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Friends of the Earth (HK)
e-Newsletter Issue March 2018
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3‧18 Jockey COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving Phase 1 Award Presentation Ceremony cum Phase 2 Opening Ceremony
The Phase 1 competition of “Jockey Club Cool Neighbours for Energy Saving” programme has been successfully ended. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation. 2017 Award Presentation Ceremony cum 2018 Opening Ceremony will be held. Top 20 performers will be awarded and the arrangements for Phase 2 will be released during the ceremony. Please come and join us. Stay tuned for our programme updates and announcements.

Date: 18 March 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21
Water Forum 2018
Water Forum 2018 will take place on 22 March, World Water Day. FoE (HK) is pleased to have Drainage Services Department as the co-organiser of the forum. The theme of the forum is ‘Sponge City and Coastal Defence against Extreme Weather Events”. Experts and scholars from the Netherlands and mainland China will come to Hong Kong to share their insights and experience. The Government officers in related departments and practitioners will join to share their local experience. Please come and join. Free of charge.

Date : 22 March 2018, Thursday
Time : 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue : Zero Carbon Building, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay

Please click here for details & registration.
Tree Planting Challenge 2018
Our annual flagship programme namely ‘Tree Planting Challenge 2018’ (TPC) will be held again on 29 April 2018, in Tai Lam Country Park! In order to spread the message of “Save Trees, Conserve Nature ", we now invite you to join us and experience the challenge of tree-planting work. Let’s take action to mitigate global warming.

The details will be announced in early March! Save the date and stay tuned for updates by visiting our website. If you have any inquiries, please call 3184 1518 or email to tpc@foe.org.hk.
Green Delights in Estate
In order to let public housing residents adapt to the upcoming Municipal Solid Waste Charging, the brand new ‘MSW Auditing Scheme’ and ‘Home Greening Workshop’ will be held in spring 2018. For details, please visit http://ha.foe.org.hk/.
The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum 2018
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Environmental Division) will organise the annual forum on the theme of “Developing Intelligent Resource Preservation Strategies for Hong Kong: Challenges for Innovation and Sustainability”. FoE (HK) is delighted to serve as one of the supporting organisations. The forum aims to discuss the development of resource preservation in Hong Kong against a resource-intensive economy.

Details are as follow:
Date: 27 April 2018 (Friday)
Time: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O

Please click here for the event brochure.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Internship Training Programme – Circular Economy: How to Reduce Disposable Plastics Usage in the Hong Kong Food Industry
Students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in United States conducted research on how to reduce plastics usage in the Hong Kong food and beverage industry with us. They shared their results at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to exchange their ideas with students in Hong Kong.
FoE (HK) Staff Being Recognised for Continuous Learning by HKCSS
FoE (HK) commits in nurturing green capitals. In the past year, our 3 staff has completed over 20 hours of training at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and they were invited to attend a “CEOs Meet CEOs Luncheon Series: My Transformation and Learning” with speech delivered by Mr Bernard Chan, Chairperson of HKCSS.
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 volunteer@foe.org.hk.
Published Articles
01-Feb-18 港氣候政策落後 徵碳稅助減排
02-Feb-18 新年減剩食 咪做大嘥鬼
05-Feb-18 新年新希望 齊減活動廢物量
06-Feb-18 推動綠色年宵 商戶市民齊減廢
09-Feb-18 辦綠色年宵 展減廢決心
06-Feb-18 月曆少浪費 地球添福氣
06-Feb-18 What China’s waste import ban teaches Hong Kong about recycling and resource use
09-Feb-18 釋放隱閉回收桶 共建綠色年宵
24-Feb-18 稅收遏汽車增長 香港更清新宜居
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