1. The Conscious Festival 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 13th – 7 p.m., Sunday, October 15th
Place: South Beach Tower, 38 Beach Road, Singapore, 189767
Organiser: Green is the New Black
The Conscious Festival 2023 is an experiential event that focuses on the future of humanity in relation to climate, technology, and environmental consciousness. Through music, art, talks, workshops, and community building, it aims to raise awareness and help people adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Find more details about the festival here.
2. East Coast Beach Plan Cleanups
Time: 9:00 a.m., Friday, October 13th; 9:00 a.m., Friday, October 20th; 9:00 a.m., Friday, October 27th
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!
3. Learning Forest Tour
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Sunday, October 14th
Place: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate
Organiser: National Parks
The Learning Forest Tour features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.
The Learning Forest Tour is free. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the session. Limited slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
3. Welcome Waders!
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 13:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14th
Place: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre
Organiser: National Parks
Every year, millions of migratory shorebirds make an extraordinary journey from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to this part of the world. The journey is a difficult one, and many of them fall prey to hunters, predators, and storms. However, a greater threat than all these is the loss of their ancestral rest stops to development, as populations plummet in the face of starvation.
For the shorebirds that arrive at Sungei Buloh, the reserve is a constant sanctuary in a coastline that is changing everywhere. For some, this is a chance to rest and refuel before their next stop in
Australia. For others, the reserve is precious home until April comes by, and they are readied for the long flight north.
Welcome Waders! is held in conjunction with World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), which falls on 14 October this year. WMBD is a biannual awareness-raising campaign that highlights the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
4. Four Conversations 2023: The Clean Shift
Time: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14th – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 15th
Place: The Pod, Level 16, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore, 188064
Organiser: National Library Board
Four Conversations is an annual signature programme by the National Library where thought leaders share new possibilities for the future while inspiring lifelong learning and the creation of new knowledge.
Embrace a paradigm shift towards sustainability and make a positive impact on our lives and society. Be empowered by our local and international speakers
and explore new possibilities in the areas of employment, finance, human behaviour, and consumerism.
Click here to register now!
5. Zero • Market
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, October 15th; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, October 21st
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! We 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!
6. Ubin Mangrove Kayaking – OCBC Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20th
Place: OCBC Mangrove Park
Organiser: Sea Angel
In support of the Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative, Sea Angel is offering a limited run of community kayaking trips! From this immersive experience, community members will develop positive thoughts and feelings toward the mangroves and come up with questions and ideas for consideration by park designers and regulators.
The community rate for the kayaking trip is $30/pax including a guided tour, kayak equipment, a lifejacket, and bottled water.
The public feedback window is open till October 20th. To register for the event, please click here or contact 96775467 via WhatsApp.
7. Cloop 3rd Year Anniversary Party
Time: 10 a.m., Saturday, October 21st – 6 p.m., Sunday, October 22nd
Place: City Sprouts Sustainability Centre 102 Henderson Road, Singapore, 159562
Cloop celebrates 3 years of closing the loop for fashion for good, and would like you to join the festivities! This party has a big programme lineup including swaps and a bunch of earth-friendly activities.
Learn more about the event and purchase your ticket here.
8. Lifestyle Market
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 28th
Place: Jurong Lake Gardens, Gardenhouse
Organiser: National Parks
Hang out at BIG’s lifestyle market to discover and support local brands that offer a variety of green products. From plants to crafts, homewares to pets, there’s something for everyone!
9. Repair Event
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, October 29th
Place: at various locations near you (check the website for details).
Organiser: Repair Kopitiam
Join the upcoming repair event to revitalise your belongings with ease. Repair Kopitiam is here to rejuvenate what you cherish, from electricals to clothes needing a fix, even those broken household items. Its experts will mend your things, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability.
Click here to reserve a slot (Booking starts at 12 p.m., October 13th). Remember to check the sign-up conditions for your chosen time slot before coming.