This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth (by concentrating light 10,000 times)

André Broessel, Rawlemon Solar Sphere

From themindunleashed.org – “German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs.”

Go Grid Parity!

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STB launches guidelines to get event organisers, hotels to go green in Singapore

Sustainable Events Management and ISO 20121

From CNA: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched sustainability guidelines for the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore.

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In a statement on Tuesday, STB said the guidelines are drawn from international standards and are meant to encourage local players to meet global sustainability requirements.

It said the guidelines apply across the business events ecosystem, including hotels, venues, event organisers and meeting planners, transportation, food and beverage, and audio-visual set-up.

The areas they address include waste management, efficient use of water and energy, and getting employees to develop a commitment to sustainable practices.

The statement said the first event to adopt the guidelines is the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainability Development to be held at Marina Bay Sands from November 25 to 26.

Download the STB Sustainability Guidelines For Events

Find out more about Sustainable Events Management, and international standards such as ISO 20121, and Carbon Footprinting with ISO 14064

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Green Drinks November Networking Night – 28th November 2013

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On November 28, CaliberLink, in collaboration with Green Drinks Singapore, will hold a “Green Career Pathways” networking session. This is in response to the positive feedback on CaliberLink’s “Working in the Green Sector” workshop in August 2013. The workshop helped PMEs understand the different types of business models, government grants and policies under the green entrepreneurship space. It also covered the skills required and how PMEs can reposition themselves to enter the growing green job market.
Speaking in this event is Seetha Raghupathy from AECOM and Atul Harkisanka from LinkedIn. If you are Professionals, Managers, Executives who are interested in green entrepreneurship or a career in sustainability, please join us on:

Date: November 28, 2013
Time: 6.00PM – 9PM

(pre-registration is required. Please RSVP here)

Venue: Galeri Utama,The Foothills, Fort Canning Park (Opposite Liang Court & Clarke Quay), Singapore 179874

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Green Drinks December – Systems Risks & Opportunities

Following the successful September event focused on the Limits of Growth, the Beyond Business as Usual series will take it a step further in December to look at how firms are practically tackling the strategic issues of sustainability and then recalibrating their models.

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With Gordon Falconer (Director of Urban Innovation, CISCO Systems), Iolanda Meehan (Director of Strategic Service, Haworth), and Mario Van der Meulen (LPK Design) sharing their experiences at the  December 5 event, participants will gain a tangible understanding of how firms are looking across their value chains for opportunity recalibrate their processes, products, and people, reduce risk, and increase opportunity.

With our goal to move beyond inspiration to action, participants will gain insight and tools in areas of design, manufacturing, materials, and reducing waste, so that when you leave the room you will be able to apply what you have learned to take a step forward in driving sustainability forward in your organization.

Sponsored by EATON and Haworth, and in partnership with Green Drinks Singapore, we hope that you will join us in this evening of discussion and learning.

Event detail
Date: December 5, 2013
Time 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Haworth Organic Work Space
Costs: 20SGD

Buy Ticket HERE: http://ptix.co/17OlMMi

To learn more about the Beyond Business As Usual event series, please click here

 

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Panel Discussion on #sgflood / #ponding (Stop complaining about it and check out what they’re doing about it!)

In this special mid-month session of Green Drinks, PUB’s Chief Engineer for Drainage Planning, Ridzuan Ismail shares their strategic approach in drainage design and flood management in Singapore. Following this, we have a panel discussion moderated by Grace Chua of The Straits Times, with Ridzuan, Eugene Heng from Waterways Watch Society, and Liew Yien Phin from Black & Veatch.

Join us!

Date: 14 November 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Venue: Hood Bar & Cafe, #05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street (opposite Bugis Junction)
Admission fee: Any one drink! Please support the venue :)
RSVP: greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com or on our FB group 

 

Further Reading – Projects Underway To Protect Singapore From Floods:

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Hans Rosling – 200 years of global change

STOCKHOLM 28 September 2013

Professor Hans Rosling (Gapminder and Karolinska Institutet)

The first public forum for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Working Group I Summary for Policymakers, Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis.

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“Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability”

Good TED talk by Steve Howard. Good reminder on what we need to be doing.

“The big blue buildings of Ikea have sprouted solar panels and wind turbines; inside, shelves are stocked with LED lighting and recycled cotton. Why? Because as Steve Howard puts it: “Sustainability has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do.” Howard, the chief sustainability officer at the furniture megastore, talks about his quest to sell eco-friendly materials and practices — both internally and to worldwide customers — and lays a challenge for other global giants.”

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