Categories Community Events, Sustainable Fashion

The Return of the Clothes Swap!

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After several months of hiatus for the Clothes Swaps, it feels great to be able to gather safely (and responsibly) to swap our wardrobes again! This time, we’ll be in Damansara Perdana! So if you’re tired of the clothes in your wardrobe (especially after this 6 month break), join us and swap your unloved clothing for a whole new wardrobe! Here’s a Refresher on How … “The Return of the Clothes Swap!”

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by Melissa Tan
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Melissa Tan, Ambassador for Malaysia to the Earth Day Network.

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Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, announces Melissa Tan as Earth Day Network Ambassador in Malaysia. In addition to acting as a global organizer for Earth Day events, Earth Day Network works year-round to promote environmental action, with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries. The organization leads campaigns in global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy, end plastic pollution and biodiversity … “Melissa Tan, Ambassador for Malaysia to the Earth Day Network.”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Eco

World Environment Day 2020 Live Talk (via Facebook)

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I had the honour of speaking through UEM Malaysia’s Facebook platform on how to live more sustainably by adopting zero waste practices into our daily lives. It’s really amazing to be given a platform to talk more openly about what we can do and how we affect the environment. Thank you UEM for the opportunity. My 60min talk ended up being 30mins longer with the … “World Environment Day 2020 Live Talk (via Facebook)”

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by Sarah Lian
Categories Eco, Sustainable Living

8 Sustainable Fresh Food Deliveries in the Klang Valley

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Hey everyone! We’re getting a lot more deliveries during this time and that means a lot more packaging waste. But our safety and convenience doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environment! Here is how you can get fruits and vegetables delivered to you in the Klang Valley, without creating more waste. These fruit and vegetable deliveries do their best to provide us … “8 Sustainable Fresh Food Deliveries in the Klang Valley”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

Waste In The Time Of The Coronavirus

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We live in bizarre times, with the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a near standstill. On the zero waste front itself, it has been confusing. In this atmosphere of fear, it can be hard to talk about waste when everyone feels backed into a corner and in pseudo-survival mode. Hygiene is often associated with disposables and convenience takes center stage when options are narrowed. … “Waste In The Time Of The Coronavirus”

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by Melissa Tan
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Categories Eco, Sustainable Fashion

Why A Capsule Wardrobe May Be Right For You, And How To Build Your Own

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The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Greenhouse gasses from textile production are estimated at 1.2 billion tonnes annually – more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. More than half of the fashion items are thrown away within a year. All scary facts that make it even more important for us to take a hard look at … “Why A Capsule Wardrobe May Be Right For You, And How To Build Your Own”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Eco

6 Talks For The Environmentally-Curious You Need to Catch At The Conscious Market 2019

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This Merdeka weekend, I designed The Conscious Market to encourage the conversation on how we live more consciously for ourselves, the community and the environment.  So if you are frustrated with the state of the world and its destruction, and want to know what you can do, how you can do it, and what areas you can be looking at, come and get inspired with 5 … “6 Talks For The Environmentally-Curious You Need to Catch At The Conscious Market 2019”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

10 Ways To A More Eco Friendly Workspace

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Most of us spend at least 8 hours a day in the workplace, which means at least 1/3 of our daily trash is created there as well. Here’s how you can transform 1/3 of your hours into a more eco-friendly one. We’ve seen how Teach For Malaysia (“TFM”) transformed their office space into a more eco-friendly environment by understanding the current mindset of people. I’ll … “10 Ways To A More Eco Friendly Workspace”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

How Do You Get Your Office To Go Green? This is How ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Does It

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The journey to getting an office to ‘go green’ is more than just buying recycling bins and sending out an email blast. Introducing initiatives is only half the equation. Getting people to adopt the mindset and get into the same boat, is a far more crucial battle. So how do you get everyone on board an eco-friendly revamp to the workplace? I speak to Yeong … “How Do You Get Your Office To Go Green? This is How ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Does It”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo

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I wash my hair everyday, and that leads to a LOT of empty plastic shampoo bottles. Shampoo is one of those modern conveniences that can do more harm than good. Conventional shampoo uses chemicals, like sulfates, that strip the natural oils from your scalp. Ironically, this causes the scalp to overreact and compensate by producing even more oils, leading to more frequent washes needed. If … “How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo”

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by Melissa Tan
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