1. Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2023
Organiser: Enterprise Singapore
The fifth edition of the Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge, organised by Enterprise Singapore, seeks innovative minds to devise sustainable solutions under key themes: Climate Change, Green Buildings, Sustainable Agriculture & Trade, Sustainable Materials, and an Open Category.
Successful innovators will gain a unique opportunity to engage in co-innovation with corporate partners. In addition, prizes include potential grant support, S$75,000 from Hexagon Group, as well as funding and real-world testing facilitated by industry pioneers. Learn more
2. Fashion Swap — Festive Edition
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., 1st – 3rd December
Get ready to unwrap the most wonderful time of the year with Cloop’s festive edition Fashion Swap! Whether you’re gearing up for travelling, Christmas, NYE, or CNY celebrations, Cloop’s got your style needs covered sustainably!
Learn more about the event here.
3. East Coast Beach Plan Cleanups
Time: Friday, 1st December, Friday, 8th December, Friday, 15th December, Friday, 22nd December, Friday, 29th December
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. Death of a T-shirt?
Time: 7 p.m., Thursday, 7th December
Place: Punggol Regional Library – Programme Room (Level 5) | Zoom
Organiser: Punggol Regional Library
In this programme, Jasmine Tuan, co-founder of Cloop, and Kevin Kho, Centre Manager of the RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre will talk about the afterlives of our clothes. Find out what Singaporeans are doing to tackle the problem of textile waste, and how technology can help to give our clothes a second chance of life.
Get tickets here.
5. Zero • Market – Eco Xmas Edition
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 16th & 17th December
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!
Learn more here.
6. Project Blue Wave Ambassador Workshop Part 1 & 2
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, 16th December
Place: PAssion Wave@Marina Bay
Description: Learn about marine biodiversity and environmental conservation with PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay and Stridy. Complete the sessions below to be an ambassador:
Part 1: Theory
Part 2: Waterway / Park Cleanup
Part 3: Volunteer with us
The minimum age of participation is 12, and participants are expected to register as volunteers and volunteer with PAssion Wave.
Online registration closes on 11 December. Use this link to register.
7. Repair Kopitiam
Time: Sunday, 17th December
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 1st December through 13th December. Read event house rules here.
8. Sustainable Creative Artwork by Visual Arts Centre X NTU ADM
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, 30th December
Place: Visual Arts Centre
This immersive experience is perfect for aspiring eco-conscious artists and individuals of all ages. Learn to merge artistic expression with a commitment to environmental responsibility. Dive into techniques that bring your ideas to life while championing sustainability. From recycled materials to nature-inspired themes, the workshop will ignite your passion for art and the planet.
The minimum age of participation is 10.
Learn more about the workshop here.