1. Organic Composting for Gardening
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, 14th November
Place: Punggol Regional Library – Programme Room
Organiser: GoLibrary, National Library Board
The Organic Composting for Gardening Programme discusses the importance of organic composting in gardening and its role in contributing to sustainability in Singapore. Key speaker Jayden Ong, co-founder of SoilSocial, will share about the practical aspects of organic composting at home and within community gardens.
Registration is free. Reserve a spot here.
GoLibrary is the organiser of Programmes on Sustainability. Head to an NLB library to pick up tips on how to live a greener life! Explore other programmes and offerings here.
2. What’s in my water?
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 18th November
Place: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
What’s in my water? is a guided morning walk at Sungei Buloh that offers an opportunity to explore and familiarize yourself with the diverse land and coastal creatures and plants inhabiting the wetland reserve. Sungei Buloh comprises mangroves, mudflats, ponds, and forests, making it a tropical haven for a wide-ranging ecosystem that includes mudskippers, crabs, water snakes, monitor lizards, otters, and various other species.
The What’s in my water? tour is free. Limited to 12 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration opens at 8 a.m., 10th November. The walk will be cancelled if it rains.
3. East Coast Beach Plan Cleanups
Time: Friday, 10th November, Friday, 17th November, Friday, 24th November
Place: East Coast Park
The East Coast Beach Plan is a ground-up initiative for anyone interested to join or self-organise clean-ups to do their part to reduce plastic pollution from entering the ocean. Note that all sessions are ad-hoc and self-organised by interested individuals, nothing is really centrally organised. Do participate safely and at your own discretion and risk.
Read this document before you go!
4. Zero • Market
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, 18th November, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, 19th November
Place: Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, 30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
Organiser: Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre 慈济人文青年中心
The Zero • Market is a sustainable lifestyle market, where fresh produce and sustainable goods are available! They are working towards Zero Waste, starting with Zero Meat and Zero Plastic (except for unavoidable plastic packaging). It takes place every 1st and 3rd Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of the month unless otherwise stated. Visit the Zero • Market and don’t forget to bring your own bag!
5. Love Our Coast Beach Cleanup
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Sunday, 26th November
Place: Georges @ The Cove
Love Our Coast Beach Cleanup is an initiative led by georges to promote care and responsibility for the beaches and coastal ecosystems in Singapore. The cleanup process comprises an initial briefing, during which participants will receive cleaning equipment. Following the cleanup, they will be responsible for sorting the items collected from the beach.
Registration is free. Click here to sign up.
6. Repair Kopitiam
Time: Sunday, 26th November
Place: Various locations
Organiser: Repair Kopitiam
Repair Kopitiam is an initiative designed to combat the disposable culture by offering a platform where individuals can mend their personal belongings with guidance and assistance from volunteer “Repair Coaches”. This do-it-yourself (DIY) repair event takes place on the final Sunday of each month at different locations throughout the country. To participate, attendees need to schedule a specific timeslot and are allowed to bring up to two items for repair during each session.
Booking opens on 10th November through 21st November. Read event house rules here.
7. Turning waste to energy: TuasOne Waste-To-Energy Plant Tour
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 28th November
Place: Jurong East MRT Station (Meeting point)
Organiser: CGS Experiences
Turning waste to energy: TuasOne Waste-To-Energy Plant Tour is a guided visit to Singapore’s sixth waste-to-energy plant. The plant can process about 35% of the garbage that Singapore generates daily, incinerating up to 3,600 tonnes of waste and generating up to 120 megawatts of electricity daily. Explore the facilities and learn about the technologies employed to turn waste materials into energy.
Learn more about the tour and register here.
Edit: Wow! This tour is popular and completely booked out now. You can join the waitlist or organise your own group booking via the NEA Portal.
For the little ones:
8. Weird and Wonderful Plants
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, 20th November
Place: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Centre for Education & Outreach
Organiser: National Parks
Weird and Wonderful Plants is a children’s workshop and guided tour through the Singapore Botanic Gardens to observe unique and strange plants in their natural habitat. Participants will discover plants with such as the Pitcher plant, Venus flytrap, Ant plant, and Air plant and learn about their important ecological roles, why plant life is crucial for the environment and why it’s essential to conserve biodiversity.
The Weird and Wonderful Plants workshop is $50 per child. Suitable for children in Primary 1 to 6.
9. Deep Field by Tin&Ed
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., 16th – 26th November
Place: ArtScience Museum, Basement 2, Rainbow Room
Organiser: ArtScience Museum
Deep Field by Tin&Ed is an immersive art experience by Australian artists Tin Nguyen and Edward Cutting. The experience starts with a guided tour of the museum where participants will have a chance to design their own imaginary flora and fauna taking inspiration from the natural environment. Their creations will be added to a new ecosystem of plants revealed through the lens of Augmented Reality (AR). As participants immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the natural world, they are prompted to establish a deeper connection with and contemplate their relationship with our planet and nature.