Tag Archives: conservation

Volunteer Opportunity: WWF-HK Exhibition and Panda Shop Assistant

19 Nov


World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong’s leading conservation and environmental education organisations. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of the Sea for Future Exhibition and Panda Shop, as well as assist in organic farming

Please click here for more details and enrollment

If you are not an existing WWFHK volunteer, please fill in the volunteer application form for register first.

Please email volunteers@wwf.org.hk for enquiries.

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted its mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

GoEco go on eco ethical volunteer projects

3 Nov

GoEco is a leading eco-tourism company with a varied selection of affordable, ethical volunteer projects abroad. Their team is made up of experienced and passionate specialists who are eager to give you the voluntourism vacation of a lifetime!

GoEco acts as a gateway to over 150 extraordinary community, wildlife and environmental initiatives all over the world thanks to their great partnerships. GoEco providers are well-diversified, ranging from local community groups to renowned global organizations. All of GoEco‘s projects are carefully vetted to ensure every volunteer experience meets their standards and yours.

GoEco makes it their mission to help you make the most of your time abroad and that is why they start by getting to know you and your interests! GoEco provides you with all of the necessary information to help you make informed decisions about the project, the country and the time of year you want to go.

GoEco‘s goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

On top of the life-changing experiences you will undeniably have while vоluntееrіng abroad, you will also witness the most incredible sense of growth in yourself as a person all while ѕhаrіng ѕkіllѕ, extending your own abilities, рrоmоtіng іntеrnаtіоnаl understanding and building lifelong friendships. If you are the “sporty” type, sроrtѕ рrоgrаmѕ аrе an awesome way to stay fit and active all while giving back. You could play an active role through coaching soccer, bаѕkеtbаll, volleyball, tennis, wаtеr ѕроrtѕ аnd a host of other games, all while helping to engage children and adults for low socio-economic backgrounds, keeping them inspired and off the streets. Sроrtѕ bring people tоgеthеr and hеlр іn building ѕtrоng соmmunіtіеѕ, аѕ wеll as fostering healthy, hарру іndіvіduаlѕ асrоѕѕ bоrdеrѕ.

Vоluntееrіng аbrоаd undеrtаkеѕ services lосаllу, nаtіоnаllу and internationally to bring аbоut роѕіtіvе сhаngе іn роlісіеѕ аnd рrасtісеѕ. Sоmе vоluntееrіng рrоjесtѕ campaign for glоbаl juѕtісе tо raise аwаrеnеѕѕ оf іmроrtаnt dеvеlорmеnt issues.

Regardless of where your interests or passions lie – there are volunteering opportunities and structured ways to give back for every person, from every walk of life. Click here to see what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

Volunteer opportunity: Ghostnet Recovery South Lantau – 10 Nov

30 Oct

Join OceansAsia to do some good for the ocean. OceansAsia is heading out to recover ghost nets (abandoned fishing gear) that has accumulated along the rocky shorelines of South Lantau.

Several years back OceansAsia collected 4 tons in just a few hours. OceansAsia is aiming to do the same again.

Ghost Nets are a major issue for local marine wildlife. They are abandoned fishing nets that continue to kill for years after they were dumped.

Volunteers will be responsible for their own safety as OceansAsia will be operating on slippery rocks at low tide in hard to access areas. Must be able to swim, everyone must wear dive shoes or old trainers, wear gloves and be relatively fit.

Ghost nets are tangled in among the rocks just below the surface and you will be hauling them onto kayaks, cutting free any trapped wildlife that is still alive (the most rewarding part of the day) and then you transfer the nets to OceansAsia’s boat to be moved to a nearby beach. These will be collected later by Marine Department in the coming days.

Spaces limited on Amberjack leaving from Discovery Bay, however OceansAsia will be able to pick up people from Pui O beach and transfer to the location on Chi Ma Wan.

Any paddle clubs or people with their own boats welcome to join. If you are having a junk trip that day, why not drop by the bay and make the day even more rewarding.

This event is made possible with generous funding from the SunTrekker Event.

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 11am – 3pm

Place: Discovery Bay

If you are interested, please sign up on their Facebook page by following this link.

For enquiries please email gary@oceansasia.org

About OceansAsia: After decades of working in marine conservation, co-founders Gary Stokes and Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff combined their complementary skills to form OceansAsia in 2019. Gary, a professional photographer and diving instructor, previously served as the Director of Sea Shepherd Asia, and was the founder of Oceanic Love. He honed his skills as an investigator over the course of nearly two decades of investigating and exposing the shark fin industry.

Teale is a professional researcher and academic, whose work focuses on illegal fishing and the strategic use of law by non-state actors. Through his consultancy, The Idea Tree, he has consulted with numerous conservation organizations on a wide range of issues.

Their complementary skills combine to help deliver the intelligence-based conservation model of OceansAsia.

Hong Kong 24 Hour Race 2019

8 Oct


The 24 Hour Race is back in Hong Kong!

There is no better place to be this fall. Join in for hot music, mouth-watering food, games and entertainment, all the while taking part in fighting human trafficking.

On November 30, 2019, hundreds of high school students around Hong Kong gather for 24 hours on a mission to end slavery.

All you have to do is get a team of 8 together to run for 24 hours.

Worried about being hungry during the race? This year 25 Hour Race has teamed up with Antonin Catering to provide you all with a wide range of selections for lunch and dinner! You can select meals as “add ons” to your early bird ticket.

Get your tickets now!

Date: Saturday, 30 November – Sunday, 1 December 2019

Place: Lugard Road, The Peak

Price: $320 per person

For more information about food, to register etc. please follow this link to EventBrite

About 24 Hour Race: The 24 Hour Race is a global, student-led abolitionist movement.

24 Hour Race run 24 hours once a year to advocate for the millions of men, women and children locked in the chains of slavery today.

24 Hour Race raises millions of dollars to spearhead the fight against slavery, working with The Exodus Road, creating advocacy campaigns and spreading the 24 Hour Race movement globally.

24 Hour Race will not stop until every person is freed from slavery.

If you’d like to learn more about their abolitionist movement, impact strategy or anything else, reach out to 24 Hour Race at hello@24hourrace.org

The 25th Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Race

2 Oct


The race is held in memory of the Kadoorie brothers, Lord Lawrence and Sir Horace. The length of the course is 5.7 km, from the KFBG Lower Area (at 130m elevation), and rises steeply uphill along roads, through various beautiful sections of Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, finishing at the Kadoorie Brothers Memorial Pavilion (at 602m elevation). It is a challenging and rewarding uphill race.

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Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Place: Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po

Price: No entrance fee will be charged for the race. There will be a donation box at the registration counter and Kadoorie Farm hopes participants and the accompanying guests would donate HK$200 to support their Conservation and Education Programmes.

Please click this link for online registration.
For enquiries, please send e-mail to mr2019@kfbg.org or call Ms. Leung on 2483 7140 or Ms. Wong on 2483 7154.

About Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garde: Established in 1956 as a base for the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (K.A.A.A.), the KFBG site near Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known jewels. Nine kilometres of road wind their way up around organic farming terraces, theme gardens and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. A wide variety of educational displays, sustainability features and wildlife rescue facilities complement the extensively landscaped gardens with their cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls and picnic spots.

KFBG‘s three core programmes – Nature Conservation, Holistic Education and Sustainable Living – are constantly evolving as they address different aspects of the challenge to live in harmony with nature. In addition to the many on-site courses, workshops and special events that have been developed for the education and upliftment of visitors, KFBG’s activities extend throughout Hong Kong and into South China and other parts of the region.

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop

28 Sep

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop with Merlyn Chesterman

The mountain reveals the true self to one. Join printmaker-artist Merlyn Chesterman to explore the phenomenal nature wonders up on the hill, around the valley, the grass fields and the blossoms. Experiencing both sensuous and proficient ways to journal and compose the inspirations collected in the woods, we will create our own woodblock print with leveraged craftmanship, unfolding an artistic dialogue with Mother Nature.

Follow the lines: Returning to Nature” Woodblock Print Exhibition:
18th November to 31st December 2019
Participants are expected to be residential and participate fully in every session. Applicants wishing to attend only parts of the programme will not be accepted.

Workshop Language: English

Date:
3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop:
8th – 10th November, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Time:
8th November, 0900 to 2000
9th November, 0900 to 2130
10th November, 0900 to 1700

Place: The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Tai Po

Price:
Course Fee# HK$2,000 per person + Accommodation Fee#
#including lecture fee, vegetarian meals, outing arrangement and shuttle bus service between The Green Hub and visiting sites during the workshop
+Accommodation Fee will be charged separately. for more information please follow this link.

To register, please follow this link

For more information, please contact Ms. Carmen Lau at 2483 7276 or email to carmenlau@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garde: Established in 1956 as a base for the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (K.A.A.A.), the KFBG site near Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known jewels. Nine kilometres of road wind their way up around organic farming terraces, theme gardens and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. A wide variety of educational displays, sustainability features and wildlife rescue facilities complement the extensively landscaped gardens with their cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls and picnic spots.

KFBG‘s three core programmes – Nature Conservation, Holistic Education and Sustainable Living – are constantly evolving as they address different aspects of the challenge to live in harmony with nature. In addition to the many on-site courses, workshops and special events that have been developed for the education and upliftment of visitors, KFBG’s activities extend throughout Hong Kong and into South China and other parts of the region.

Science of Climate Change – 18 Sept

6 Sep


At long last, climate change is at the forefront of policy agendas and citizens’ minds around the world. From every crisis in the environment lies an opportunity to increase awareness, urgency and action across governments, businesses and communities.

Here in Hong Kong, with so many environmental obstacles being structural and systemic, it’s often hard to find a starting point. The good news? We actually have quite a few expert minds in this field who produce high-quality research and represent Hong Kong internationally in this ecosystem.

SUSTAINHK is delighted to invite Prof. Robert Gibson and John Sayer, two of Hong Kong’s most seasoned climate experts, to share their expertise on the Science of Climate Change as well as discuss the important concept of just transition in Hong Kong and beyond.

Robert and John will also share their experiences and takeaways from COP24 – the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which took place in December 2018 – and present their most important research findings ahead of the U.N. Climate Action Summit 2019 on September 23rd, which they will be attending.

You’ll be learning about the scientific concepts behind carbon capture technology and other ideas and solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; just transition and climate action links to the social SDGs; policy activism and youth action; and many more important topics.

Bring your passion, curiosity and resolve, and join SUSTAINHK on September 18th at Ucommune Sheung Wan for an inspiring and important conversation.

Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Time: 7 – 9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Place: Ucommune Sheung Wan, 11/F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan

Price: Free
To register please follow this link to EventBrite

About SUSTAINHK: SUSTAINHK is a platform focusing on industry-level conversations and exchanges, bringing together changemakers, influencers and the public to inspire awareness, dialogue and action.

SUSTAINHK is powered by the Hong Kong hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.