this is how a little plant shop in Punggol turned sustainability into community. 

Littlebotany: a tiny plant shop moving a community toward a bigger cause. Tucked in a little corner of Punggol is a quaint plot packed with plants – its interior is decorated with knick knacks from travels around the world, and if you’re lucky, you might even meet a chicken or two! To Singapore’s plant-lovers, this space might not be unfamiliar. Although small, it’s especially known for its cozy vibes and sense ...

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Inchcape Singapore supports Geylang East Home for the Aged.

Accessible rides are now available for seniors, thanks to Inchcape Singapore. Inchcape Singapore, local distributor of Toyota, Suzuki, Lexus, and Hino vehicles, has sponsored the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for a Toyota Hiace van to Geylang East Home for the Aged (GEHA), a charity organization dedicated to providing essential care and support to the elderly in Singapore. Charitable organizations such as GEHA face challenges in acquiring COEs relating to transporting seniors ...

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meet Melati, Thanda, and Louisa: the women pioneering marine conservation.

Meet Melati, Thanda, and Louisa, the three women inspiring change in coastal and marine life conservation! Just a few days ago, the Blue Water EduFest came to an end with a fitting marina clean up. With more than 100 volunteers signing up, the event was undoubtedly a success, despite having taken a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  An event organised to create meaningful conversations about marine and coastal conservation, the two-day ...

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[creative juices] the duo protesting fast fashion waste with sustainable, bespoke kimonos.

A passion for fashion AND a love for all things sustainable! Meet Ian and Eshton, the Singaporean duo protesting textile waste in the fast fashion industry with bespoke kimonos. Kimonos have a long-standing history with sustainability. Crafting a kimono is a process that takes into account every part of the cloth involved – little to no waste is produced! So it seems fitting that the founders of Syne Singapore, Ian and ...

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say hello to Singapore’s first home-grown electric race car.

The NUS FSAE team’s R22e is more than just a speed machine, it’s a stepping stone to building EV know-how in Singapore’s auto sector. As you know, Singapore has no automobile industry, no race tracks, and bar a tiny number of exceptions these days, no motorsport events that local drivers can take part in. But that doesn’t mean Singapore has no race cars. Since 2001, the National University of Singapore has been ...

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meet the man who never leaves pineapple leaves behind.

With more people aspiring towards a zero-waste lifestyle, it's safe to say we're paying more attention to trash. But according to Harold Koh, founder of Nextevo, a company focused on repurposing agricultural waste, people have been overlooking one very important bit of waste - pineapple leaves.   From consuming ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetable, to upcycling your old pair of jeans, or shopping second-hand clothes – there’s been a growing focus on ...

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Hyundai’s Goal of the Century is a goal for humanity.

Hyundai's 'Goal of the Century' campaign featuring Steven Gerrard and BTS aims to unite the world through football for a sustainable future. What do football and K-pop have in common? If your answer is “crazy rabid fans”, well… You’re not entirely wrong. But whether you are neutral to these things or fall into one of the fan camps, one has to concede the potential of the sheer size of these fanbases. ...

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[creative juices] jynk ink: fruit juice skin stains.

28-year-old Jennifer Soon, also known as Jynk Ink, is a freelance jagua tattoo artist known for her botanical pieces. We meet up with her to learn more about her craft, and the popular plant-based temporary tattoo ink. It’s just after 1 in the afternoon as we pull up to Jen’s studio at Jalan Pelikat. Not having had time for lunch, it doesn’t help that the route to her studio is paved with ...

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kids invent the darndest things (for social good).

Rome wasn’t built in a day. But these talented youth take on real-world issues in the recent Invention Sprint Workshop for Youths. And all in the span of 3 weeks. There are some who’d say that kids these days are getting smarter, thinking faster and growing quicker than any other generation before. And though the reasons why may be debatable, I for one wholeheartedly agree too. it all STEMs from something. Image credit: ...

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Hyundai Motors electrifies tomorrow’s automotive-industry workforce.

The future is electric and today’s professionals and students are being geared up for what’s to come, all thanks to Singapore's Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, and Hyundai Motors. In partnership with Hyundai Motors, ITE College West has launched a series of Micro Learning Courses (MLCs) focusing on Sustainable Land Transportation Systems. not just for technicians. These MLCs offer an opportunity for current automotive industry workers, those looking to switch ...

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