Green Living, an annual eco lifestyle event positioned to meet the needs of eco-conscious consumers and businesses alike, returns for its second year from 9 to 11 September 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. It is the first sustainable lifestyle event that aims to build a bridge between consumers and companies advocating green products.
This year’s exhibition is inspired by the themes from the book Cities of Love authored by Mr. Tai Lee Siang and Ms. Valerie Ang, which will be launched at Green Living 2016. The book focuses on 12 core ingredients that can make the city a better and sustainable place to live in; such as Family Oriented City, Edible City, Smart Device City, Garden City and more. These ingredients will be represented by the different zones of Green Living and visitors will be able to explore and experience them personally.
“The future of our human existence lies in our cities, by 2050 it is expected that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in them. So how can we shape the future for a better and brighter tomorrow?” said Mr. Tai Lee Siang, President of Design & Business Chamber Singapore. “Green Living and loving our cities is something that everyone can achieve.”
“As a thoughtfully curated and dedicated eco lifestyle event, Green Living 2016 encourages and reminds everyone to be responsible for our environment,” said Ms. Karen Leong, Project Director of Reed Exhibitions, organiser of Green Living 2016. “With a bigger event this year, the myriad of exhibitors and activities lined up will help visitors to better integrate green habits into their daily lives.”
Housing over a 100 brands of eco-friendly products covering Sustainable Home, Eco Parents, Health & Wellness, Transportation & Mobility and Smart Technology, Green Living seeks to encourage visitors to adopt a greener approach to their lifestyle.
Smart & Sustainable Home Showcase
Green Living will showcase two showrooms for sustainable home and smart technology with partners such as IKEA, Bosch and Lutron, offering an insight on the ease of creating eco-friendly and sustainable spaces for the whole family. This will also be IKEA’s first sustainable home exhibit out of the IKEA store in Singapore.
A tour within the showroom will be conducted to educate both family and kids on easy and simple solutions as well as tips on how to live a more sustainable life at home.
Interactive Workshops & Seminar Corner
Over 40 workshops and seminars will be available for the public throughout the 3 days.
Catering to various interest groups, the workshop and seminar schedule features a variety of interesting topics including:
- Terrarium Making by Ecoponics, suitable for both adults and children
- Chemical Free Skincare by Precious Oilers for making natural home-made products like deodorants with therapeutic grade essential oils.
- Green Beauty. Where to Start? by Ayelli, teaching how to read beauty labels and what organic certifications to look out for
- SuperEating for the Whole Family by Balanced Living, an interactive cooking demonstration that explains which nutrients are vital for your family’s needs
- Organic Gardening at Home by Biomax on the dos and don’ts of organic gardening and how to convert a normal garden into an organic one
- Low Carbon Tips by Singapore Environment Council (SEC), showing how to monitor household energy consumption and carbon emission
- “Energize” Yoga conducted by Tara Stiles, founder of renowned global yoga brand Strala
The majority of the workshops and seminars are available free of charge for the public. For more information, visit www.green-living.com.sg
Over 100 eco-lifestyle products and services
Visitors can start their green lifestyle journey at Green Living 2016 with a wide selection of over 100 eco-lifestyle products and services brands that benefit the environment and meet their modern needs.
Beauty and wellness aficionados can look forward to organic skincare products and makeup made from natural ingredients, such as Ayelli’s pure organic Moroccan Argan Oil, Balm Kitchen’s botanical-based skin care and body care line, Flare Wellness’ organic beauty treatments as well as The Soap Haven’s range of soap bars suitable for all skin types, including for those with skin-conditions.
Parents can also look out for products for their little ones, such as Twinkle’s line of organic essential baby oil, Bebe Bamboo’s sustainably sourced bamboo clothes and many other eco-friendly clothes, baby products and toys brought to you by Mumpreneurs’, a collaboration between Gardenasia and Mums@Works.
Visitors will also be able to stock up on organic food products at the Green Café as well as try their hand at making their own DIY delicious smoothie on a pedal-powered smoothie bicycle.
Interior decorations and furnishings such as Reborn’s beautiful table lamps made from upcycled glass bottles, In-Vitro’s Botanicaire Air Detoxifier and Coriandoli’s soy wax candles will also be available at Green Living 2016.
An alternative mode of transport, Scootastic,will make an appearance showcasing their revolutionary e-scooter, K3 Fosjoas, along with a wide selection of Emarco’s Personal Mobility Transporter which offers comfort and safety in getting around the island while minimising carbon footprint.
GP Battery ‘Charge & Save’ campaign
As a champion for a better environment and e-waste reduction, GP Battery will be giving out 1,500 packs of rechargeable batteries to visitors who exchange their old alkaline batteries at Green Living 2016 under their ‘Charge & Save’ campaign.
World Wildlife Federation (WWF) Singapore reality-to-virtual display
Amongst the many key highlights of the event, World Wildlife Federation (WWF) Singapore will be putting together an immersive experiential show with Samsung’s Gear VR to raise awareness of park rangers. The reality-to-virtual display will showcase a day in the life of a park ranger and their roles and responsibilities in protecting national parks and animals in their natural habitat.
Singapore Sustainability Story II
Founded on government initiatives to make Singapore a sustainable city to live in, Singapore Sustainability Story is back for its second edition showcasing inspiring stories from agencies, corporates, communities and individuals to share their journey towards a greener lifestyle and city. The best 20 shortlisted stories will be showcased at Green Living 2016. Visitors will be asked to cast their votes for their favourite story and the top three stories will win shopping vouchers.
SEC Recycling Bin Design showcase
The Recycling Bin Design Competition 2016 organised by Singapore Environment Council (SEC), will be showcasing life-size prototypes of innovative and effective recycling bins designed by schools. These exhibits aim to educate the public on the many different ways to recycle.
Visitors will get to see the live sketching of a gigantic art canvas by Band of Doodlers that shows ‘What kind of earth will future generations inherit’. The canvas depicts a beautiful and contaminated earth, to educate the public on the importance of protecting the environment.
Visitors are called upon to show their love for the environment by recycling their plastic at Green Living’s Eco-Love Machine. In return they will be rewarded with eco-friendly gifts for their recycling effort. In addition, visitors will get a chance to participate in a Lucky Draw to win $16,000 worth of prizes and products including e-scooters, green home appliances and shopping vouchers.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014, Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
About BEX Asia, MCE Asia & IGBC
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is the global business sourcing, networking and knowledge- sharing platform for the sustainable built environment in Southeast Asia. The event draws together international brands of green building technologies and advancements, to the heart of the region’s community of architects, building owners, contractors, consultants, developers, facility managers and energy managers, for business opportunities and experiential engagement. www.bex-asia.com/.
MCE Asia 2016, is the first dedicated trade exhibition for the HVAC, Water, Renewable Energy and Heating Sectors of the Green Building Community in Southeast Asia. The event will showcase the DUAL concept of energy saving & efficiency via innovative technologies or integrated systems with enriched living comfort through optimised indoor environment quality.
The focal audience for MCE Asia is specialised building professionals within the residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and hospitality sectors, and those whom are concerned with the above evolving trends. www.mcexpocomfort-asia.com/.
The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2016, organised by the Building Construction and Authority (BCA) of Singapore, will also be held concurrently with BEX Asia 2016 and MCE Asia 2016. Themed “Build Green, Live Smart”, ‘Build Green’ represents the call for greener infrastructure, while ‘Live Smart’ focuses on the action for end users to act more responsibly and live sustainably based on meaningful smart data collected. IGBC 2016 expects to attract more than 1,000 participants from over 30 countries including policy makers and key government officials from growth markets, committed to understanding and putting into action real-world, tangible and leading green building solutions. www.sgbw.com.sg/en.
Collectively, BEX Asia 2016, Green Living 2016, MCE Asia 2016, IGBC 2016, will be the key platforms during the Singapore Green Building Week from 5 — 11 September for the exchange of global expertise, knowledge and solutions for the future of Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Built Environment.