April is the greenest month of the year. With Earth Day falling on the 22nd of April, we think it’s timely for us to do more for mother nature. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out Riuh In The City with a Night In The Safari theme. It has with workshops and activities related to the environment; visitors looking to shop are encouraged to bring their own bag as no plastics will be given out.

In honour of Eath Day, we’ve rounded up a selection of stories as an ode to mother earth. Remember: a little bit goes a long way.

Food

Fine dining brings to mind luxury ingredients like caviar, truffle, and foie gras. But Dewakan has been redefining what a white tablecloth restaurant is supposed to be since the day it raised its shutters. Here, we interview chef Darren Teoh who plates up endemic produce or ingredients which are either native or naturalised to the land with techniques worthy of Asia’s top restaurants. Read all about it here.

Beauty

Veganism is gaining ground but it’s no longer just about consuming vegan dishes. Consumers have been warming up to vegan beauty brands for years now whilst more labels like Kat Von D are converting their entire cosmetic line to 100% vegan. Not only are they free of processed ingredients, preservatives, chemicals, and toxins, you’ll also be contributing to mother nature.

Motors

We could be seeing a rise of hybrid cars on the streets — thanks to the government’s policy of letting buyers enjoy up to a whopping 30% deduction when purchasing any of these cars. Now, the benefits of using a hybrid car is two fold: it’s cost-efficient and creates a smaller impact on the environment.

Travel

Copenhagen is one of the greenest cities in the world and caring for the environment feels like second nature to the Danes. While there, dine at their many organic and sustainable restaurants, get around the city on a bicycle or battery-operated public bus and stay at some of the most eco-friendly hotels the city has to offer. Read more here.

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Jolin Lee
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Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.