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.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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


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 inflatable tent.


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

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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: or on our FB group 


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See you at the upcoming Green Drinks – Green Heart Inside The Red Dot

Nominated Member of Parliament Faizah Jamal kicks off the evening by giving a short introduction on the background of the Cross Island Line through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve issue, making references to the Population White Paper Land Use Plan. She will also talk about the engagement between nature groups and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on this issue.


Tony O’Dempsey will be speaking about the importance of preserving our natural heritage through the Nature Reserves. He will be discussing what is so special about the Central Catchment Nature reserve and how it is more than just “green Space”. Tony will talk in detail about the various threats to our native habitats including the current issue of the Cross Island Line proposed by the LTA as part of its 2013 Master Plan.

Also we’ve heard how an arborist is a ‘protector’ of trees and many of them work for a particular government agency. What does Goh Mia Chun as an arborist do in his tree consultancy firm and what is his role in protecting trees? Find out more…

Date: 23 October 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 6.30pm onwards

Venue: The Hub, National Youth Council Academy, 113 Somerset Road



We hope you can join us!

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Green Drinks & Beyond Business As Usual: Limits Of Growth


On September 24, Green Drinks presents a new collaborative event on Limits to Growth:

Hosted by Haworth, sponsored by EATON, and in partnership with Family Business Network, this round of Beyond Business As Usual will focus on the Limits of Growth to develop a deeper understanding of the issues that Asia faces. This includes how business leaders can prepare themselves and their organizations.

As a city state that has just celebrated its 48th birthday, and one that is constantly looking for an opportunity to increase its competitiveness, Singapore has proactively addressed many of its physical limits to growth. For Singapore to remain competitive, it needs to address several key areas of energy, waste, and food. To discuss these issues and how they will affect business, a panel from diverse backgrounds will share their views and how they are positioning their firms going forward.

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Green Drinks July 2013 – Dengue & Mosquitoes

Why is Singapore currently experiencing a dengue epidemic? How does the Aedes mosquito, as the dengue vector, behave? Why is it so difficult to eradicate?   Against the backdrop of the outbreak, research is critical for sense-making and identifying possible contributing factors to the current situation益事特气模. Step behind the scenes with Associate Professor Ng Lee Ching to discover how Singapore’s dengue control programme utilises science to guide its operations. Find out why dengue is hitting harder this year, and what you can do to help stop transmission via this potent environmental threat.

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