Learn How To Live Sustainably At The Conscious Festival

By Chong Seow Wei

Take little green steps with Green Is The New Black, the organisers of The Conscious Festival, which promotes social and environmental responsibility

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The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black returns from November 3 to 4 to inspire us to live more consciously. Held at eco-friendly hotel, Parkroyal on Pickering, the festival, which was launched in Singapore in 2015 and Hong Kong earlier this year, combines fun and education with a marketplace featuring more than 70 eco-conscious fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands. Free to the public, it will also boast food booths, live music and entertainment by local acts, and interactive activities to enhance your green knowledge. 

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Above  The marketplace at The Conscious Festival in 2017

Also on display within the same space is an exhibition of the second annual list of Green Warriors, which shines the spotlight on 30 noteworthy individuals from Singapore and Hong Kong who have been making an impact. For the first time, there will also be smaller artistic showcases such as an immersive virtual reality experience by impact investor, MeshMinds, and innovative works by local university students.

Diving deeper into specific topics of sustainability and mindful living is a series of ticketed workshops and talks powered by DBS that will address four main themes—live, work, consume and travel—and in the process, reveal interesting insights, stimulate conversations and provoke established perspectives about the matters. 

With Generation T as exclusive lifestyle media partner, The Conscious Festival will see Generation T 2018 honouree Veerappan Swaminathan, founder of the Sustainable Living Lab, helm a 20min talk held on November 4. His discussion topic: rethinking design and services for the circular economy.

(Related: 6 Luxury Eco Resorts For The Perfect Honeymoon)

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Above  A speaker addressing the crowd during a talk at last year's festival
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Above  Local music acts will take the stage at the marketplace throughout the festival's two days

Green Is The New Black has also partnered ES Power, Singapore first 100 per cent carbon-neutral energy retailer, to offset 105 metric tons of carbon dioxide by purchasing carbon credits that will be directed to constructing a new grid-connected hydropower plant in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam.

A final fun fact to leave you with: The Conscious Festival is carbon neutral and zero waste, promoting food composting while banning single-use plastics and disposables. 

To get tickets to The Conscious Festival, click here.

UPDATE: ES Power is now part of iSwitch Energy

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