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Friends of the Earth (HK)
e-Newsletter Issue April 2018
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Tree Planting Challenge 2018
Our annual flagship programme ‘Tree Planting Challenge 2018’ (TPC) will be held on 29 April 2018, in Tai Lam Country Park! Let’s plant saplings together to spread the message of “Save Trees, Conserve Nature " and mitigate global warming.

Reserve the date and stay tuned at http://www.foe.org.hk/cooltree/ . If you have any inquiries, please call 3184 1521 or email to tpc@foe.org.hk.
Green Delights in Estate
The theme of the new phase of “Green Delight in Estates” programme is ‘Green Home’. Let’s explore how to turn food waste into compost and achieve a green home through planting. The kick-off event ‘LOHAS Fun Day’ will be launched soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

7 April
Choi Hung Estate, Shun Lee Estate, Sau Mau Ping (South) Estate

14 April
Yue Wan Estate, Sai Wan Estate, Ma Hang Estate, Apleichau Estate
Creativity in Upcycling Competition
To avoid depleting the resources from our planet, we must strive to reduce waste. You are welcome to participate in the “Creativity in Upcycling Competition” co-organised by FoE (HK) and Bayard Presse Asia. Figure out some smart and creative ways to reuse or upcycle the waste your family generated!

Competition Categories: Kindergarten parent-child group, lower primary, upper primary
Format: Text, drawing, photo, video, etc (No restrictions)
Application Deadline: 18 May 2018 (Sunday)
Details: https://www.bayard.com.hk/greenproject
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.
Water Forum 2018
In light of World Water Day, we jointly organised “Water Forum 2018” with the Drainage Services Department on 22 March. The theme of the forum was “Sponge City and Coastal Defence Against Extreme Weather Events”. The Director of Drainage Services, Ir. Edwin Tong Ka Hung, attended as the officiating guest. Experts from Hong Kong, mainland, and overseas also shared their experience. Over 160 participants learnt how Hong Kong should deal with the extreme weather effects.
The Prize Presentation Ceremony of “Family Energy Saving Competition – Phase 1”
We successfully held the Prize Presentation Ceremony of “Family Energy Saving Competition - Phase 1” of “Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving” on 18 March. Congratulations to all winners!

Join the “Family Energy Saving Competition – Phase 2” now. Let’s combat climate change together!
“Global Food Crisis” Workshop
As the partner of “Sustainable Development School Outreach Programme” of Environment Bureau, The Earth Academy (TEA) of FoE (HK) held 2 workshops on “Global Food Crisis” for students at TWGHs Mr. & Mrs. Kwong Sik Kwan College. In the first workshop, we focused on the relationship between agriculture and climate change. In the second workshop, we explored the impact of genetically modified food on the environment and our health.
Save Our Country Park Forum
There are mounting concerns over the integrity of Hong Kong country parks as a result of pressing housing development needs. “Save Our Country Park Forum” was organised by FoE (HK) and other green groups on 25 March 2018. Guest speakers not only reaffirmed the value of country parks, but also broke new ground by providing other solutions for the problem of land supply.
Full house! Thank you for your support.

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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.
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