Friends of the Earth (HK) Newsletter May e-Newsletter
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Tree Planting Challenge 2017
To combat climate change and spread the message of “Save Trees, Conserve Nature”, one of the FOE (HK)’s flagship programmes, namely ‘Tree Planting Challenge 2017’ (TPC), was held on 30 April 2017 at Tai Lam Country Park. It is a unique environmental activity that combines tree-planting, hiking and endurance testing. Approximately 2,000 local seedlings were planted by 300 participants. We also encouraged the participants to practice green lifestyle by BYOB3 (Bottles, lunch Boxes, Bags). Highlights of this event can be found at our Facebook page.
CLP Waste No Food Campaign- Food Waste Audit Programme
Co-organized by CLP and FoE(HK), Food Waste Audit Programme 2016-2017 was held to raise awareness on “cherish food” in primary schools. 11 schools under Po Leung Kuk had conducted food waste audit work. With supervision from FoE(HK), teachers and parents, the student food waste auditors had proposed and implemented measures to reduce the food waste generated at their schools, which included cherish food poster and slogan design competitions.
Promoting Clean Recycling at Private Housing Estates
With the aim to raise awareness on clean recycling, the Environmental Campaign Committee, Environmental Protection Department and FoE(HK) had launched and completed the “Clean Recycling Programme”. Briefings were provided to frontline staff of property management companies and fun days were held for residents of different private housing estates.
Green Delight in Estates – Green Tour x Food No Waste
“Green tour x Food No Waste” activity was held on 29th of April. FoE (HK) led residents of public housing estates to know more on community and environmental development in Wan Chai District. Participants also gathered unsold foods in Wan Chai market and enjoyed the meal made from it. Through this activity we helped promoting food cherishing and waste reduction.
Suits For Success
To practice the concept of Rehome, FoE(HK) had collected second hand professional clothing through “Suits For Success” organised by Women in Finance Asia. Over 1 tonne of the collected second hand professional clothing was redistributed to different beneficiaries including students from local universities and welfare organizations.
HKMA 2017 Mini-Conference Series 2
Sustainability has become a key challenge in Hong Kong. The Government needs to tackle air pollution, climate change, and waste management amongst other issues. On 7 April, the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) organized the second Mini-Conference named “Twenty Years On: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Sustainable Development: The State of Play in Hong Kong”. Dr. Vivian Wong, chairperson of FoE(HK), was invited to speak on the topic of “Partnership for a Green Future” and how the public and private sectors can join hands for a sustainable future.
RTHK Radio 5: 繽紛旅程-環保
FoE (HK) was delighted be invited as partner of RTHK Radio 5’s programme “繽紛旅程”. The main theme of this programme is to encourage audience to practice green lifestyle. “繽紛旅程” will be broadcasted every 2nd Friday of the month from May onwards.

Premiere: 12 May 2017
Broadcast time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (every 2nd Friday of the month)
Channel: RTHK Radio 5

Dr. Vivian Wong, our Chairperson will share latest green concepts as well as the most forward-looking green practices and stories worldwide. The first episode will focus on “Circular Economy” and introduce how to easily circulate resources to save our planet. Stay tuned!
Volunteer Recruitment
FoE (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.

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