星國這位女星倡導環保人生 健康樂活六步驟一次看

新加坡新生代名人 Mae Tan以時尚品味吸引人目光,但除了時尚達人的身分外,她同時是新加坡本土品牌Surrender的創意顧問,最知名的事之一是出演Netflix真人秀《星國社交圈(Singapore Social)》。

新加坡新生代名人 Mae Tan以時尚品味吸引人目光,但除了時尚達人的身分外,她同時是新加坡本土品牌Surrender的創意顧問,最知名的事之一是出演Netflix真人秀《星國社交圈(Singapore Social)》。(圖/Netflix)

事實上,時尚和環保時常是反義詞,因為要做出所謂「時尚」的服裝,通常都會浪費大量的布料和材料。不過這兩個名詞在 Mae Tan身上都找得到。近年她做過最熱門的活動是和保羅·福斯特(Paul Foster)共同舉辦減低塑膠使用量的裝置藝術展覽,在新加坡永續藝廊(Sustainable Singapore Gallery)運用18,000個回收塑膠杯製作沉浸式藝術。這次她要來跟大家宣揚她從25歲就開始的環保旅程。

事實上,時尚和環保時常是反義詞,因為要做出所謂「時尚」的服裝,通常都會浪費大量的布料和材料。不過這兩個名詞在 Mae Tan身上都找得到。(圖/翻攝自IG)

一、    拒絕使用塑膠袋

「當我花越多錢在快速時尚產業上,對環境帶來的負面影響也越大,我在2018年第一次意識到這件事。」Mae Tan說。「而破壞環境將會剝奪未來世代能想受自然環境的權利。」 「試著想像海灘、樹木和動物都從記憶中消失,在無法接觸這樣美好風景的經驗下承長肯定很難受。因此我開始改變我的習慣,從拒絕使用塑膠袋開始。」

二、    宣揚再續利用時尚

時尚產業製造一大堆浪費,因此她認為再續利用時尚是要發揚光大的。「像是Vestiaire Collective網站會幫助消費者重新思考快速消費對環境產生的影響。消費者完全可以購買運用可再生質料的衣物包包,或是購買二手產品。」三、    買東西前先思考

Mae Tan主張人們應該在買衣服前先思考三件事,第一,這東西可以使用至少五年嗎?第二,我有現有的配件可以跟它搭配嗎?第三,是否品質夠好?

「如果先思考就能減少不必要的浪費,同時減少對環境的影響。」

Mae Tan在二手衣物轉售平台上販售的衣服。(圖/Vestiaire Collective)

四、    學會說掰掰!定期「斷捨離」

其實衣櫥常常會囤積不少根本穿不到的衣服,這時候就應該把它們拿出來賣,給更需要或熱愛它們的人。一開始實施「斷捨離」法肯定會困難,畢竟曾經熱愛過,但與其讓它塵封在衣櫥,不如讓它能夠到需要它的人身邊。

五、    盡量賣掉二手衣服而非捐贈

「我盡量不捐贈衣服而是用賣的,因為以前送出去的衣服最後都被對方丟掉。再來許多較貧困的國家人民比起需要二手名牌服飾,可能更需要的是食物和水。我將賣出二手衣服的錢都拿去捐贈給慈善機構。」 Mae Tan說。

六、    熱心公益並影響其他人

「我是非營利組織新加坡零浪費(Zero Waste Singapore)的志工,時常透過快閃表演或活動宣揚理念。除此之外我平常都會把關注的議題都分享到IG,希望能激勵人們為環保或社會做出一些貢獻。」Mae Tan表示在未來,她會持續發揚光大環保議題,也希望全世界的人都能響應。

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Construction companies are struggling to give work to any workers because of the new requirements (Swipe to end for video of Dr. Lee Bee Wah speaking to the house). It clicked in my mind that with the new extremely tight requirements for construction companies and migrant workers to start work, would mean that the companies will have a hard time to keep the businesses afloat and many migrant workers will lose their job. Did you know majority migrant workers pay almost $3k to their agent for a permit to work here? Thats why they all come in with debt back in their home country. Did you know that ALL migrant workers (even those who are not part of the dormitories) are made to WAIT to do swap tests and have to be tested every 14 days after this period? I came across @mir.andy’s letter which I resonated with which I wna help amplify. I believe the dormitory operators and MOM should aid more for this COVID-19 situation so that the money can be used for employers to compensate their workers; Workers who are not quarantined, should also be compensated, because they’re not able to get any work; And for workers who are healthy, that they are given swap tests asap so they can start work as soon as businesses can resume. There’s a few things we can all do to help: 1. Check out @Mir.andy’s link in bio with the template and the resource to find the MP in your area. Write a letter! 2. Sign the petition 
https://www.change.org/p/minister-josephine-teo-protect-our-migrant-workers-from-covid-19 3. Donate $$$ to organisations that help our migrant workers. I’ve donated to @HOME.migrants.sg @HealthServeSG through @wethegood.sg and @TWC2Sg.
Not just during Covid period, these organisations work are important support systems to migrant workers and something we should all try to support continuously. 4. If you come across migrant workers/if you have helpers at home, let them know that they and their friends have organisations they can reach out to for help. We are the voice in our own homes.

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