Archive | June, 2019

Upcycled Tray Making Workshop with Eco Marine & Ril Creed

30 Jun

How can we upcycle excess leather from fashion industry waste to create new handmade items?

In this workshop @Ril Creed you will use leather offcuts to make a small tray

Design and make paper template
Cut leather
Assemble item and add decorative details if desired

Create a useable template
Use leather tools appropriately and safely
Learn how to differentiate types of leather

Workshop Schedule: Friday, 5 July 2019

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
INTRO: Who we are and workshop purpose, share main handbag making steps and why we have the materials we are using today

7:45 PM – 7:55 PM
SHOW & TELL: Show tools and what they will be used for, how to use

7:55 PM – 8:45 PM
MAKE TEMPLATE & CUT LEATHER: Assemble paper mock-up. When they are happy with prototype, use paper template and trace on

8:45 PM – 8:55 PM
SHARING: Final DIY product & handbag making process at RIL CREED factory

Place: Ril Creed, Fashion Walk Shop 7B, 1/F, 11-19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay

Price: $200 deposit
A refundable deposit of HKD200 is required by Wednesday, 03JUL2019, fully redeemable with RIL CREED products, donation to Eco Marine or future workshops.
To register and pay the deposit, please follow this link.

About Eco Marine: Eco Marine envisions a society where nature and modern urban life thrive.
Their mission is to inspire greater appreciation and guardianship of nature
and to catalyse action for integrating this mindset into all aspects of contemporary urban life.

Junk Trip Beach Clean UP – 30 June

26 Jun

Excited to announce a Clean Up the Junk-Boat initiative on Sunday, June 30th. Take the day, bring the kids (over 4 please) and help clean up a beach. Enjoy breakfast beforehand and a scrumptious brunch buffet afterward.

Scrumptious morning spread will be laid out whilst cruising to your beach destination along with gourmet coffee and teas.

A delicious post-cleanup grazing brunch will be served – a just reward for all your hard work!

Tickets are discounted for this worthy cause.

Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019

Time: 10am – 5pm. Please assemble by 9.30am

Place: Central Pier 10. Look for the staff with the Lazydays sign.

Adults – HK$550
Child under 12 – HK$250
To book, please follow this link to Lazydays’ website

NB: To stay hydrated on the beach, please bring your own reusable water bottles – preferably no single-use plastic! If you forget, reusable bottles will be available for purchase on board.

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is led by a small team of passionate and focused individuals committed to reducing the scourge of plastic pollution in Hong Kong.

Their mission is to have clean beaches in Hong Kong. The way they aim to achieve this is through:
* Education and awareness in schools of our local issues in context to the global plastic pollution problem
* Corporate events to encourage participation & understanding
* Action campaigns at individual, community & government level
* Engaging in and fostering programs to better define and understand the impact of plastic in our marine environment.

Hoi Ha Wan Festival 13-14 Jul

22 Jun

Where can I find a coral reef in Hong Kong?

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is one of the first marine parks in Hong Kong, it has more than 60 coral and 120 fish species. On 13-14 July this year, come and explore Hong Kong’s marine life in WWF Hong Kong‘s glass-bottomed boat at the center. You can also enjoy a screening of A Plastic Ocean, a documentary about the perils of plastic in our oceans and talks from our WWF-Hong Kong experts. Come and enjoy a marine weekend with your family!

Date: 13 – 14 July,2019

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Jockey Club HSBC WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre
For directions to get there, please follow this link

Price: $150-$180

To register please follow this link

For enquiries and for more information, please email or call their service hotline at 2161 9631.

About WWF: WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF is currently carrying out more than 1,300 conservation projects around the planet – from small-scale local conservation projects to large-scale species protection projects which span all continents.

Their goal is to build a future in which humans can live in harmony with nature.

Comedy Without Borders

18 Jun

This World Refugee Day (20 June) – harness the power of comedy, music and food! This event is curated with members of the refugee community who are bringing a truly unique and memorable event to you on 22 June at Social Room. Expect comedic turns with Afrobeats and Hip-hop acts, wearable art and food prepared by Table of Two Cities chefs.


Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019

Time: 7-10pm

Place: Social Room, 3/F Won Hing Building, 74-78, Stanley St, Central

Price: Online tickets are HKD200 and include 1 standard drink, canapés and a night of entertainment for a good cause. Tickets at the door are HKD250.

To register online, please follow this link to EventBrite

About Table of Two Cities: Table of Two Cities is a grassroots organisation to document stories from the refugee community in Hong Kong, through the medium of food.

“Food. Wanted, Not Wasted” Volunteer Info Session

14 Jun

Hong Kong’s 3 landfills will be full by 2020 and yet every day we throw away 3,600 tons of food. At the same time, 1 in 5 people are living in poverty struggling to meet their basic food needs. This includes 1 in 3 seniors and 1 in 5 children.

Feeding Hong Kong was established to readdress this balance – to reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. They do this by providing a B2B logistics service, which links companies with surplus food to charities feeding those in need.

Volunteer support is critical to their daily operations and over 150 volunteers help Feeding Hong Kong each week to reduce food waste and feed frontline charities. But with more helping hands, they can do even more!

COME JOIN their CEO Gabrielle Kirstein and Volunteer & Education Coordinator Peggy Lam on 18 June to find out more about how you can get involved and help feed people, not landfills.

Feel free to contact Feeding Hong Kong at 2205 6811 or email if you have any questions about this event.

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Place: WeWork, 5353 Jaffe Road, 20 Floor

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

First 2019 Beer for Books

12 Jun

Room to Read HK Chapter is pleased to announce their first 2019 Beer for Books on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Alto Bar and Grill from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please come and join Room to Read HK Chapter for a libation to celebrate World Refugee Day and their first Room to Read HK Chapter Beer for Books in 2019.

*$10 of every drink purchased (from their regular menu) will be donated to Room to Read HK to print 1 local language book.

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Place: Alto Bar and Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

About Room to Read: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

The vision of the Hong Kong Chapter is to share the work of Room to Read with Hong Kong residents and businesses. They support Room to Read’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and will focus their goals to help provide access to education to millions of children.
Volunteering with the Hong Kong Chapter is not only a great way to help further Room to Read’s mission but also an opportunity to develop new skills and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Kai Tak Plog – 14 Jun

10 Jun

Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.

Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late.

Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free HK’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

You will be plogging for approximately two hours. Meet at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre, running around 8km, followed by a short group discussion.

Reusable bags and gloves will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own.

HK Ploggers will adjust the route or the event venue according to the on-site situation and environment.

Disclaimer :
Participating in a plog, whether in the countryside or a busy urban area, could potentially lead to injury. HK Ploggers are not responsible for any injuries cause during runs, and individuals are responsible for themselves. If you have any underlying medical conditions, please make them known before the plog. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you engage in any exercise program, and plogging is no different.

For the full disclaimer, please visit the post on EventBrite

Date: Friday, 14 June 2019

Time: 7-10pm

Place: Kowloon Bay Sports Centre

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

About Waste Free HK: Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack’ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.