Newsletter Jul 2015

Bring Your Own Bottle to Orientation Camp!

FoE (HK) found that more than half of the tertiary students in Hong Kong consumed at least three packaged drinks during their orientation camps (O camps). However, only 25 percent of students would recycle their plastic bottles. With around 400 3-day-2-night O camps held each year, it is estimated that these camps generate 120,000 disposable drink packages in total every year!

We strongly encourage all tertiary students to sign an online petition to support the “Bring Your Own Bottle” campaign to reduce disposable drink packages. If you would like to implement more green ideas in your orientation camp, feel free to sign up for the "Green! O Camp Competition". The 5 greenest and most innovative camps will each receive a HK$3,000 subsidy! Please visit for further details.



Green Dot Home

Planning to move? Whether you are giving away quality used furniture or looking for second-hand furniture, do approach our partnered project “Green Dot Home”! “Green Dot Home” has just been relocated to Tsuen Wan with a larger storage area to display much more quality second-hand furniture. Please support reduce, reuse and recycle. Let’s start from using second-hand furniture!


Building Energy Utilization Index (EUI) Platform

Buildings take up 90% of electricity demand in Hong Kong. Commercial buildings are required to conduct energy audit every 10 years and display the EUI data in the buildings' common area to fulfill the legal compliance. However, the current system is inconvenient to access and not up-to-date. As a result, FoE (HK) launched a platform in May and invited building owners to submit their latest EUI, which will be displayed in our platform ( for easy public access.

The EUI platform is a new element of this year’s Power Smart Energy Saving Contest ( It aims to promote energy conservation in commercial buildings.

Currently, the platform shows EUI data of over 50 buildings, and we are looking forward to seeing more developers participating to enrich our platform.



Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) 2015 Annual General Meeting

The 28th FoE (HK) Annual General Meeting was held successfully at our conference room in the evening of 25 July. Members of the new board was confirmed who will devotedly offer solutions for FoE (HK)'s development and environmental protection.


BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards

BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards is organised to recognise environmental achievements of manufacturing and service enterprises in Hong Kong and in the Pan-Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, and by doing so, to encourage enterprises to incorporate environmental protection causes into their business development plans and daily operations.

FoE (HK) supports the programme and encourages companies to enroll to compete for various awards.

The application form can be downloaded from BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards (



Project with LANEIGE has been encouraging!

FoE (HK) 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.

Until June, the amount of donation has exceeded 270% of the original target. FoE (HK) is thankful for LANEIGE’s support and encouraged by the result so far. We hope customers can continue to be considerate to the environment when going shopping.






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