Newsletter Mar 2016




Water Forum 2016 - Water Security: From Dongjiang to Sponge City

Organized by FoE(HK) and co-organized by Water Supplies Department (WSD) and CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia, the Water Forum 2016 was held on 22 March in response to World Water Day.

Mr. Enoch Lam Tin Sing, JP, Director of WSD and Prof. Chan Hon Fai, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies, were invited as the officiating guests at the opening ceremony. Water experts from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan also came and shared their insights and experiences. Approximately 200 participants attended the Forum, including academics, students, civil servants, Mainland & local NGOs representatives and business sector representatives.

Ms. Mei Ng, Chairman of China Committee of FoE (HK), made a closing remark to urge all to pay an effort on conserving biological resources and cherish our precious water.



Slow Fashion, COOL Living

On 17 March 2016, Chairperson of FoE(HK), Dr. Vivian Wong, was invited as a guest speaker at the luncheon talk, “Slow Fashion, COOL Living”, which was organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In this talk, she explored how to develop Hong Kong into an innovative and vibrant “Slow Fashion” Centre through practice of 7Rs - Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Redesign, Repair, Reconstruct & Recycle.



Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

Traffic congestion is worsening, with the number of vehicles increasing over the years. It affects the livability, connectivity, economy and air quality of Hong Kong. The government has recently launched a public consultation on “Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Scheme in Central and its Adjacent Areas”, to formulate a practicable pilot scheme of ERP to control the problem of traffic congestion and air pollution. Singapore, London and Gothenburg have implemented ERP successfully.

Public consultation on the ERP report ended on 18 March. Please click
here to view FoE(HK)’s consultation document.



COOL Ambassador Recruitment @ Organic Day 2016

On 20 March 2016, FoE(HK) participated in the HKORC Organic Day 2016 and spread green living messages through recruiting COOL Ambassador and charity sale. Thank you for coming and supporting us!

Please visit
here if you would like to purchase our BYOB Lunch Box and Green T-shirt, or register as our COOL Ambassador.



COOL Corporate

A briefing session was conducted for corporate representatives on 9 March 2016 to introduce the newly launched “COOL Corporate” membership scheme.

“COOL Corporate” membership scheme is designed for companies of all sizes, with the aim of advocating sustainable business policies and practices. Regular briefing sessions will be arranged by our CSR department to provide details on the “COOL Corporate” programme, including its purpose, award scheme and benefits - such as complimentary eco-health talks and training. For inquiries, please email us at



HK Electric Smart Power Campaign

On 12 March 2016, CEO of FoE(HK), Ms. Suzanne Cheung was invited as the award presenter at Smart Power Campaign Award Presentation and Launching Ceremony, which was organized by The Hongkong Electric Company Limited.

Smart Power Campaign is an annual event to promote energy efficiency and low carbon lifestyle among the public.

here to understand more about the campaign.




Earth Day Forum 2016

The Open University of Hong Kong, Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) and Carbon Care Asia will jointly organize “From Paris Agreement to Post-carbon Cities: Earth Day Forum 2016” on 22 April 2016, to facilitate exchange in advances in technology, strategies in advocacy & experience in implementation, to take bold actions in climate mitigation and adaptation in view of Paris Agreement.
here for registration.

Date: 22 April 2016
Time: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Venue: JC Multi-purpose Hall, 1/F, Block E, Jubilee College, 81 Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon.



Have Fun in Second-Hand Goods Barter Market!

Green Delight in Estates: Second-Hand Goods Barter Markets have already been organized in 5 public estates. Over 3000 second-hand goods have been collected and 1500 goods have found their new owners. Let come and have fun with us in the coming markets!

here to check the updated schedule.




In support of Earth Day, from 21 April to 8 May 2016, for any purchase at JOY & PEACE stores in Hong Kong*, you will receive a free tote bag (valued at HK$118) by donating HK$10 or more to FoE(HK). Tote bag stocks are limited, while stocks last.

*Exclude store at SOGO department store



Volunteer Recruitment

Friends of the Earth (HK) welcomes people from every background and sector to join us as volunteers.

We are now recruiting office volunteers to assist our clerical work including data entry, letter mailing and information arrangement. Interested parties, please email us at







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