In light of the upcoming Earth Day in April, many brands have been finding creative ways to encourage shoppers to contribute to the green movement. From upcycling to simply choosing eco-friendly selections, there’s so much that can be done to save the environment to make the Earth a better place for future generations. If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, join Plaza Singapura and NEX in their efforts to champion sustainability with an exciting list of free activities for the whole family.
[Now to 7 May] Free Activities for Everyone at the Project Green Showcase @ Plaza Singapura
Launched at Raffles City last year, the Project Green sustainability showcase returns bigger and better this year, starting at Plaza Singapura from now to 7 May at the Level 1 Main Atrium! This year’s Project Green concurrently held across three CapitaLand malls, Plaza Singapura, Funan and Bugis Town is part of CapitaLand’s signature sustainability festival, Let’s Get Down to Earth (17 to 30 April 2023), welcoming shoppers and office tenant community to enjoy the diverse range of green activities, all in a bid to protect the environment.
Come join us in a series of weekly-themed activities with participating brands – including MUJI, The Body Shop, UNIQLO, and many others – for a delightful showcase on how to make sustainable habits fun and achievable. You can also continue your eco-friendly journey across Plaza Singapura and visit participating stores to enjoy additional perks and deals.
Here are some exciting activities to look forward to Project Green at Plaza Singapura!
On 16 April, FloralElf will be conducting their Preserved Floral Workshop for participants to learn using recycled dried flowers to make beautiful floral arrangements, while MUJI is inviting participants to join their Upcycle Fabric Coaster Workshop held between 14 to 16 April to upcycle unwanted apparel and textiles and transform them into beautiful one-of-a-kind coasters. The Body Shop will also be offering a refill scheme in their store and shoppers can join the brand’s Love Your Body™ Club and receive a free refill bottle and pump when they purchase any refill in-store and even enjoy 20% off selected refills.
To find out more information about Project Green, visit here.
[Now to 23 April] Empower a Sustainable Future With The New Green Living @ NEX Campaign
Join NEX in their journey towards advocating for environmental awareness through their new campaign, Green Living @ NEX, which will be happening from now to 23 April 2023. NEX has been actively making strides and working towards a greener future in various aspects of their operations through architectural considerations and tenant engagements.
Tapping into sustainable energy sources as part of NEX’s architectural considerations, NEX will generate a total peak capacity of 596.16 kWp and is capable of generating about 700,000 kWh over the course of a year with the use of 1,104 solar Photo Voltaics (PV) panels that will be installed across the rooftops of Shaw Theatre and the National Library Board. The energy generated will be used to power chiller operations in the mall.
To further propagate sustainable practices, NEX actively engages with tenants to be a part of their sustainable initiatives. In collaboration with F&B tenants, NEX has embarked on an initiative to collect used cooking oil. The collected used cooking oil is processed and converted into biodiesel and other commercial products. Over the past year, the mall has collected a record of 3,200kg per month from 30 participating tenants.
While you make individual sustainable choices in your shopping, shoppers at NEX can also find comfort in knowing that the mall is similarly making conscious efforts to make your shopping journey a greener one. Here’s how you too can do your part by simply spending a minimum of $50 in a single transaction at selected participating green retail stores to earn 500 BONUS NEXpoints when you scan your NEXrewards member QR.
To find out more information about the campaign and participating green retail stores, please visit the NEX website here.