Friends of the Earth (HK)
e-Newsletter Issue December 2017
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Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving – Like and Credits
The submission deadline of the phase 1 in the Energy Saving Competition is 31 December 2017. The first 20 participants/ teams with the highest scores for energy saving in individual and team groups will be announced soon.

Let’s seize the last chance to join our competition! Immediately download our mobile app to join it. Don’t forget to invite your neighbours to join too. We save energy, we relieve global warming!

And more, “Jockey Club COOL Neighbours” FB page is in service now to provide you the updated information of energy saving and our news. You will get 50 credit points after installation of our app, input your account information (on electricity bill) and like our fb page. Apply now!

* Participants please complete the following steps to get credits:
1. Like our fans page;
2. Send the message to the inbox of the fans page, clearly state 【Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving –Like FB fans page to get credits】and your account number of our programme.
“The Earth Academy – City Forest . Forest City” Radio Programme
We are commissioned to produce CIBS radio programme of RTHK, and launched “The Earth Academy – City Forest . Forest City”programme. It explores how the city forest to enhance our quality of life and increase biodiversity.

In the episode 9 “Soil and Root Constraints”, we will explore the soil and root constraints of trees in a city, latest environmental-friendly landscape management method with Dr. Caroline Law from THEi Faculty of Design and Environment.

Date: 5 Dec 2017 (Every Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 pm
Channel: RTHK Putonghua Channel AM621

In this programme, “Dr. Tree” Prof. Jim Chi Yung from HKU will share trivia of forest city. Our tree ambassadors from different tertiary institutions will share their stories about 13 interesting and insightful tree tours in different districts. We have also invited singer-songwriter Olga Chung to sing the theme song. Every Tuesday night! Stay tuned!
Green Delight in Estates
New phase of Green Delight in Estates (GDE) has started. A series of attractive activities will be held such as Fun Days, Green Tours, Clean Recycling Scheme, ‘Food.No Waste’, MSW Auditing Scheme and Home Greening Workshops. It aims to encourage the community to reduce waste, understand the MSW charges and its impact. Residents can also practise BYOB 3 and healthy habits. Please browse our web site for more details.
Oh Yeah! It’s Free Calendar
You may receive lots of 2018 calendars in December. If you have received more than you need, you may put them in the collection box of “Oh Yeah! It’s Free Calendar” at our office. You are welcome to get calendars from the box as well. Let’s reduce waste by sharing resource.

Address: Unit 1301-1302, 13/F, Block A, Sea View Estate, 2 Watson Road, Hong Kong
Office Hour: 9:00a.m.- 6:00p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Please browse our web site for more collection points.
Support Comedy “Brandon & Louise”
Environmental activist Louise tries her best to live with zero waste. She even believes a baby has a destructive impact on the environment, on the contrary, her boyfriend Brandon wants to marry her and loves her to bear a baby. Their dramatic conflicts bring lots of jokes and also insights on waste. FoE (HK) recommends “Brandon & Louise” produced by Prospects Theatre to you.

Date: 5-7 January 2018
Venue: Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Programme Enquiries:
Ms. Mei Ng Newly Elected Chairperson of Board of Governors
Ms. Mei Ng (first row, third from the left) was elected as the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of FoE (HK), in the meeting of the Board of Governors, effective 29 November 2017.

Ms. Mei Ng thanked the members for placing their trust in her. She also said to continue to lead FoE (HK) to protect our local and regional environment. “I am delighted and honoured to be the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, FoE (HK) again. Our 35 anniversary is coming soon. From strength to strength, as a leading environmental advocate, we would help create environmentally sustainable public policies, business practices and community lifestyles with government, business and community.”
School Talk “SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Food”
The Earth Academy (TEA) is honored to be invited to give a talk on “SDG #12: Responsible consumption and production” to the F.5 students at Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School. The theme was food, we shared some tips on taking food in an environmentally friendly and healthy way. At the end of the talk, all students committed to “eat more vegetables and less meat” with an aim to alleviate environmental problems by altering their eating habits.
Dialogue with Masters Students from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Our Chairperson, Ms Mei Ng was being invited by the “CASS Exchange Programme 2017” to be interviewed by 23 mainland master’s students. The students expressed keen interests and asked lots of questions about operations and green policy advocacy of our organisation, a non-profit making green group.
Clothes Donation to Kwai Chung Hospital
It was the 10th consecutive year that we organised the used clothes donation to the patients at Kwai Chung Hospital. We donated winter clothes to more than 300 chronic patients and their families. Thank you for the contribution of the volunteers from the Kwai Chung Hospital and the Kai Hong. For more event photos, please click here.
Society for Community Organisation Clothes Donation
This was the 2nd time that we organised the used clothes donation with Society for Community Organisation. The thick clothes were shared to the participants to catch the winter time. For more photos, please click here.
Volunteer Recruitment
FoE (HK) welcomes people from all walks of life 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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Tel: (852) 2528-5588    Fax: (852) 2529-2777    Friends of the Earth (HK)
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