November Events in Singapore

November events in Singapore that help you raise awareness, take action, connect with nature, be a part of the environmental movement, and meet like-minded people.


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

Organiser: National Parks


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

Organiser: @eastcoastbeachplan


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

Organiser: Georges


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

OrganiserArtScience 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.

The Deep Field by Tin&Ed workshop is free with registration. Click here for more information about Tin&Ed. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Book here to reserve a slot. 

7 Energy-saving Habits to Add to Your Everyday Life

By adopting energy-efficient practices and making conscious choices in our daily routines, we can collectively reduce the environmental impact of energy consumption while helping to secure a cleaner, greener future for our city.


As Singapore continues to advance technologically and economically, the demand for energy steadily rises. Although the capacity of renewable energy has expanded, fossil gas continues to be the main energy source for Singapore. Natural gas is not renewable and emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change and global warming. 

As part of its climate pledge, Singapore plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The nation-state’s approach to reaching its target include improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions from power generation, developing low-carbon technologies, and responding through collection action. 

By adopting energy-efficient practices and making conscious choices in our daily routines, we can collectively reduce the environmental impact of energy consumption while helping to secure a cleaner, greener future for our city.

Here is a checklist to help you build good energy-saving habits:

  • Turn off lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving a room.

  • Turn off the water heater when you’re done with your shower.

  • Switch off electrical appliances at the power socket.

Instead of leaving an appliance on standby power, switch it off at the power socket. When devices such as laptops, TVs, modems, and routers are left on, they continue to use electricity.

  • Use a fan instead of turning on the air conditioner.

Electric fans require around 30 times less electricity to operate than a standard air conditioning unit. Research shows that widespread use of fans has the potential to reduce energy demand and emissions attributed to air conditioner use by up to 70%.

  • If you must switch on the air conditioner, set it to a moderate temperature (around 25-26°C) to reduce energy consumption.

Setting the air conditioner to a moderate temperature conserves energy and helps manage electricity demand, especially during peak hours. Once the room is sufficiently cooled, switch to a fan and avoid running the air conditioner for extended periods.

  • Open your curtains during the day to maximise natural lighting and minimise the need for artificial lights.

  • Use energy-efficient appliances and consider switching to LED bulbs for lighting.

LED bulbs consume up to 25% less electricity than Compact Fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs and can last about 2.5 times longer.

Choose an energy efficient appliance with more ticks on the energy label. An appliance with fewer ticks may cost you more in electricity bills in a year.

Image courtesy of NEA

    Which eco-friendly habits are you adding to your everyday life, and which are you already doing?