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Be Inspired Speaker Series @ A Good Space: A Journey to Antarctica with Anthea Ong!

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Antarctica has often been said to be one of the last, unexplored frontiers on Earth.

In March 2018, 3 Singaporean women were chosen out of thousands of applicants worldwide for a rare opportunity...


Led by world-renowned explorer Sir Robert Swan, they joined 80 other global change-makers from 22 countries in embarking on a 2 week expedition to Antarctica to study climate change as part of the 2041 ClimateForce Leadership on the Edge Antarctica Expedition.

Which aims to protect Antarctica and unite those who seek to protect our world, and create a more sustainable, clean energy future.



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hike through Antarctica, or journey to the South Pole?


Are you passionate about climate change and environmental issues?


If so, you are in for a treat because we are bringing one of the women, local social entrepreneur and co-founder of A Good Space Anthea Ong, to share the lessons she learnt from Antarctica and the Expedition!

The Talk:


First, we'll gather in a cosy 2 hour session to hear stories and see sights from Antarctica and the Expedition, including:
  • Learn about the 2041 ClimateForce Challenge and the meaningful work they are doing
  • How Antarctica changed Anthea and her biggest discoveries
  • Why Antarctica is crucial for climate change, peace and the future of humanity
  • And a special bonus... what made her do the legendary Polar Plunge?

The Marketplace:


Feeling inspired after the talk? Discover small action steps you can take to make a positive difference in climate change!

We are inviting some local ground-ups and environment movements to set up mini booths in a marketplace. Come down and discover the wide range of volunteering and collaboration opportunities available for you!



Your Ticket Includes:

  • Get up close and personal with Anthea, an active social entrepreneur championing multiple issues like environmental sustainability, mental wellness, social inclusion and more!
  • Discover volunteer and collaboration opportunities with environment ground-ups and enterprises at the marketplace
  • Meet and connect with 50 other local change-makers passionate about climate change

All proceeds will contribute towards the operational costs of A Good Space, a not-for-profit community movement.


About Anthea Ong:


An impact entrepreneur and investor, Anthea Ong is also a life/executive coach holding space for personal change and transformation. Her most famous impact project is Hush, Singapore's first silent teabar that brings self care and social inclusion into every workplace through tea reflection rituals led by Deaf facilitators.

She's also founder of Our Tree Stories to connect humans and trees through stories, and A Good Space, a community-curated movement to bring catalysts together to inspire, invent, intersect and innovate inclusion and citizen engagement.

Anthea Ong commits to an inspired life through veganism, yoga/meditation and active volunteerism.

She continued with this odyssey after Antarctica by trekking solo through the wilderness of Patagonia for another 2 weeks - and is now comfortably back in Singapore!

Getting up close with the whales and penguins of Antarctica also gave her a newfound love for what nature has to offer.

Join her as she shares about her life-changing experience in Antarctica and the new things she learnt in her 1-month journey.

Don't miss this once in a blue moon chance! Register now before tickets run out!


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This sharing is part of the "Be Inspired" Speaker Series at A Good Space - a community-curated movement that aims to transform ordinary spaces into places of purpose.


It brings together community catalysts to create innovative events and projects to expand perspectives across a wide range of social issues, including: experiential simulations, public lectures, facilitated conversation circles, film screenings and more.


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Sat May 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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