Monthly Archives: June 2018

Herb Growing Workshop

Herb-growing not only brightens a place but our life. Herbs have wide culinary and remedy functions, and it has a key role to play in creating an easy-to-maintain edible landscape for city greening. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic knowledge and technique for growing annual and perennial herbs. The course includes a practical session to enrich the learning experience. The course will be conducted in Cantonese.

CONTENT
* Introduction to herbs that are adaptable to local climate
* Basic skills for herb growing and propagation.
* General use of herbs
* Culinary application of herbs

Group Size: Adult (Maximum of 25 participants)

Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Place: Green Hub – 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po

Language: Cantonese

Price: $400/person (The fee includes a low carbon vegetarian meal, two pots of herb seedling)

Please refer to Chinese Version (Application Deadline: 21 July 2018)

For further information please call 2996 2838 or email: ghprog@kfbg.org

About Green Hub : The aim of the Green Hub is to transform the Old Tai Po Police Station into an influential landmark for Hong Kong and the region to promote sustainable living and integrated conservation by:
* adopting an integrated approach to conserve the historic and architectural values, the heritage trees, and the egretry of ecological importance;
* serving as a centre for developing, teaching and promoting simple, affordable and meaningful initiatives for ecologically-responsible and low-carbon living; and
* promoting a range of training and educational programmes to help people understand and tackle the most pressing ecological and social concerns of modern life.

Solerìco Pub Quiz Fundraiser

Come join Solerico on July 18th for their very first fundraiser and help disadvantaged communities across the world have access to renewable energy.

Join Solerico for a fun night of pub quizzing, eating, and fundraising. Solerico will provide prizes for the top 3 teams and will be holding a silent auction.

Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Time: 7-10pm

Place: Little Creatures Brewing Hong Kong, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town

Price:
HKD 400 per individual.
HKD 2000 for a team of 6.
Price includes dinner, a drink and the quiz.

All proceeds for the evening will go directly to Solerico. To buy your tickets, please follow this link to Eventbrite.

About Solerico: Solerico’s mission, with your help, is to promote and invest in green technologies, bridging the gap between communities with energy needs and the governments, corporations, communities, and individuals who want to cut out fossil fuels and make a change in the world… For more information on what Solerico does, click here.

The Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day


Volunteers at the Green Hub, enrich and enhance the life of Green Hub and play a vital role in supporting a wide range of sustainable living educational programmes and conservation work. Volunteers are a valued and integral part of Green Hub. Green Hub’s volunteers donate a range of talents and skills to promote sustainable living and assist their daily operation. Green Hub hopes that they can both enjoy and learn from their volunteer experience at Green Hub.

THE GREEN HUB VOLUNTEER INDUCTION DAY
The goal of the Induction Day is to provide an orientation for people who want to be a volunteer of the Green Hub. The Induction Day comprises an introduction about the Old Tai Po Police Station heritage revitalization project and its programmes and a guided walk of the Green Hub facilities. Participants will also have the opportunities to undertake sustainable living exercises to increase their own well-being and that of the community from a holistic perspective.

VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES
* Education programmes and activities
* Low carbon catering
* Co-op Market
* Gardening
* Visitor Centre

REQUIREMENT
* Hong Kong citizen aged at least 16 and under 65
* Appreciate sustainable lifestyle
* Interested in nature and heritage conservation
* Good presentation and communication skills
* Able to speak fluent Cantonese, basic English and Mandarin

Ability to attend Green Hub’s Volunteer Induction Day are preferred.

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018

Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm

Place: Green Hub, 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, Hong Kong

How to Apply: Please click here for online registration.

When filling in your application, please indicate “Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day” in the “Volunteer Job Requested”.

For further questions or information please email ghprog@kfbg.org

About Green Hub : The aim of the Green Hub is to transform the Old Tai Po Police Station into an influential landmark for Hong Kong and the region to promote sustainable living and integrated conservation by:
* adopting an integrated approach to conserve the historic and architectural values, the heritage trees, and the egretry of ecological importance;
* serving as a centre for developing, teaching and promoting simple, affordable and meaningful initiatives for ecologically-responsible and low-carbon living; and
* promoting a range of training and educational programmes to help people understand and tackle the most pressing ecological and social concerns of modern life.

Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Service

Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Service (HKSEDS) was established on January 11, 2012 as a registered non-profit organization in Hong Kong. Their main focus is breeding and training Seeing Eye Dogs in Hong Kong and provide the well-trained Seeing Eye Dogs to suitable visually impaired people for free. HKSEDS provides match training and follow up services to support visually impaired people. They also promote Seeing Eye Dog protection and prevent abandonment and mistreatment of the dogs after a match.

To localize and sustain Seeing Eye Dog Services in Hong Kong for visually impaired people, HKSEDS focuses on training local trainers to make this profession root in Hong Kong.

Through their services, they hope to enhance the atmosphere of social caring, and to nurture the concept of animal protection. Additionally, HKSEDS would like to empower Hong Kong people to pay more attention to socially vulnerable groups and understand the needs of the physically or mentally impaired communities.

What you can do to help: Volunteers play a vital role in a charity organization. If you agree with HKSEDS’ vision, join HKSEDS as a Puppy Walker. Puppy Walkers are volunteer families who commit to look after the Seeing Eye Dog puppy, aged from 2 months to around 1 year old, at their home. During this period of time, the puppy will acquire the basic training and socialization skill at the puppy walker’s home where it begins to experience care, love and the family life with human beings.

For information please follow this link and download the information sheet at the bottom of the page.

For more information please Email(services@seeingeyedog.org.hk) or Facebook (Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services).

Her Tie・Journey ・她 “Trapped” @ SSP Exhibition

Exhibition of Handmade products by underprivileged women and photos of the inadequate housing
Co-organizers: Society for Community Organization, Les Beatitudes

Hong Kong has 1.35 million people living in poverty and over 728,400 are women (54%). Many women are in a disadvantaged position, as they have to take care of their family and cannot work full time. In order to support women in need, SoCO has partnered with Les Beatitudes to provide training to over a hundred mothers on hand made bags and leather goods. They encourage men to support by donating their neckties as material to re-use and recycle, a ”HeForShe” project. Through the handmade arts and crafts, the story of the city is retold through interesting and uniquely Hong Kong heritage and transportation all via collage designs.

Tie.Journey.她’ is a special exhibition created by grassroots sewing mothers and local artists which depict Hong Kong local specialties. It also demonstrates how men and women can bond together and support each other on their life journey by simply sharing a necktie.

Date: 12/5/2018 to 1/7/2018

Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Sat /Sun), Others by appointment

Place: 1/F, 269 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po (close to Sham Shui Po railway station Exit C2)

Price: Free admission

For more information about the exhibition and related events, please visit their website

About Society for Community Organization: Society for Community Organization (SoCO) is a human rights pioneer in Hong Kong. SoCO firmly believes that everyone should be entitled to equal rights. Equal opportunity for participation and fair distribution of social resources is the foundation of human rights. In the face of the widening disparity between the rich and the poor, and the increasingly restrictive political arena, we stand firm in our crusade to establish an equal society and to build a strong power base for the people. We are motivated by a common dream, and that is: “Let us work hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder to build a caring, equal and just society“.

Animals Asia – Volunteer Orientation Day

Are you an animal lover?
Do you care about animal welfare and want to volunteer?
Come meet and mingle with Animals Asia staff and existing volunteers, and learn more about their mission/ volunteer opportunities.

*Snacks and drinks will be served.
*A small donation of $50 is encouraged.

Should you have any questions, please contact Cherry via ckam@animalsasia.org

Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm

Place: Room 1501, Tung Hip Commercial Building, 244-252 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan Hong Kong

Price: Free
To register please follow this link to Eventbrite

About Animals Asia: Founded in 1998, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. They work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, about 1,200 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross border export of “meat dogs” in Asia.

In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

HongKongers raise your voice – complete the online land supply survey

If you are following the news, you will know that the Government Task Force on Land Supply is running a survey to hear our opinions on the future of housing in Hong Kong. Read the SCMP article on the subject here.

HongKongers this is your chance to raise your voice and comment on future land supply use in Hong Kong. It’s about where we will live, how we will live, our quality of life. Your opinion matters. Complete the survey now by following this link.

The choices on offer may not be to your liking, there is however limited space at the end of the survey for you to submit your own suggestions.

Remember, this is about our future, your opinions matter.

World Oceans Day Community Cleanup on Lamma


HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY! #saveouroceans

Join Hong Kong Cleanup X Stella McCartney HK in keeping our oceafamily-friendly clean!

This is a family friendly educational day so bring your family and friends for this worthwhile event in one of the rarest and unique parts of Hong Kong.

Schedule for the day:
• Meet at Central Pier #4 10:00 am SHARP!
• Take 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan (left-hand side of the pier).
• 11:30am: Quick restroom break, then short 10-15 minute walk to Lo So Shing Sitting Area.
• 12:00pm: Arrive at Lo So Shing Sitting area, beach briefing, material distribution, data card download.
• 12:20pm: Cleanup activity begins, we will clean for 1- 1.5 hours
• 1:45pm: Snack, rest, complete Data Cards.
• 2:00 pm: Move trash to designated area
• 2:15pm: Group photo/ Award Ceremony/ Debrief, walk back to Sok Ku Wan Pier
• 2:35pm: Depart back to central

NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS:
• Please bring at least 2 liters of water in your reusable containers! Don’t forget sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat- it will be HOT. Please wear activewear and trainers for this event!
• Please ensure you bring sufficient snacks and water to last you for 3-4 hours of outdoor activity.
• Please take all safety precautions by wearing appropriate clothing/shoes and bringing any other necessary personal items.
• Intended participants should consider carefully whether they wish to take part in the event as no accident insurance will be provided. Therefore, in case of an accident, the organizer will not bear any legal liability.
• There are frequent ferries back to Central ferry pier from Sok Kwu Wan Pier should you wish to leave later (4:05PM & 5:35PM)

Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Place: Central Pier No.4 at 10am, Take 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan

Price: Free, to register, please follow this link to EventBrite

About Hong Kong Cleanup: Having engaged over 350,000 participants and cleaned up over 70 million pieces of trash, the Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge has firmly established itself as a well-loved and vital part of the Hong Kong event landscape. Yet 16 years of data and volunteer feedback have shown a need for even greater community engagement and action. Trash jeopardizes the health of the ocean, coastline, country parks, our economy, and people. It is everywhere – and is here to stay unless we change our habits.

Founded by Canadian environmentalist Lisa Christensen in 2000, the event started out as a simple grass root initiative – a 1-day beach cleanup event. Lisa and her team have scaled participation in the event on average 65% per year, and it is now widely recognized as the largest environmental event in the region, with The Cleanup Challenge running year-long.

The Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge is not only an event, it is a year-long education platform that works with communities, schools, government, and businesses to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainability every day of the year. The annual Cleanup Challenge, from January 1st through December 1st, is open to the general public (register here).

Throughout the year, they also organize managed cleanup events for corporations wishing to plan a meaningful, educational team-building day out with their employees. For more information on managed staff engagement events, click here.

For more information regarding Hong Kong Cleanup, please email info@hkcleanup.org