Archive | January, 2020

The Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day – 8 Feb

28 Jan

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. Volunteers donate a range of talents and skills to promote sustainable living and assist our daily operation. Green Hub hopes that they can both enjoy and learn from their volunteer experience at Green Hub.

Volunteer 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 a sustainable lifestyle
Interested in nature and heritage conservation
Good presentation and communication skills
Able to speak fluent Cantonese, basic English and Mandarin
Able to attend Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day are preferred.

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.

Price:

Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020

Time: 2-4pm

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

Language: Cantonese

How to apply: Please refer to Chinese Version.

Please contact ghprog@kfbg.org for further questions or information.

About Green Hub: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) was selected by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2010 to transform the heritage site, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, into a “Green Hub for Sustainable Living” under Batch II of the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” (Revitalisation Scheme).

The Green Hub has reimagined the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 listed historic building built in 1899, to demonstrate how we can live sustainably while at the same time respecting nature and respecting each other.

Visitors are invited to enjoy Green Hub’s locally-sourced, healthy food; join one of Green Hub’s transformative educational courses; learn about community events; engage with a network of community members who care about living lightly on our planet; and experience the beauty of this tranquil heritage site.

The Green Hub offers solutions to the challenges facing us in finding harmony with the natural world. Such challenges include the widespread disconnection between people and nature, over-population, an economic order that demands limitless growth, and over-exploits biodiversity and resources, causing the collapse of ecosystems, runaway climate change, and endangers our food security.

Green Hub’s role is to “help people help themselves” by seeking a lifestyle in tune with nature and with their local community, and for us all to lead lower-carbon lives.

Volunteer with Youth Diabetes Action

24 Jan

Living with diabetes can be a financial strain, particularly in low-income families—four blood tests and four insulin injections are required daily. Support Youth Diabetes Action to ensure no child gets left behind because of this illness.

Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) is a charity established in 2001, dedicated to supporting children and adolescents with diabetes and their families in Hong Kong.

Services:
Education and Community
– Diabetes seminars and workshops
– Diabetes School Care Plan
– Hong Kong Childhood Diabetes Registry
– Blue November
– Advocating for children with diabetes
YDA Today

Financial and Medical Support
– Financial Assistance Programme
– Flame of Hope Scholarship

Care Support (This project is supported by The Community Chest)
– Mentoring
– Parent Sharing
– Children and Youth Programmes
– Family Events

Volunteer: YDA is always in need of reliable volunteers to help with general operation and administration, as well as with different occasions like member activities and fundraising events. An example of a fun member activity is the upcoming Cartoon Rice Dumpling making workshop on 18 January.

To register as a volunteer, download the registration form here

For more information please email support@yda.org.hk

New Year Beach Cleanup! 26 Jan

20 Jan


Join Green Hour for their first clean up drive of 2020, the first in the Year of the Rat in Sham Tseng. There will be plenty of fun with music, games and more!

Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

Time: 10am-3pm

Place: Sham Tseng
18 Castle Peak Road (Tsing Lung Tau)
Opposite Sea Crest Villa Phase 3

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

About Green Hour: Green Hour is a local organisation dedicated to fighting the war against waste in Hong Kong through several initiatives. Through bread run programmes, Green Hour works to fight food waste whilst giving back to those in our community in need, running cleanup events across Hong Kong to raise awareness as well as workshops that are not just only informative, but also fun!

International Women’s Day 2020 Gala Lunch

16 Jan

International Women's Day 2020 Gala Lunch banner
Please join The Women’s Foundation in celebration of International Women’s Day as they reaffirm their commitment to build a gender-balanced world.

The lunch will welcome industry-leading guest speakers and speeches from their TWF programme participants. An audience of 500 senior corporate executives, academics, media representatives, leaders of corporate women’s networks, government leaders, and diversity champions are expected.

Limited spaces are available. Seats are not guaranteed until advance payment is received. Individual tickets cannot be refunded but can be transferred.

Please kindly note Eventbrite is only for individual ticket purchase. For table/corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Virginia.Li@twfhk.org.

Date: Monday, 12 March 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway

Price:
Early bird (before 17 January) – $1,900
Full price – $2,300
To register for this event, please follow this link to Eventbrite

About The Women’s Foundation: The Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong. The Women’s Foundation aspires to conduct ground-breaking research, to run innovative and impactful community programmes, and they engage in education and advocacy in the pursuit of three main goals:
– Challenging gender stereotypes
– Empowering women in poverty
– Advancing women leaders

Plastic Free Seas Volunteer Recruitment

12 Jan


Do you want to help save the ocean and the marine animals? Are you passionate about reducing our plastic consumption here in HK?

Plastic Free Seas is recruiting volunteers who want help lead beach cleanups and/or to get involved in their community outreach. English speaking and bilingual (English/Cantonese) volunteers who are available on weekdays and maybe weekends are welcome. Plastic Free Seas will be conducting 2 one-day training sessions this month. The morning session will be held at their office in Sheung Wan, and after lunch you will head to a beach (location yet to be determined) for on-site training. Plastic Free Seas is looking for both adults and teenager volunteers. Minimum age is 15.

Rundown of the day:
10:30am – 12:30pm (in office training)
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Please bring your own lunch, no single-use plastic packaging please)
1:00pm – 3:30pm (Beach training)

Further information on what to wear and bring will be shared by email.

Join Plastic Free Seas! Be part of the local solution for this global problem!

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Mimi at mimi@plasticfreeseas.org

Date:
Training session #1: Friday, January 17, 2020
Training session #2: Thursday, January 23, 2020
(Both sessions will be conducted in English)
Please indicate the date you would like to attend.

Time: 10:30am– 3:30pm

Place: 21/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre
23-29 Wing Wo St.
Sheung Wan (MTR Exit E2)

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

World Vision Charity Walk with Love 1 Feb

9 Jan


Deprived of food, out of school, child marriage, these are the adversities that many children in Afghanistan face. As we embrace a new year of hope, let’s spend a morning with our friends and colleagues, walk together and raise funds to help children and families in Afghanistan in need.

Funds raised from Charity Walk with Love will support World Vision to provide livelihood assistance, child protection and healthcare in Afghanistan, with the aim to assist children and families who have lost their livelihoods and homes due to adverse environmental conditions. Your generosity will help rebuild their lives, restore their health and rekindle hope.

HK$1,000 can subsidise pharmaceutical supplies to Mobile Health Teams
HK$500 can support a facilitator a month’s salary, to provide assistance for caregivers of children
HK$200 can provide vegetable seeds and farming tools for a household

Remarks:
This is a charity walk event, which is not recommended for people with mobility disabilities.
– Participants aged below 18 must obtain consent from a parent/guardian to participate in the event. Children aged 12 or below must be accompanied by an adult.
– Each participant will be awarded a certificate at the venue after the event.
– For individuals and families, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers; for organisations and groups, awards will be given to the top three fundraisers and the organisation/group with the highest number of participants. Registered companies, institutions, schools and churches are classified as ‘organisations and groups’, and the rest are classified as ‘individuals and families’. The cut-off date for all awards is 13 January 2020.
– The Organisers will make every effort to hold the event as scheduled. If the event is eventually cancelled due to bad weather or safety concerns, participants are encouraged to continue their support for World Vision‘s development projects in Afghanistan. If participants would like to request for a refund of their donations, please send an email to hotline@worldvision.org.hk or contact World Vision’s Donor Services Team on 2394 2394.

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020

Time: 10am-1pm

Place: The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club

Price: Minimum Fundraising Amount
Adults (Above 12): $300 / person
Children (Under 12): $200 / person

To register, please follow this link

Enrolment Deadline: 13 January 2020 (Monday)

Participants are advised to use the free shuttle bus service between The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club and Tseung Kwan O MTR station. Limited parking space at the venue will be allocated according to the submission time of the minimum fundraising amount.

About World Vision: World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

2020 WWF Big Bird Race

5 Jan


Big Bird Race is WWF-Hong Kong’s longest-running birdwatchers event. Generating strong enthusiasm locally and from overseas, the event has grown in the last three decades, attracting teams that will vie to spot the most species in 12 hours. For novice birdwatchers, WWF-Hong Kong has a secondary-school race (for Trainee teams) to give young participants a chance to learn more about birds and birdwatching through a full-day training course and participate in the Big Bird Race. Funds raised by teams directly contribute to the habitat management of Mai Po Nature Reserve, to give birds and other wildlife a better home. Stay tuned for the race arrangements.

Youth Team Race
Alongside the annual professional race, WWF-Hong Kong launched a new race for secondary-school students last year with a full-day training course provided prior to the 4.5 hour race. The secondary school race aims to help young participants learn more about nature in a practical and engaging way, while grooming the next generation of bird-lovers to take part in the conservation of Mai Po Nature Reserve. This race also aims to emphasise the importance of securing the management of Mai Po Nature Reserve. The second edition of the Youth Team Race rides on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. Results from this race will contribute to the data analysis of the Mai Po Nature Reserve management. Click here for Race Arrangements.

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Registration close for Secondary School Race – 17 January
Registration close for Professional Race – 31 January

Time: 6am – 6pm

Place: Geographically, teams may start anywhere in Hong Kong but must end at Island House to submit their log books.

Price:
Minimum team donation: HK$6,500
*Each team will be made up of four members, including a team captain. Teams may be accompanied by one extra non-bird-watching recorder.

About WWF-Hong Kong: Found in 1961, WWF (then known as the World Wildlife Fund) was registered as a charity in Switzerland with the aim of conserving wildlife and habitats. In the years to come, WWF has broadened this focus to the wider implications of man’s activities on the environment.

WWF establishes office in Hong Kong in 1981, with a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.