In honour of Earth Month 2021, we are giving you our top list of local eco-friendly, sustainability, and climate change-awareness events for you to help save our planet. Here are 7 ways to support Earth Month this April.
An extended celebration of Earth Day, held on April 22nd every year, millions of people get together to advocate for radical environmental reform. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we were made aware of dramatic drops in pollution and carbon emissions due to initial halts to international travel and factories worldwide, among many other industries. This is no reason to stop or reduce the actions we are taking against climate change; the positive effects of global unity on the climate front are now clearer than ever.
This is an annual environmental awareness event recognised as the largest secular observance in the world, garnering over one billion participants across more than 190 countries. Earth Month is a celebrated extension of this global phenomenon, and Earth Day advocates to make “Earth Day every day”. Make sure to be a part of the global movement this year, and here is a list of interactive events and suggestions on how to support Earth Month this April.
1. Urban Farm & Feast Market (Hong Kong)
The Hive Hong Kong’s annual Urban Farm & Feast Market is a local favourite for Earth Month celebrations. Held on April 22nd and 23rd, from 12pm – 5pm on both days, come support a variety of local vendors promoting sustainability. Showcasing the best locally sourced vegan and vegetarian products, as well as handmade organic skincare items, sustainably produced clothing brands, and educational demonstrations, this local farmers’ market is a family favourite and perfect for a day out celebrating and supporting local vendors- and stocking up on sustainable products for your home. There will also be a daily screening from 2pm – 3pm promoting environmental awareness. Join in on the lively atmosphere with like-minded people while discovering more about sustainable food sources in Hong Kong.
Date: 22 – 23 April
Location: the Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
2. The Climate Collage (Thailand)
The purpose of Earth Day is to raise awareness for environmental protection. This year’s theme is “restore the Earth”. We are all working towards reducing our carbon footprint, but how are you working to restore the earth? Do you want to help restore our planet, but not sure how? Learn about how global warming works by joining this interactive event. Hosted at the Hive Bangkok, The Climate Collage is an interactive workshop which helps participants to understand the main mechanisms of this highly complex issue. This event has a special discount, so be sure to bring along more friends to learn about how you can work together to combat climate change.
Date: 22 April
Location: the Hive Thonglor, Piman 49, 46/9 Klang Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Price: 300 THB (buy 2 get 1 free)
RSVP: The Climate Collage
3. Sustainability Matters (Vietnam)
In honour of Earth Day, the Hive Saigon will be hosting Sustainability Matters, an exhibition and marketplace with the aim of increasing awareness on sustainable living. Local designers and entrepreneurs will be at the event to share the benefits of an eco-friendly lifestyle. There will be a variety of vendors, brand leaders, and nonprofit organisations who will also be hosting panel discussions and workshops. Sustainable products will also be available for purchase at the event, the perfect way to kickstart sustainable living. Admission is free so bring along your loved ones and see how we can change the world together!
Date: 22 April
Location: the Hive Villa, 29 Nguyễn Bá Lân, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 713385, Vietnam
RSVP: Sustainability Matters
4. Neon Art Jam (Singapore)
In a special Earth Month-themed edition of one of the Hive Singapore’s most popular events, Neon Art Jam, this April attendees are invited to create with glow-in-the-dark paint. Join in to paint in a dim environment, to centre yourself and refocus on appreciation for our Earth, and create some beautiful art in celebration of our planet. This is a casual event that is perfect for introducing Earth Month to friends and family, and get them talking about climate change.
Date: 28 April
Location: the Hive Lavender, Level 6, Vanguard Building, 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263
Price: 35 SGD (30 SGD the Hive Members)
RSVP: Neon Art Jam
5. Gala Gala Indoor Market 嘎啦嘎啦室內市集 (Taiwan)
This earth-focused sustainability market is organised by Gala Gala Indoor Market, located in a uniquely refurbished space of an old apartment building. Safely indoors and out of the way of unpredictable weather conditions, this market is a space for creators, artists, and like-minded people. Their special Earth Day market will feature local vendors and brands focused on environmental protection, eco-friendliness, and animal care. There will be special hand-crafted goods and multiple people, products, and brands sharing how to add sustainability to your lifestyle.
Date: 17 – 18 April
Location: 3F., No. 141, Jilin Rd., Jhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan
RSVP: Gala Gala Indoor Market
6. Ecopreneurs for Earth Day (Australia)
Are you passionate about using your business as a force for good but struggling to understand how all the pieces fit together? Organised by the Coco Rose Community, Ecopreneurs for Earth Day is a transformational 2 Day Virtual Retreat that combines aligned business eco experts and inner healing- inspiring you to lead your business by example. With trusted guidance, deeper healing and a like minded community, your sustainable business will have all the tools needed to take off. In this virtual event participants will be guided to take a more holistic approach and learn methods to align your sustainable business with the local community. Network with like-minded eco entrepreneurs, and the right coaches to guide you on your business journey.
Date: 22 – 23 April
Price: 147 AUD
7. Webinar on Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites (Japan)
Did you know the world generates over 2 billion tonnes of municipal waste annually? And at least a third of this waste is not managed environmentally sustainably. Global waste is predicted to rise to over 3.5 billion tonnes by 2050. With such a drastic increase, combined with the horrible impacts of mass waste production, governments, policymakers, companies, and individuals need to work together not only to reduce their waste, but also improve waste management techniques. On 22 April, the Japan-based Institution for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will present a webinar dedicated to assisting policymakers and practitioners in developing countries with safe closure and rehabilitation of municipal solid waste dumpsites. Take part in this webinar to gain more insights on how you can enact change, and lead your business by example.
Date: 22 April