#CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Coming Up: March-April 2020

Go eco-friendly and do your part to save the planet.

By Edmund Wee      2 March 2020

From sakura blooms to forest tours, here are some events you shouldn’t miss from March to April!

Sakura Matsuri 2020

6-29 March
Gardens By The Bay
www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Visit a gassho-style village filled with beautiful cherry and peach blossoms at Sakura Matsuri 2020, which is set to the theme of “Tale of the Peach Boy”. Look out for over 400 trees and torii gates set in a picturesque wonderland backdrop of traditional gassho houses. Japanese culture lovers can also look forward to other cultural activities at the floral showcase, including a tea ceremony.

Ocean Partnership Summit Asia 2020

17 April
Suntec Singapore
www.adex.asia

This inaugural event brings together thought leaders, industry experts and decision makers from governments, ocean stakeholders and civil societies in Asia to find solutions to reverse the decline in ocean health. Some of the topics covered range from ocean clean-up to the prevention of further plastics pollution and the sustainable development of the ocean.

Earth Day

22 April
www.earthday.org

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for the 2020 edition is climate action, which is one of the most pressing topics today. The commemoration is also a reminder of how each of us can play a part to protect and restore our planet. Look out for some of its global campaigns – from clean-up and conservation efforts to tree-planting projects and the Earthrise mobilisation.

FIA Food For The Future Summit

23 April
Marina Bay Sands,
www.fiasummit.org

Now in its third edition, this industry conference, which is held to the theme of “Innovation for Sustainability”, will bring together decision-makers from leading multinational food and beverage brands, food innovators, government and national industry bodies, academia, and experts from international organisations. Key issues to be covered include topics such as food loss and waste, plastics and packaging, e-commerce, reformulation, personalised wellness and sustainable agriculture.

Learning Forest Tour

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Visitor Services Counter, Learning Forest (Nearest Entrance: Tyersall Gate),
www.nparks.gov.sg

Go on a volunteer-guided tour, which explores habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Featuring boardwalks and elevated walkways, the two-hour trip takes visitors through freshwater forest wetland ecosystems in the Keppel Discovery Wetlands, as well as lets them explore some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants. Registration is required 15 minutes before each tour on a first come, first served basis.

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