講座及體驗活動 TALKS AND TOURS

Stories Behind Lighting – from Energy Consumption to Urban Development

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Talk:
Behind Light – Still Wasting Energy?


Nowadays in Hong Kong, the four seasons are becoming more and more ambiguous. Instead, our city’s temperature goes up and down like a roller coaster and there is an endless rainy season. All these reflect an unknowing change of climate. Energy saving is regarded as the Fifth Energy which is the swiftest, the most efficient and economical way to address the challenges of climate change and air pollution. By sharing stories behind the use of lighting in Hong Kong, our talks and workshops encourage participants to rethink the effects of overusing energy. Through understanding, we drive actions to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and fight climate change. We shall also rethink the motive behind supporting the ferocious external lighting of our city.

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Experiential Tour:
Walking in the City Lights

On 1 April 2016, HKSAR Government launched the Charter on External Lighting to encourage the reduction of light pollution. Is the overuse of lighting putting a shame on our Pearl of the Orient? What is good lighting and bad lighting? Let’s walk around Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok, the miniature of the story of lightings in Hong Kong, to find out. The tour is suitable for all walks of life including families.

Target : 8 years old or above
No. of Participants: 20
Duration: 1.5hrs (7:30pm - 9:00pm)

Introducing the Seven Brothers of Plastic

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Talk:
Seven Brothers of Plastic

From the birth of plastic, we will take you through the lifetime journey of this material of unparalleled versatility. No doubt, plastic brings us lots of convenience, but at the same time it has also become one of the top three municipal solid wastes in terms of weight. The people of Hong Kong are living in a plastic world, throwing away more than five million plastic bottles every day, not to mention the micro-plastic beads and BPA which enter the food chain. All these threaten our public health and destroy our ecological environment. This talk will show you another face of plastic and the headache it brings to our modern lives. Together, we shall also explore solutions in lively ways.

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Experiential Tour:
Finding the seven brothers of plastic

Plastic is indeed a big family with seven brothers. Some have higher values while others worth less or even contain toxin. Together, they take up 20% of Hong Kong’s daily waste disposal. We know plastic is recyclable, but we worry whether plastic has really been recycled when we throw it into a recycling bin. During this experiential tour, we shall visit a plastic recycling plant and get to know the seven brothers one by one. We shall also learn how we interact with plastic through stories and hands-on sorting exercises.


Target : 10 years old or above
No. of Participants: 20 – 40
Duration: Half Day

Green Life

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Talk:
My Green Life

In face of global climate change and the exhaustion of resources, there is an increasingly urgent need for everyone on earth to live a greener life. The Green Earth will explore green living in different aspects of life including clothing, food, living and transportation. Let’s share practical tips that are good to ourselves and our mother earth.

Other Talks & Experiential Tours:

1. Not Waste, but Resources!
Despite the common knowledge that landfills in Hong Kong are nearly full, over 9,700 tonnes of waste is still dumped there every day. But wait, what is the “waste”? Is it avoidable? For the waste which is lucky enough to be recycled, where will it end up? Let’s crack these questions one by one.


2. Save Food for Good Fortune

In 2014, the daily disposal of food waste in Hong Kong was over 3,600 tonnes, adding up to about 1 million tonnes in a year. That is the same weight of 70,000 double-decked buses. This figure is astonishing and can be cut right from our dinner table. Our discussion will include ways to reduce and reuse food waste. Environmental enzyme DIY workshop can also be conducted on request.

Experiential Education Activities:

3. Waste Hunting in the Wild
While more and more people like to visit the countryside, there is a growing volume of trash being collected from the nature. A recent survey showed that the amount of trash at country parks reached 3,800 tonnes in 2014 - 2015. In view of this, we will organize country park clean-up activities to recover the beauty of nature and to analyze the waste collected, which will give us a good reflection of our living habits.

Target: 10 years old or above
No. of participants: 20 – 40
Duration: Half Day

4. Eco-visit to environmental related facilities
Where is the destination of trash? How are recyclables being dealt with? Let’s trace where they end up after we dump them! The eco-visit is designed to bring you to different environmental related facilities and satisfy your curiosity. We shall also rethink whether the current environmental policies are sufficient in tackling the serious waste problem in Hong Kong.

Target:
No. of participants: 20 – 40
Duration: Half Day

Fee for the activities:

 

The fee, inclusive of tutor fee, insurance and materials for the activities, is calculated per talk, workshop and eco-visit. Additional fee will be charged if transportation arrangement for outdoor activities is needed.

 

Remarks: Some outdoor activities are less desirable during the hot months. Please contact us for discussion.

 

Inquiries:
Jessie Leung/ Emma Leung
(852)3708 8380
info@greenearth-hk.org