Monday, 28 September 2015

[Media Invite] Green Living 2015, First Exhibition

Green Living is the very first lifestyle event focusing on the eco-conscious users. It is conceptualized as Singapore’s largest sustainability and design show, showcases products and services with clear sustainability focus and commitment. It is targeted at both the business community and the public, with the aim to foster networking, education and facilitate buying and selling of readily accessible green-friendly products available in the market. "Going Green is not just a fad, it's the future".

From 4th to 6th September, the inaugural Green Living 2015 exhibition was opened to the public at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The exhibition is conceptualized to be Singapore’s dedicated sustainability and design show held in conjunction with The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2015, Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia. The series of events are all part of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) that happens from 31 August to 6 September 2015.

Green Living 2015 housed over 100 brands showcasing various eco-friendly products that are already available on the market. Amongst some of the participating companies are City Development Limited, Mitsubishi Electric, BMW, Lutron, Nippon Paint and many others. The products on display will include eco-appliances, machines and electronics, eco-interiors, smart home automation technology, alternative transportation, green homes, edible garden and greenery, as well as eco lifestyle products such as organic food, natural skincare and cosmetics, fashion wear and accessories.

On 5th September, Jessie and i visited the exhibition and glad we did for there's so many interesting things to know and see!


The first booth we went to, BCA Green Office Pop-Up, welcomed us with a cup of yummy Green Apple flavour Yoghurt Ice-cream! =)


The inaugural BCA Green Office Pop-Up by Building and Construction Authority is an interactive ‘green office’ that offers green tips and benefits for office users, building owners and landlords. The exhibit showcase how adopting green offices promote a more efficient workforce and a healthier lifestyle through activities that visitors can participate in.

BCA is one of the strategic partner of Reed Exhibitions for the Green Living 2015. They focuses not just on greening buildings but also on engaging tenants and users of buildings to do their part in reducing energy consumption.



Over here, visitors shared their green efforts or green tips and pin them up on the board. Great ideas!




On the other side, leading German marque, BMW showcased their award winning electric and hybrid cars such as the BMW i3 and BMW i8.

Then, there was this recycling station ‘Eco Love Machine’ (ELM) where visitors are encouraged to recycle bottles and plastic cups, and those who did received surprise gift in exchange! Every little gesture to live green will be rewarded. Being green can be fun too!


Unfortunately, we missed out the Responsible Urbanism Forum organized by Global Sense which includes series of dialogue sessions, aims to proactively promote a change in mindset, design, habits and lifestyles for the business community, youths and society at large.

There were Hands-on workshops by Homefix-XPC that offer visitors, including children, the opportunity to make their own lamps, upcycle old glassware into decorative goblets and terrariums or devise their very own mobile phone holders!



Homeowners can also join Khai, the city farmer from Microgreens, who will share insights on how to grow your own vegetables and herbs and turn them into healthy meals that nourish the family. Do check them out at http://www.microgreens.sg/ as they will be setting up a Learning Garden in one of the neighbourhoods in central north of Singapore in upcoming months where the public can volunteer in.




Bikes 4 Fun showcased their innovation turning old bicycle into something useful.


I was amazed by the power Botanicaire has to our environment. The Botanicaire was created as the world’s first revolutionary air purifier that uses nature’s very own power. Made available and designed specifically for homes and offices, Botanicaire is an air purifier that focuses on environmental remediation. It uses a unique mix of 12 different strains of Nuvoc microbes that has an astounding ability to breakdown contaminants in our air space into harmless particles, effectively remove 99% of indoor air contaminants within an hour. Apart from removing the common contaminants such as dirt, dust and odour, Botanicaire can also target toxic gases (released from man-made items such as furniture, electronic items, cosmetics, aerosol sprays or paint.) known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). http://www.invitro.sg/botanicaire/productinf/



Led by the ever-charming Morchoo and Titoy, the Nature Ambassador Duo adopted by Green Living 2015, kids between four to twelve joined in the Kids Green Workshop by GardenasiaKids and learn how to make their own terrarium and to upcycle their old T-shirts and plastic bags into something fun. “Gardenasia believes that everyone wants to, and can play a role in adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Our workshops and activities have been designed to be engaging and fun for the whole family while educating them on how to lead a greener lifestyle,” said Mr Kenny Eng, Director, GardenAsia. http://gardenasia.com/index.php


During our visit, kids were learning to make Recycled Plastic Flower. =)


Another attraction within that space would be the Mumpreneur Corner, where visitors can find natural and hand-made products by moms and hear their success stories in setting up successful green businesses while balancing the duties of motherhood.




Beautiful tablewares made from wheat!





One of the programme highlighted was the Eco-Fashion Show where Contestants from Miss Earth Singapore 2015 struts off with their catwalks in their comfortable wear. They also have with them their very own green message in mind!







Miss Earth Singapore 2014 Winner, Vanessa also showed up on stage, looking gorgeous with her great smile and personality.




Another highlight was the Singapore Green Story that features the full spectrum of initiatives and policies behind Singapore’s success in achieving the triple bottom line sustainability. This exhibit is presented by various government agencies in a fun, easy-to-grasp manner that will appeal to all.


Before we leave the place, Jessie and I made a pledge in conserving our environment through the eco-pledge wall by Nippon Paint! Love the bright, cheerful colours they have and we all had fun painting/ making handprints on the wall.




And this is the Botanicaire Plant Sushi i got from this year Green Living 2015's exhibition!! It was a great experience for us both and we look forward to Green Exhibition in future! =)


For more informtion on Green Living exhibition, do check out at http://www.green-living.com.sg/.