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EARTH HOUR 2019: SUSTAINABILITY, MUSIC, FOOD & ART

 6 Mar 2019  

Global warming – once a looming threat – has stealthily gained the upper hand since the 1900s, unfurling by way of anomalies in climate change. From an increase in global temperatures to melting glaciers, rising sea levels and prolonged droughts, upset ecosystems are forcing animals from their habitats and sending humans scrambling for a fix to the mess we’ve made.

That’s where Earth Hour 2019 comes in: with palatable fun wrapped in a carbon neutral, zero waste and sustainable package. Led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the self-coined grassroots movement is by no means an answer to global warming, but a festival to educate the public on the far-reaching consequences of global warming. Here, we present the top things to do this Earth Hour.     

 

Lights out for nature

subsonic eye and jack & rai
As part of a segment titled Music for Nature, expect prominent local and international acts taking to the stage fronting Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza – among them Cosmic Child, Subsonic Eye, Jack and Rai, and Internet breakout star Preetipls.
subsonic eye and preetipls

The concert culminates in an Earth Hour 2019 countdown that’ll see city lights blink out across 180 countries and territories. 

 

Food for health (and planet Earth)

Gordon ramsay bread street
The meat-loving, self-proclaimed carnivores among us ought to know this: meat indirectly but inevitably drives deforestation. Thankfully, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro & Oyster Bar are offering vegetarian menus at the festival. Don’t miss the Beyond Meat Truck, either, for a taste of plant-based sausages. 

Guilt-free shopping

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Turn consumerism on its head, but indulge anyway – by shopping for eco-conscious goods from The Green Collective, Banyan Tree Essentials and Trove of Gaia. Or get down and messy with craft workshops spanning candle-making, carpentry with recycled wood and more. Be sure to also pop by The Fashion Pulpit, an art installation that aims to raise awareness on the (sobering) social and environmental impacts of fashion.
 

Upcycle for good

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If your wardrobe’s brimming with unworn clothes, consider donating them at any of Wing Tai Retail’s stores from 30 March, including Warehouse, G2000, Topshop and Topman. Collected wares will be sold to other countries or recycled into industrial cloth. Small actions add to bigger steps, we say – and it’s an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Get fit with HIIT 

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Even if it seems impossible, find your inner zen – or exhaust yourself and rise again, like a flaming phoenix – in an outdoor HIIT yoga workout led by Liv Lo, founder of FitSphere (she also happens to be a lucky wife to Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding). The session’s happening 30 Mar, 10am, but you’d best secure your spot online fast.

Earth Hour 2019 takes place 29 – 31 Mar (Fri – Sun) on the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza – with the lights-out countdown happening 30 Mar at 8.30pm. Free admission (excludes workshops and classes). More details this way.

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