Archive | March, 2012

The Conservancy Association

31 Mar

Founded in 1968, The Conservancy Association is the non-government environmental organisation with the longest history in Hong Kong. As a champion of sustainable development, they are dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.

Since the establishment of the Association, they have been devoted to monitoring government environmental policies and promoting environmental education. Major works include:
1. being a constructive pressure group monitoring government policies on environmental protection and facilitating the formulation of environmental policies;
2. being a supporter and facilitator to other community groups or organizations in the planning and organizing activities to promote environmental protection. Advice and information will be provided; and
3. organizing various kinds of environmental activities to promote environmental protection.

Their Mission: To enhance the quality of life of both this and future generations, and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities. The Conservancy Association achieves this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation.

Volunteering: The Conservancy Association organizes various activities each month and we need volunteers to help us out. Positions include:
– Clerical work (e.g. drafting letters/circulars)
– Fund raising(e.g. flag/raffle selling)
– Green activities (planning/organizing/operating)
– I.T. support(e.g. data processing)
– Recruit more volunteer(especially for big functions)
– Art work(e.g. web page/poster design)
For more information, please visit their website.

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WWF Earth Hour 2012

19 Mar

Here’s a fun way to stop climate change: join Earth Hour 2012 – just switch off the lights for an hour. In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour. But it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change. And with the power of social networks behind the Earth Hour message, the aim is to attract even more participation so we can build a truly global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet.

© WWF-Hong Kong

This year’s ‘Lights Out’ event for Earth Hour 2012, will take place at 8:30pm on Saturday, 31 March. To help you get in the mood either alone, in your office, or with friends, WWF-Hong Kong has prepared a variety of fun activities and items to help you live a sustainable lifestyle every day.

© Chocolate Rain / WWF - Hong Kong

An example is this QR code. To sign up, simply scan into your smart phones. Each person who registers this way will receive a special edition Chocolate Rain X Earth Hour wallpaper and have the Earth Hour date and time marked on their calendar. For other challenges and competitions, please visit the WWF-Hong Kong website.

Date: 31 March
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Anywhere

About WWF-Hong Kong:
WWF is a leading global conservation organisation, with a global network active in more than 100 countries.

WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF was founded in 1961 with headquarters based in Switzerland. Operating for nearly fifty years, WWF has forged unprecedented global partnerships with governments, other NGOs and the private sector, and has inspired individuals to take action and make a difference.

WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes.

Volunteering: Volunteering for WWF is a great way to get personally involved in local conservation and for experience working in environmental protection. WWF welcomes volunteers at a range of levels, from office assistance to fundraising and even field work at sites such as Mai Po in Hong Kong. Visit their website for more information, to fill out an online form, download their volunteer form or email WWF-Hong Kong.