There’s this resounding joy in my heart when I heard about Green Living, an eco-lifestyle event which was held this month at Marina Bay Convention Centre. Finally, there’s a big gathering ground for all eco-conscious individuals and businesses to come together to learn more about going green and more importantly for me to be inspired by their ‘green ideas’.
The whole idea behind eco-green living isn’t just about saving the polar bears and preventing global warming. It is also about seeking new and innovative ways which challenge ourselves to work within constraints and at the same time, practicing sustainability. A green innovation is something which is worth applauding for because ‘it is easier to cut a tree to make paper than to make paper with elephant poo.’ Likewise, it is easy to destroy the earth in days but difficult to preserve our beautiful environment. The creativity behind all these green technologies to make this earth a safer place to live in is what intrigued me the most. And I am glad to see this creative energy that was harnessed during this year’s Green Living 2015. It is Singapore’s first sustainability and design so it wasn’t held at a great scale but I believe that it has made a noticeable impact in raising awareness about keeping up with an ‘eco-lifestyle’ to the public.
Heard of upcycling? I had a little chat with Jimmy Ngow, the brainchild of Re Arcade, who came up with this brilliant idea of transforming old PCs, laptops and game consoles into an arcade machine. Wow! Like an arcade machine right at home? Gamers, hold your guns. These arcades are pretty neat too, perhaps even sleeker than those found in the arcade. And guess what? You could also purchase a DIY arcade kit that would aid you to transform junk into an arcade machine that doesn’t even require you to slot in any coins.
‘I never knew what upcycling was until yesterday.’ Jimmy gave us this sheepish smile during our conversation.
With the current haze situation, it would be great to have an air purifier at home to puff out all the dust. And if you decide to do it in ‘eco-style’, you can go for these cute plant sushi by botanicaire instead that not only purifies the air but also add a fresh dose of oxygen to your living space.