Newsletter Feb 2015

Weekend activity recommendation: Green DIY workshop

Want to make eco-gifts for your friends? FoE is recommending to you a green DIY workshop organised by IVE students. Held on 7 March, from 2:30 to 5:30pm in Wang Tau Hom Estate, the workshop will feature coaching sessions during which tutors will teach you how to create your own handmade green gifts. Souvenirs will also be given to participants. Join this with your friends! The workshop is free of charge.




Human and trees have an interdependent relationship. We're going to launch a campaign called TreesCOOLiving to let all of you learn more about the benefits and contributions of trees for humanity.

COOLiving Launch Ceremony and Fun Fair will be held on March 22, from 11am to 6pm, at Amphitheatre, Stanley Plaza. You are welcome to join the event.



With the support and legal advice of FoE and other green groups, two green activists filed judicial review to challenge the decision made by Environmental Protection Department for granting the approval to the 3rd runway project’s environmental assessment report. The report failed to address the air and noise pollution problem associated with airspace issue, and the absence of mitigation measures for the habitat damage of Chinese white dolphin during construction period. These are viewed as not complying with the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance.


Let’s Take a “Brake” together!

On 10 February, FoE celebrated with 54 organisations on their achievements in the 2014 Take a “Brake” Low Carbon Action - Corporate Green Driving Award Scheme. Since its inception in 2010, the Scheme has achieved an accumulated reduction of 84,000 litres of fuel per month, and has taught 204,000 employees about green driving practices and green living attitude. Let’s act together to help reduce roadside air pollution!



Earth Partners - Woodland Conservation Day

Woodland Conservation Day at Ma On Shan Country Park was organised for FoE’s Earth Partners on 31 January. Earth Partners took care of the planted seedlings (such as weeding and pruning) to increase their survival rate, help them grow faster and stronger to become mature trees.



Together with a group of individuals and organisations concerned about the 3rd runway project, FoE has established the People’s Aviation Watch (PAW). We aim to solicit views from the public, to critically review the Airport Authority Hong Kong’s proposals and to propose alternatives. We urge the Government to make its decision for the best interest of the public, to ensure that public money is spent properly and wisely, and the marine ecology as well as air quality are properly protected.


2nd round Second Hand Goods Barter Market in public housing estates

After Chinese New Year, the Phase 8 of Green Delight in Estates Second Hand Goods Barter Market is here again! If you have any goods that is still in good condition but may not be needed or used anymore, you are welcome to bring it along to exchange for other second-hand goods. Workshops, waste reduction exhibition and various exchange booths can also be found at the market. Let’s reduce waste together by bartering!



Woodland conservation and tree-planting activities

FoE is organising its Woodland Conservation activity on March 14, from 8:30am to 1:30pm, in Ma On Shan countryside. In addition, FoE is holding a Dongjiang River Source Tree Planting Trip, from 3 to 6 April, 2015. In the trip, you will understand the importance of maintaining the upstream ecosystem and forest for Hongkongers who are getting most of their fresh water supply for daily use from the River. Write to to learn more about the details of the trip.



Partnering with LANEIGE: Waive paper bags for a green living

To support environmental conservation, FoE is partnering with LANEIGE, the brand under Amorepacific. From 5 March to 4 September, for every single transaction where customers bring their own shopping bags, LANEIGE will donate HK$1 to FoE.


Response to the EPD's review of the air quality in Hong Kong (Chinese version only)

FoE's submission over public transport strategy study - franchised bus services (Chinese version only)







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