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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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.

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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


RSVP: greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com

 

We hope you can join us!

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Keep Singapore Clean – NDP Animation

This National Day, let’s work together to keep Singapore clean and green while celebrating what makes us Singapore.

Cristiano Ronaldo Scores As Ambassador of Mangrove Care Forum In Bali, Indonesia

We were live at the Mangrove Care Forum in Bali to witness football hero, Cristiano Ronaldo, along with President Bambang Susilo Yudhyono and other important Indonesian ministers take actions to raise awareness for the negative impact that negligent business operations has had on the Mangroves of Indonesia and also to gain support in restoring these natural habitats.

The mangrove tree planting ceremony which took place on the 26th of June 2013, as said by Cristiano Ronaldo himself, was performed in a bid to inspire the youth in Indonesia to be more concerned about their natural ecosystems, and to be more aware of the damage that the neglect of doing so would cause to the future of the country along with the rest of the world 兔子滑梯.

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Waste Management Symposium 2013 @ Max Atria, Singapore Expo

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A message from Waste Management and Recycling Association Singapore:

Taking place in Singapore on 2 July 2013, the Waste Management Symposium is jointly organised by Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS), National Environment Agency (NEA) and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and supported by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).

The symposium will provide insights into developments and opportunities in key Asia markets as well as showcase novel approaches into promising solutions and technologies for waste management and recycling industry economical inflatable water park with wave slide.

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Pop-Up Green Drinks Networking Tuesday!

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Sponsored by Veolia, and in collaboration with the good folks at Waste Management & Recycling Association Of Singapore (WMRAS),  we’re happy to announce Pop-Up Green Drinks: Networking Tuesday!

Our aim is to connect the Singapore green community, to encourage collaboration and to get to know each other a little bit better. Expect networking activities, opportunities to shout out about the good work that you do, sprinkled with a good dose of fun and laughter in between – So don’t forget your box of name cards. Also, thanks to our sponsor, Veolia, food and drink will be provided FREE.

NOTE: There is limited space of 70 seats available, so RSVP at greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com early to get on the list!

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