recycling point in your neighborhood. [Find the recycling point nearest to you here.] As you try a hand at sorting recyclables, you may realize the need to cut down on waste!
During this time, Tzu Chi volunteers will be around to advise you on recycling work. Posters containing information about environmental conservation are also put up at every recycling point to promote environmental awareness and eco-living.
(Sunday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm SGT
Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore)
At times, we do not
At times, we do not realize the major environmental impacts produced by recreational activities. Through this workshop, you will have a better understanding of how different recreational activities and their impacts through hands-on interaction. With the principles of Leave No Trace, Better Trails aim to assist organizers executes their outdoor activities with minimum impact while enjoying outdoor responsibly.
Ticket: $35 (Purchase your tickets here.)
About Leave No Trace & Better Trails
Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you – the world we all enjoy. Better Trails LLP is a proud partner of Leave No Trace and has been actively conducting this internationally recognised programme locally and overseas.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fort Canning Park, Fort Gate
51 Canning Rise, Singapore 179620
22feb - 3marfeb 224:00 pmmar 3Swapaholic| Swap your preloved clothes and accessories4:00 pm - (march 3) 5:00 pm Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), 6F City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Love the idea of exchanging
Love the idea of exchanging your pre-loved clothes for a new set of apparel? Be part of the #fashionrevolution and swap them all to refresh your own clothing collection! It’s open to all ages and genders too.
The event works in 3 simple steps. See this ‘How it works?’ video
First, Sort your wardrobe out. See a handy guide from Secondsguru here
Second, only for this time, no pre-registration is needed. So, on the designated dates [and time] at the location stated below, “surrender” your preloved clothes, shoes and accessories . All preloved pieces will be vetted – clean and wearable NOT stained, torn, faded, ripped, missing buttons, damaged, and broken zippers. The idea is not dumping, but passing on clothing that still has lots of life left in it! Depending on the quality and quantity of what you give in, you get swapling points.
Finally use these points to swap till you drop on 3 March, the swapping date.
Remember the golden rule: If you haven’t worn it in a year, just assume you never will and swap it forward! And of course, BYOB (Bring your own bag)!
Nominal fee to participate: Each ‘swapper’ can Swap max 20 items
Category 1 1-3 items $10 flat fee
Category 2 3-20 items $30 flat fee
*Member Perks: ALL members get $ 4 off when opting for Category 2!
*Students Perks: students receive $ 4 off when opting for Category 2!
Pre-Collection: DROP OFF DATES (DROP OFF ITEMS AT ANY ONE OF THE CONVENIENT DATES BEFORE THE EVENT)
22nd Feb, Thu- 4-9pm
23rd Feb, Fri- 10am-9pm
24-25 Feb, Sat-Sun- 11am-6pm
Location: Xerox Fuji Building #2-08 &10, 80 Anson Rd, Singapore 079907
SWAP EVENT DATE
3rd March, Saturday, 2-5pm
Location: SSA, 6F City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539
3 ways your swapping experience will get jazzed up on the SWAP day;
#girlboss Anna Vanessa Haotanto (Founder & CEO- TheNewSavvy) and charming Charlotte Mei (TV & Radio Presenter) will be GIVING AWAY fashion items from their swapalicious closets, ONLY for this SWAP! (The items will be on display and you’ll to be able to swap your items for them)
DJ Nickey will play irresistible tunes while you are swapping! Feel free to express your joy by singing and dancing along with her. Swapping is meant to be therapeutic after all.
And finally, the best part, Made Real will bring in healthy snacks for the Swapaholics to energize them as they swap along!
February 22 (Thursday) 4:00 pm - March 3 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
City Square Mall
Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), 6F City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Gardening may sound easy, but
Gardening may sound easy, but as soon as you get into it, you realized you need a proper guide and theoretical knowledge before you begin! If you are a gardening enthusiast, this course is made for you.
This course will take you through the following basic gardening topics:
– Basic organic principles.
– Which container should I use to grow my plants in?
– Learn about the different kinds of soil and fertilizers to use.
– Understand the climate in Singapore.
– Find out which plants you can grow in Singapore.
– Holistic pest management.
Tickets: $36 (Purchase tickets here.)
About Edible Garden City
Edible Garden City champions the “Grow Your Own Food” movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm SGT
NÓNG at HortPark
33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
Edible Garden Cityhello@ediblegardencity.com
Want to be a statistician
Want to be a statistician for a day, do your bit for the environment and get a decent cardio workout in the process? Join the ‘Marine trash sampling’ event organized by the International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore as a volunteer! Supplies such as trash bags, sieves and gloves would be provided.
When: Sunday 25th February, from 8:30am-11:30am
Where: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Rd, Singapore, 498833
Suitable for adults and children age 12 and above (if accompanied and supervised by adults).
How will I be a statistician? You will help collect data for the NUS-NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme and would be used to establish the baseline data of marine trash in Singapore. Data collection will be of both macro-debris (>5 mm) and microplastics (1 – 5 mm) would be done in an area of 20 quadrats (2.5 m by 2.5 m).
How am I helping the environment? When you collect the samples, you will clean up the beach in the process. All the
Oh, what about the cardio? As you walk around cleaning up, bending over to pick up the trash, you will use your core, a lot of muscle and burn a fair bit of calories. The natural heating of the sun will help accelerate the process. So, there you go!!
What do I bring along?
- Water bottle (with at least one litre of water)
- Hat, sun block and/or insect repellent
- Reusable raincoat/poncho (we will work in light rain)
- Change of clothes for public transport
See link to sign up and for more information.
(Sunday) 8:30 am - 11:30 am SGT
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
50 Tanah Merah Ferry Rd Singapore, 498833
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore