Introduction of Zero Waste Challenge
EarthLife is launching it's first initiative: the Zero Waste Challenge! You are invited to the launch with a screening of the powerful film Waste Land followed by a panel discussion. Be inspired as Ben Liu, Shihui Khee, Hailin Pek, and Michael Broadhead share on their journeys to minimalism and zero waste: two of the EarthLife habits! Ask questions and get tips while meeting others trying to live happier lives through responsible living. Cakes & small finger foods with tea will be served provided by Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe to attendees. Ticket sales go to support the charitable initiatives by Earth Fest Singapore and EarthLife. Everyone that registers before May 30 will receive an event exclusive creation by Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe: a Double Chocolate Yuzo cookie!
Please join us for an inspiring night out for a great cause.
Challenge yourself to adopt zero waste habits over a 12 week challenge. Each week you'll receive a new challenge via email and inspiring messages to help you stay on track. You'll be introduced to many change-makers in SG's zero waste scene and get support through the EarthLife on social media. Other surprises will be in the emails as you strive towards zero waste. Join in and see how far you can make it!
Synopsis: Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.
Khee Shihui is working towards a low environmental impact lifestyle. In 2017, after The Telegraph reported about the irreparable damage done to the Great Barrier Reef due to global warming and human practices, she decided to change her habits instead of just agonising over the environmental degradation of urban life, e.g. prevalence of single use disposables, fast fashion, commercial agriculture or livestock farming. She shares her stories about living a greener life @tabaogirl on Instagram and hopes to encourage everyone that each of us can contribute towards bringing the restoration and renewal we hope to see for Earth.
Over the last ten years. Ben has minimized the number of items that he owns to lead a carefree and an mindful lifestyle which he feels has made him a happier person. On his journey into Minimalism, he has created a capsule wardrobe and buys only second items to reduce his carbon footprint. Ben feels being a Minimalist allow allows him to understand a key message: "Love people and use things, the opposite never works."
Hai Lin is a Manager of Zero Waste Singapore, a non-profit organisation looking to accelerate the shift of Singapore as a zero-waste nation. She has been interested in environmental issues since young, and has been wanting to do more to increase public awareness of the need to conserve and maximise the use of Earth's limited resources. Through this role, she hopes to empower people and organisations to take action on waste management in their daily lives.
Host of Panel Discussion: Michael Broadhead
Michael Broadhead is a science teacher and volunteer director of EarthFest, Earth Film Fest and Animal Allies. Growing up on a grain farm in Canada, Michael was often exposed to farm animals when visiting neighbours and extended family. After leaving Canada, Michael lived in the UK, Taiwan, and China before moving to Singapore. During a backpacking holiday in India, he realised that the farming and diet he had been normalised to had devastating environmental and health impacts with moral implications he had never considered before. He now works to close awareness gaps and inspire people to live more sustainable, healthy and compassionate lifestyles.