Event Listing


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Miri Jazz Festival

MIRI JAZZ FESTIVAL will see Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur headline the show on the Borneo Jazz stage this year. To be staged at the Parkcity Everly Hotel in Miri, the Borneo Jazz will be held on May 12 until 15, 2011. So get your limited tickets for the ‘3-day Borneo Jazz Extravaganza’ at RM200 inclusive of Entrance Ticket, Dinner at the Opening Night on Thursday (Marina Bay Seafood Restaurant) as well. The festival will see performances from various countries including the US, France, China, Holland, India, Japan and Brazil and will feature a range of jazz genre from gypsy jazz to traditional jazz.

Venue: Parkcity Everly Hotel in Miri, Sarawak
Date: 12-15 May 2011
Visit: www.jazzborneo.com, www.ticketcharge.com.my




Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival 2011

Government ministers got in the groove at the launch of the Rainforest Music Festival in FebruaryThe Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) held each year in Sarawak is slated for 8 to 10 July 2011 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. Confirmed performers are coming from France New Zealand, Iran, USA, Georgia, Eastern Europe, Canada, Finland, Senegal, Mexico, Australia, and Latvia – as well as many other countries. Organisers hope to attract at least 21,000 for the three nights of the Festival. Besides the music there will also be a wide variety of local, fusion and international food as well as stalls selling festival memorabilia – and all with a distinctly more green slant this year, say the organisers.

Venue: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Date: 8th to 10th July 2011

Tickets: www.ticketcharge.com.my

Website: www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com


Macau International Environmental Protection Exhibition 2011

Last year (2010) saw attendees from 48 countries at MIECFFor the fourth consecutive year, Macau will host the Macao International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Forum (MIECF) from 31st March to 2nd April 2011. The expo will promote Macao´s role as an environmental protection platform between the Pan-Pearl River Delta and other countries of the world, with the key theme being “Green Opportunities – Low Carbon Urban Development”, advocating “Green Cities, Smart Technology, Sustainable Growth”. The event covers major areas in the green industry, including solar (photovoltaic and thermal), bio-energy, hybrid energy systems, electric cars and hybrid vehicles, charging stations, battery and storage solutions, building technology, facilities management, smart grid, waste disposal, water conservation, air pollution control, noise control, project finance and consulting. Last year, MIECF attracted over 5900 representatives of organizations from Mainland China and 47 other regions and countries.

Venue: Macau, SOR, China

Date: 31st March to 2nd April 2011

Website: www.macaomiecf.com.


Heal the Earth 2011, Singapore


HEAL THE EARTH 2010 is the first of its kind, green gathering for Singaporeans. It is organized with the belief that everyone should step forward and hold the responsibility of healing this earth; walking our thoughts, together we can make the difference. By coming together, we can educate and raise the awareness amongst Singaporeans on the importance of going green. This helps to promote and cultivate green habits to be practiced in our everyday life, creating a positive impact to our health and environment.

Through this event, we hope to provide a platform for Singaporeans to learn more on environmental issues and green philosophies; government agencies, local green groups, educational institutions and corporations will be there to showcase their products/services and green initiatives.

Venue: Marina Barrage, Singapore

Date: 23 January 2011

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Visit Heal the Earth website for more details. Organised by Greentree Packaging.




WWF's One Planet Leaders, Asia Pacific Executive Program

One Planet Leaders (OPL) is an executive program designed to help companies meet this challenge. It develops dynamic leaders who can integrate sustainability into core business practices, leading to a better and more equitable society within the limits of our one planet.

Specifically tailored for Asia Pacific, the 4-days executive workshop will equip companies with the latest and most relevant knowledge, skills and tools to meet the environmental and social challenges in the region, while creating more values for their business.

Date: 24 – 27 May, 2011

Venue: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

For more information and application: www.wwf.sg

Please find all details in the brochure.

Contact Sarah Ong at
(65) 9771-3410
email: song@wwf.sg


Biorock Training Workshop for Reef Restoration


The Biorock process is a tried and tested reef restoration technology used in more than 20 countries world-wide to regenerate coral reefs, prevent beach erosion, restore fisheries habitat, and preserve and restore marine biodiversity. This 7th International Biorock Reef Restoration Training Workshop is supported by PADI and Project AWARE. Join the workshop and learn how to restore the coral reefs using the Biorock method. 

Dates: 15-21 November 2010

Venue: Gili Trawangan, Lombok NTB, Indonesia

Organiser: Gili Eco Trust

Media partner: Gaia Discovery (Read related articles here and here.)

Enquiries: Delphine Robbe robbedelphine AT yahoo.fr

Registration:  www.biorock-workshop.org

Dr. Tom Goreau, President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, and co-inventor of the Biorock technology, will give lectures and presentations about worldwide coral threats, coral diseases, global warming and its effects on coral reefs and beach erosion, reef restoration programs, and theory and practice of Biorock technology, including design, construction, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and repair. Reef experts will show presentations about coral reefs and marine studies, films and slide shows.




Carnival by Balik Kampung@Bottle Tree Park

Carnival Celebrating Eco Life to Lower Carbon Emissions - A Ground-up Initiative project

This event is mooted by first by http://www.1010global.org/  to get everyone to cut carbon by 10% starting 2010 and then adopted by http://www.350.org/  to put a definitive figure CO2 from current 392 parts per million to 350 parts in the atmosphere, which is the safe limit for humanity.
10.10.10 will be a day of global doing and a day to celebrate climate solutions.

Date: 10.10.2010

Time: Morning to Night

Venue: Bottle Tree Park, Yishun, Singapore

NGOs, sponsors, exhibitors welcome!

The stalls will be divided into the following category:

1. Education/ Exhibition organisations - schools, green groups, NPO and so on can use this to educate the public on global warming issues and solutions.

2. Food & beverage stalls - it has been agreed only vegetarian food will be sold

3. Merchandise stalls - all healthy, eco, natural products.


E-mail us at: info@groundupinitiative.org

Or find GUI on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=147089528648493


National Sustainability Conference, Environmental Up-Skilling & the Green Collar Economy

The Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES), National University of Singapore and the Workplace Research Centre (WRC), University of Sydney are jointly organizing The National Sustainability Conference 2010, entitled “Environmental Up-Skilling & the Green Collar Economy”. This conference aims to promote achieving sustainability in the workplace through sustainable leadership/management practices and green business solutions. The theme of the 2nd National Sustainability Conference this year will be the Future Landscape of Environmental Economies in the Asia Pacific Region.


Date: 29 - 30 July 2010

Time: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Venue: Amara Hotel, Singapore


Key speakers include:

  • ·     Er Lee Chuan Seng, President, Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
  • ·     Dr Gao Chun Ping, Senior Executive Development Officer, Green Mark Department, Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
  • ·     Mr Ken Hickson, Author of The ABC of Carbon and Director of ABC Carbon
  • ·    Mr John Pearson, Head of the UK Regional Climate Change Network in Southeast Asia

Each registered participant will receive a complimentary copy of Ken Hickson’s latest book ‘The ABC of Carbon’! All SIA and BOA registered members will receive 6 CPD points. GMPs, GMMs & GMFMs will receive 16 BCA Green Mark credit points for re-certification.

We are happy to extend the Early Bird Rate to BCA. To register, kindly fill up the attached form and email it to grace_tan@nus.edu.sg. For more information, please go to www.nationalsustainabilityconference.com. For further enquiries, please contact Grace Tan at Tel: 6516 1983, Email: grace_tan@nus.edu.sg


2nd Annual VietPower 2010

Fast track your Vietnamese Power Investments.
With five + case studies from Independent Power Producers on the ground in Vietnam and a further five+ sessions from key local power players such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and PetroVietnam Power, the 2 nd Annual VietPower is the premier forum for the enhanced supply of electricity to Vietnam’s grid to be blueprinted. 

Click Here to download the PDF Agenda

Date: 27- 30th September 2010
Where: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, Vietnam 

  1. Call: +65 6508 2401
  2. Fax: +65 6508 2407
  3. Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg
  4. Website: www.vietpowerconference.com 

Please indicate your registration option, as well as quote your priority registration number: VIP Label Code: HLYXSSH, 10332-9 EM2, Client Staff Code: 1903014, List Code: 10272PR.

To update your full contact details, please reply to this email- ruohyi.tham@ibcasia.com.sg right away. Kindly provide your full particulars including full name, job title, company’s name, mailing address, telephone/fax numbers to enable us to update our database. Email: VIP Label Code: HLYXSSH / 10332-9 EM2 / Client Staff Code: 1903014, List Code: 10272PR.

Also to note would be the Early Bird discount which expires on the 30th of July.


National Sustainability Conference

This conference aims to promote achieving sustainability in the workplace through sustainable leadership and management practice. The theme of the 2nd National Sustainability Conference this year will be the Future Landscape of Environmental Economics in the Asia Pacific Region. 

Dates: 29th & 30th September 2010
Where: Amara Hotel, Singapore

Key speakers cover Sustainable Strategies for Singapore and The Asia Pacific Region on day 1, and on day 2, the Implications for Jobs and the Environmental Economy.

To register and for more information please go to www.nationalsustainabilityconference.com