Make sustainable living ‘sexy’ at three-day virtual Conscious Festival 

A lady holding up a sign at the 2019 festival held at South Beach Avenue. Image: Green Is The New Black/Facebook
A lady holding up a sign at the 2019 festival held at South Beach Avenue. Image: Green Is The New Black/Facebook

Environmentally minded Singaporeans can find new ways to reconnect with the world at a three-day, sustainable lifestyle event.

For its fifth annual edition, the Conscious Festival’s usual talks, workshops, and shopping will take place online June 12 to 14, and hopes to attract guests from all over the world.

The event is divided into four core themes: a talk stage and live sessions, a virtual marketplace expo, networking, and shows.

At around 3pm each day, attendees can tune in to discussions and workshops led by people from various industries including brand owners and activists, such as American model Arizona Muse, who has been campaigning for sustainable fashion. It will also feature Barney Swan, the first man to walk the South Pole using only renewable energy. 

Discussion topics will be focused on wellbeing, the business of sustainability, upcycled fashion, and the future of climate activism. The whole thing is organized by the Green Is The New Black media company.

A virtual party will begin each evening with “live” performances by DJs and artists hailing from Paris, London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Organizers have yet to announced the lineup. 

The virtual marketplace is expected to showcase more than 70 different brands said to follow environmentally sustainable practices. There will also be retailers selling all things related to lifestyle, art, food, beauty, fashion, and wellbeing. Those tuning in to the marketplace can also network with like-minded individuals.

“The epidemic that is ravaging the world has already brought an awareness to the rate at which we consume – be it travel, food, or fashion,” Paula Miquelis, Co-founder of Green Is The New Black said. “Now is the time for us as individuals to reflect and reevaluate how we live, and for businesses to assess how sustainable their models are. 

She said sustained action is key.

“We know that any anticlimate change measures cannot be taken overnight, however together, we can collaborate and contribute to creating more positive impact,” Miquelis added. 

The Conscious Festival will be accessible via its website from 3pm to 10pm, June 12-14.

Tickets cost S$5 to S$60 and can be purchased online

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