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March e-Newsletter : Hot Days and Nights on the Rise, Register Now - Water Forum 2019

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Hot Days and Nights on the Rise

Over the past 30 years, the number of very hot days and hot nights in Hong Kong has been on a rise. While some of us may enjoy a warm winter, a warming climate increases the likelihood of a heat stroke, particular for the more vulnerable elderly. Less fatally but equally serious, higher temperatures disrupt sleeping patterns, causing tiredness, irritability, and low productivity. Worst of all, turning on air conditioning only exacerbates the problem in long term.

As individuals, we can beat the heat by pairing air conditioners with fans to maintain thermal comfort without needing to set such a low temperature. For property developers and the government, building envelopes should be designed to limit heat gain through insulation, reflective glazing, green walls, and more.

To learn more about energy and climate change, please visit our website.

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港府墨守成規 栽出滿城弱樹 | 香港教育大學地理及環境科學研究講座教授 詹志勇


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Tree Planting Challenge 2019
Our annual flagship programme Tree Planting Challenge is coming! It will be organised at Tai Lam Country Park in 28 April, Sunday. Since 2005, 83,000 saplings were planted on the slopes in various country parks, by more than 9,000 participants in the past 10 years. We now invite companies to become the sponsor of Tree Planting Challenge 2019! Interested parties please contact Mr. Joe Chau of Business Engagement Team at 3184 1516 or email to rps@foe.org.hk .
Tree Planting Challenging 2018 Overview
Water Forum 2019: Climate Risk, Coastal Preparedness, Financial Implications for Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area
Beached yachts, torn up pavements, and devastated coastlines – Typhoon Mangkhut once again demonstrated how vulnerable Hong Kong is against climate change. Global warming will worsen flood events by making them more frequent and severe. How do we transform Hong Kong into a resilient city under the imminent threat of climate change?

FoE (HK) is pleased to invite you to join us at the 6th Water Forum, titled 'Water Forum 2019: Climate Risk, Coastal Preparedness, Financial Implications for Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area', on 22 March, World Water Day. Experts and stakeholders including academics and industry professionals will share insight and exchange views on how Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area can become climate ready. Register now!

Forum Information

Date:22 March 2019 (Friday)
Time:9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:Rm 1501- 02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Language:English and Chinese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

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Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving Programme Completed Successfully! Thank You for Your Support

Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving Programme was completed successfully. At its Closing Ceremony cum Award Presentation Ceremony for Year-end Energy Saving Competition, we announced the encouraging result has been achieved throughout the 2-year programme. It saved 8,000,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to planting 300,000 trees, which is about 10 % of the total consumption of residential electricity among 28,000 participating households. Officiating guest Mr. Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, and Mrs. Mei Ng, BBS, Chairperson of FoE (HK) shared energy saving tips with guests and appealed to the public, reiterated that Hong Kong people should continue to save energy so that the carbon emission would be reduced.

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Corporate Members Event - Tree to Wood Experience Workshop and Vegetated Slopes Eco Tour
Succeed. Sustain. SlopeScape - Tree to Wood Experience Workshop and Vegetated Slopes Eco Tour organised by the Highways Department was hold for the corporate members of FoE (HK). Through the tour, participants learnt the properties of Acacia Confusa and made a wooden chair by themselves. Part of the wooden chair is made up of the fabric collected from the FoE (HK)’s Used Clothes Recycling Programme. Our used clothes deserve a second life. 

For details, please contact Mr. Joe Chau of Business Engagement Team at 3184 1516 or email to rps@foe.org.hk
Reduced 11% Waste at Schools - Municipal Solid Waste Audit and Waste Reduction at School Scheme
FoE(HK) conducted waste audit in eight primary schools. The waste audit result of December 2018 and January 2019 showed an average reduction of 11 percent in the waste produced per school which is higher than the 5% expected outcome. Hopefully the schools can keep it up and incorporate "Use Less, Waste Less” into their daily practice. 

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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 visits our website. 

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