A conscious festival for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they think, work and consume while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility goes hand in hand.
Game-changing talks and panels, bringing together some of the leading conscious change makers and thought leaders in Asia and beyond. A feast for your mind and motivation – come one person, leave another.
With over 70 brands, artists and quickie talks from change-makers who are making meaningful change in their industries and doing good in the world,the Marketplace is a 360-degree immersive experience into living more consciously.
A curated platform featuring local fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands who are conscious and mindful in their business practices.
A gathering of a diverse and exciting group of food vendors that will exemplify healthy options that do not sacrifice on taste.
the STAGE, PRESENTED BY BESCENE
A platform to featurIng local bands and talks that provide exposure for the Singaporean entertainment industry and increase awareness on green topics to a community of conscious consumers.
DR. ALI WALKER
HayHouse author, speaker and consultant on human and social potential. Alexandra explores the connections between the personal, the social and global.
Award willing filmmaker and journalist, activist and adventurer, and the Director of A Plastic Ocean.Craig uses story to connect with audiences around the world.
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, multiple medical modalities and yoga. Andrea empowers people to take their health back into their own hands.
PARKROYAL on Pickering Street in Singapore is conveniently located at the junction of New Bridge Road and Upper Pickering Street, opposite Hong Lim Park.
The hotel is a one-minute walk from Chinatown MRT station, take exit E.
A curated marketplace featuring local fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands who are conscious and mindful in their business practises.
Bite-sized 10 minute talks from amazing change-makers doing awesome stuff in their industries.
Put your thinking caps on with weird and wonderful experiences – from art to games to activities.
In the unlikely case of emergency it is important to place your own mask on first – because if you pass out, what use are you to anyone? When our cup overflows we have plenty to give to everyone. If you don’t serve yourself, you can’t serve others. YOU are worth working on.
A psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and life coach, Anoushka Beh is the founder and director of Abehpsych Counseling services. She is also the co-founder of ThisHappy Project, an initiative creating more collective awareness and connection with living a positive, authentic and fulfilled life. Anoushka has over a decade of experience and currently works with clients on marriage and family therapy, developmental psychology, brain-based approaches and energy psychology.
Dr. Ali Walker is a researcher in well-being and leadership at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW, Sydney. She is the author of “How to Stop Overthinking & Come Alive” and is currently completing her second book ”Collective Consciousness.” Dr. Ali Walker has spent several years researching consciousness and social change and her work focuses on the question “What conditions lead to positive personal and social flourishing?” She gives talks regularly for companies, organizations and schools and has 2 weekly radio segments.
Serial entrepreneur, meditator and Sunday farmer. Bjorn Lee is the founder of MindFi, a new meditation app that he calls a “WiFi (antidote) for the mind”. His journey in meditation started 7 years ago from chest pains which led to a 10-day retreat in India. During a decade in the technology industry from Silicon Valley, Beijing to Singapore, Bjorn has been self-experimenting and “hacking” his daily routine to bring balance to the digital forces dominant in his life and society.
Stephanie is a marketer, event organiser and avid connector of conscious individuals and brands. She is the founder of The Wedge Asia and Green Is The New Black, which became Asia’s first conscious festival for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously. With a background in international events and marketing agency, planning luxury event and fashion weeks around the region, she is now using her knowledge to show that environmental responsibility can be fun.
Organizational psychologist, coach and trainer, Bhali Gill is the founder of Corporate Wellbeing, a training and coaching consulting company in Singapore. She works to enable her clients to reach their untapped potential and overcome the challenges they face in their life and work. Bhali is also a skilled facilitator in both leadership and wellbeing corporate programs and has spoken at a variety of conferences such as the EAPA conference on empowerment, transformation, wellbeing and happiness in work and life. Bhali lectures at the Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS) and has been featured in Golf Women and Forbes.
Did you know that there are 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped into our oceans each year? And most of that is coming from Asia. Together we can turn the tides in the war against plastic.
Author, motivator and founder of Orca Scuba, Jeroen van de Waal aims to stop destructive and wasteful behavior. Using Orca Scuba as an accelerator, incubator and connector where people meet and are introduced to oceanic environment, Jeroen wants to build a movement that creates educational material, protects the oceans and wildlife, and enables children to become scuba diver and explorers.
Craig Leeson is the writer, director and executive producer of “ A Plastic Ocean,” his debut cinematic feature film. It has been ranked the number one documentary in iTunes in the U.S., U.K., Canada and listed globally on Netflix with the backing of Leonardo DiCaprio. The documentary focuses on the problem of plastic pollution devastating the world’s marine environment and has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Raindance Film Festival. Craig Leeson is also an award-wining journalist, television presenter and the CEO of Leeson Media International and Ocean Vista Films, and founder of the I Shot Hong Kong Film Festival.
Sam is a marine biologist whose focus is on conserving and restoring corals. She shares the same passion for educating the young and hopes to inspire marine stewardship among the youth. Her involvement in outreach programs with schools and local non-government organizations shows obvious affinity with education and the marine environment.
A certified Padi diving instructor, Jamie is also the project lead of the Manta Project in Thailand. Passionate about marine conservation in particular protecting manta ray fisheries, she started volunteering for the Malivian Manta Ray Project, which eventually saw her leading the current project in Thailand. The Manta Project aims to spread awareness on manta ray and ocean conservation to local community and business, and to increase the conservation status of manta rays. Jamie also took home the title of Miss Marine Conservation and Miss Scuba International in 2012.
Hailin Pek is the manager of Zero Waste Singapore, an organization aiming to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste, and accelerate the shift towards zero waste and the circular economy. Aiming to be the main outlet for tips and resources on waste minimization and recycling, it also promote education and engagement on the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Singapore. Hailin hopes to enlighten individuals to incorporate waste management in their everyday lives. She worked previously in the education system as an environmental education coordinator. Hailin holds a Master’s in Environment from the Australian National University (ANU).
Award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer and a social entrepreneur, Jessica Cheam is also the managing editor of Eco-Business. She has over a decade experience in journalism working for the Straits Times, where she was the political and environmental correspondent and continues a monthly column. Jessica is also an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities, a Singapore think tank. She was given the Sustained Environmental Reporting by a Journalist Award for her contribution to environmental journalism over the last decade. Jessica has been invited to share her expertise on sustainable development across the globe.
Siva has been in the conservation and sustainability business since 1999, co-founding Environmental Solutions (Asia) Pte Ltd and owns several other companies in the region in the same industry. In Nov 2016, Environmental Solutions Asia launched Singapore’s first Carbon Neutral Energy Retailing Service in Singapore to commercial and industrial customers and is working on extending the service to every individual household when the market fully liberalizes in mid-2018.
You are what you eat, are you eating medicine or poison? Change your life through your diet, so you can thrive everyday.
Uptin Saiidi is a Multimedia Journalist for CNBC International covering tech, travel, startups, sharing economy, the future of work and more. He was previously based at the network’s global headquarters and worked on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” Prior to joining CNBC, Uptin was a digital producer at MTV News in New York.
Darren Ho is the head of partnerships at Citizen Farm, a sustainable urban farming model. Initiated by Edible Garden City from the idea of a closed-loop urban farming system that integrates natural systems and modern technology, it grows the best possible quality produce with the least amount of waste. Citizen Farms aims to be the focal point where the local community can gather, learn and grow together and thrive on sustainable, safe and locally – grown fresh food.
Aanchal joined WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in 2013 as part of the Earth Hour Global team, where she led Internal Communications across 180 countries for Earth Hour. In her current role for Singapore, she develops campaigns to raise awareness and drive behavioral change on a range of conservation issues such as forests, wildlife, food and climate change.
Director of EarthFest, Singapore’s first sustainable and green living festival, Michael Broadhead hopes to cultivate a culture of sustainability in Singapore, which in turn will generate more consumer demand for sustainable goods and spur interest in sustainable entrepreneurship. He works to close awareness gaps and inspire people to live more sustainable, healthy and compassionate lifestyles. Michael juggles a day job as a science teacher and also a director of Animal Allies.
Founder of cocktail bar Native, Vijay Mudaliar is one of Singapore’s finest homegrown bartenders. Vijay known for being a pioneer in urban foraging, constantly searches for wild food resources and experimenting with local produce close to Asian roots to incorporate them in the cocktails. Native’s unique and quirky cocktails are a celebration of regional ingredients drawn from Vijay’s commitment to focus on local and regional products, from the spirits used in its cocktails to artwork and music. Native was the big winner in The Bar Awards 2017 bagging the Most Creative Cocktail Bar and Vijay winning the Bartender of the Year.
Daniel Gerick is the founding director at Busnwick Pte Ltd. He sells milk kefir and kombucha through his company, The Bushwick Foodlab. Daniel has a singular vision for the functional foods market in Singapore. Bushwick has been featured on Channel 5’s The Drinks List, The Food Journal(January), HerWorld Plus and has appeared on Channel 8’s Morning Express.
A master of lifestyle medicine and a naturopath, Dr. Andrea Paige wants to empower people to take their health back into their own hands. Her robust educational foundation provides her with a unique perspective in the healing world. She travels the world leading yoga teacher trainings and teaches Anatomy, Physiology and Health on Training programs. She launched “Live for Vitality,” a portal for self-empowerment with her own line of retreats and training. Andrea is also a founding member of Micro-biome think tank, sits on the board of directors for Festival Medical, a non-profit in the US, and is the Director of the Detox Department of Yoga Barn in Bali. Andrea has a Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine.
William Chen is a professor and director of Nanyang Technological University’s Food Science and Technology programme. With over 30 years of research experience, his food research in particular on fermentation technology and sustainable food systems generated a buzz. Professor’s Chen innovative technology to convert food waste to high value food ingredients has garnered significant interest from food industry and government agencies. His research has been featured in numerous local media outlets. Professor Chen has given talks at various international conferences and invited for a strategy meeting by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
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Green Is The New Black, The Conscious Festival, is back bigger and better – so that you can #LiveMoreConsciously.
One day we want to be a zero waste event! In our efforts to get there, we kindly ask that you register so that we can estimate the amount of food needed and prepare the crockery.