Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity announced on 11 July 2018 that RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC Industries to jumpstart the testing and production of its drinking straws, and thereafter to produce other biodegradeable alternatives to plastic products. Presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity and organised by sustainability media Eco-Business, The Liveability Challenge aims to close the gap between the ideas that will...

Canon seeks to inspire and give back to the local community through Canon PhotoMarathon XVI

Canon seeks to inspire and give back to the local community through Canon PhotoMarathon XVI

Back for its 16th year, Canon PhotoMarathon XVI is slated on 28 July at Suntec City Convention Hall 401-402, from 9am to 10pm. This year, Canon is taking a step further by giving back to the community and also introducing exciting new elements such as a ‘dusk’ challenge in the competition format.   In line with Canon’s ongoing support of the local sporting scene, Canon has recently announced a partnership with Joseph Schooling, who will be present at the Canon PhotoMarathon XVI. Canon has also pledged to donate all event registration fees collected to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund...

Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton Named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace

Hilton  has been named Asia’s Best Multinational Workplace 2018, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work, climbing from its third ranking in the 2017 list. The latest award is a result of positive feedback from Team Members across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, where Hilton was ranked in national Best Workplaces lists, including Australia, China, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The Best Workplaces list recognizes companies that are dedicated to sustaining high-trust cultures for their employees, and are distinguished by the extraordinary levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie in their...

Interview with Lyn Lee: Founder of Awfully Chocolate

Interview with Lyn Lee: Founder of Awfully Chocolate

NUSSU The Ridge is proud to feature Lyn Lee on her journey and life as a successful entrepreneur in Singapore. 1) Share with us the activities you partook in while studying law at NUS. Mooting & Debating Society, Jessup Moot, and Raffles Hall musical productions! 2) What is your greatest takeaway from NUS? It has got to be my degree! 3) What was the inspiration behind Awfully Chocolate? Dark chocolate! 4) Where do you see yourself five to ten years from now? Fatter! 5) Growing up, did you have a role model you looked up to? Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica,...

2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition for Institutes of Higher Learning

Organized by PacificLight, the 2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition encourages young Singaporeans to address environmental challenges, share stories and innovative solutions to demonstrate their passion in tackling the global challenge of sustainability and to create a sustainable Singapore. The aim of the competition is to generate ideas and initiatives around the topic of sustainability and environmental conservation. In support of Singapore’s Climate Action Year 2018, the focus of this year’s competition is our Climate footprint. Through drawing, writing and videos the competitions aim to inspire students to come up with ideas on what needs to be done, how it could be...

Stewarding the Next Direction Towards a Greener Red Dot

Stewarding the Next Direction Towards a Greener Red Dot

Eco Action Day is a national public awareness campaign organised by Ricoh Asia Pacific that aims to, along with various supporting partners, engage its employees customers, corporate neighbours, government organisations and the wider public to reduce their footprints on the environment. As part of Ricoh’s annually organised Eco Action Day campaign, this year’s Eco Action Day Industry Roundtable focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 9 and how its principles are applicable on a local context. Entitled “Industry Innovation in the Year of Climate Action”, the emphasis on the UN SDG included ideas about promoting inclusive and...

Julius Caesar [Theatre Review]

Julius Caesar [Theatre Review]

Shakespeare in the Park returns after a 2-year hiatus, with a powerful play about power and ambition. This year’s play, Julius Caesar, is based on true events in Roman history. However, the SRT’s adaptation provides a modern twist to the classic play. This version notably changes Julius Caesar’s gender as well as adapted the context of the play from ancient Rome to an international power struggle of the alliance called R.O.M.E, which is inspired by United Nations and the G7. The play is timely against a backdrop of contemporary politics. Stage Design The first thing that you will notice as...

Canon EOS M100 [Review]

Canon EOS M100 [Review]

This labour day weekend I took the Canon EOS M100 for a spin. To start of I really liked the size of the camera it is compact and easy to bring out. It delivers quality images that matches up to the DSLR. In a way, this camera is a baby DSLR, that has similar quality of images but is surprisingly not as user friendly. The Canon EOS M100 comes with a 15-45mm Kit Lens, 24.2 Mega-pixels APS-C, Wifi and Bluetooth capabilities, Touch Screen LCD, Full HD 1920X1080 and Image Stabilization. It also has a detachable lens so there is an...

CSA Launches Second National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign – “Cyber Tips 4 You”

CSA Launches Second National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign – “Cyber Tips 4 You”

Campaign focuses on promoting four cybersecurity tips to help the public to go safe online https://www.facebook.com/gosafeonline/videos/1851834248170127/ As Singapore moves towards becoming a Smart Nation, technology will become increasingly pervasive in our lives, transforming the way we work, live, and play. Thus, it is crucial that everyone in Singapore is equipped with the basic know-how of good cyber practices, in order to reap the benefits of technology. With that in mind, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), in collaboration with the Cyber Security Awareness Alliance, is organising the second National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign – “Cyber Tips 4 You”. Results from...

Twisting the typical: Choosing slightly different holiday destinations

Twisting the typical: Choosing slightly different holiday destinations

Choosing locations for a holiday are one of the toughest and most time consuming of processes. One of the usual methods of selection comes down to weather, popularity and type of activities available at the holiday destination. This usually tends to lead to a dichotomous choice — snowy end-of-year destinations or beachy sites for relaxations. However, as usual, I’m no stickler for the ordinary and thus must look at everything that is odd and different (possibly a little adventurous too?)   So, here’s 5 destinations you might wanna try for a newer experience!   Bangladesh I know a basic rule...

New Festival Director kickstarts the 2018 Singapore International Festival of Arts line-up and introduces the Festival House

New Festival Director kickstarts the 2018 Singapore International Festival of Arts line-up and introduces the Festival House

  The 41st edition of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA 2018) features game-changing artists from a spectrum of art forms set to engage and inspire audiences, from new festival goers to seasoned arts lovers. Commissioned by the National Arts Council and managed by Arts House Limited, the pinnacle performing arts festival will be held over 17 days from 26 April to 12 May 2018 helmed by new Festival Director, Gaurav Kripalani (2018 to 2020). While SIFA continues to be a platform for artistic excellence in spotlighting both emerging and established Singaporean and international artists, many aspects of the...

Record number of Zero Waste Runners gave up race entitlements at Income Eco Run 2018

Record number of Zero Waste Runners gave up race entitlements at Income Eco Run 2018

The F1 Pit Building was buzzing with excitement earlier this morning as some 9,000 participants laced up their running shoes for the Income Eco Run 2018. The runners, who were competing in various distances – 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km, 5km Fun Run and Kids Dash (1.2km and 800m) – were all running towards one collective goal: A more sustainable future, with many bearing their own refillable water bottles. Among the participants were close to 2,000 Zero Waste runners, who gave up their finisher tees and/or race medals. Their endeavours were supported by the likes of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency,...