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Kadoorie Farm Food Waste Recovery Workshop 2020

1 Feb

There is a growing volume of waste generation in Hong Kong and public concern on related issues is escalating. Given food waste is the major constituent of municipal solid waste in Hong Kong, both its reduction and recovery are important in addressing the overall challenges of waste management. This course will guide participants to learn different technologies for recovering household food waste to planting resource, as well as exploring ways to reduce food waste at sources.

Content:
– The principles of compost-making and application;
– Identifying food waste that is suitable for compost-making;
– An introduction of different methods for recovering household food waste, which includes compost-bin design, bokashi composting, garbage enzyme making and criteria for selecting composting machines;
– Application of food waste compost and garbage enzyme; and
– Ways to reduce food waste at the source

Course size: 23 persons (first come first served)

Language: Cantonese

Date: Saturday, 6 June 2020

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Place: Kadoorie Farm

Price: $420 (including vegetarian lunch)

To register please follow this link to the Kadoorie Farm website.

For enquiries please contact the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department at (852) 2483 7161 or sla@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm: 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.

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!

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.

Redress is recruiting an Executive Director

22 Nov

Here’s an opportunity to make a real difference!

Redress is a pioneering HK-based NGO working to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through their dynamic programmes they work directly with the next generation of fashion designers, industry professionals and consumers in order to reduce textile waste, minimise water and energy consumption and ultimately create a new circular economy for fashion.

The Executive Director will lead a dynamic, enthusiastic, multi-national team based in Hong Kong and Europe. The successful candidate will join at a pivotal stage in Redress’ 13-year history, being part of the leadership team that seeks to refine organisational strategies and expand core programmes to effectively tackle the environmental crisis caused by the fashion industry. The successful candidate will benefit from seeing their professional experience put to meaningful use, and will suit a person who is passionate about the environment as well as creating a more sustainable fashion industry.

For full job description, please follow this link.

Interested parties should send their CV, together with a covering letter and salary expectation to anneleise@redress.com.hk

Join Sort-a-thon and sort through Second-hand Clothing with Redress – 21 Nov

2 Nov


Did you know, every day Hongkongers throw 370 tonnes of textiles into landfill, most of which is recyclable? Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

On 21 and 22 November, Redress is running an exciting mass-clothes-sorting event aiming to sort through all of the clothing collected in the Get Redressed Clothing Drive (forecasted as over 10 tonnes) in just 24 hours, with the help of 30 teams of corporate and community volunteers.

HandsOn Hong Kong is recruiting volunteers to form a community team of 10-15 people for the 1pm – 5pm session on Thursday 21 November. You will be volunteering with up to 4 other teams.

What will volunteers be doing?
Volunteers will be sorting through clothing donations and directing them for resale, reuse by our 20+ local charity partners, up-cycling and recycling, depending on the type and quality of the clothing.

Date: Thursday, 21 November

Time: 1-5pm

Place: 16/F Berkshire House, Taikoo Place

Register: If you are interested in signing up, please follow this link to HandsOn.

About Redress: Redress is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s water, chemical and carbon footprints. Redress programmes work to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste now and in the future, as well as creating systems and partnerships that generate and showcase value in existing waste.

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.

Bread Rescue Wednesdays!

10 Oct


Each day, so much food goes to waste. This weekly volunteer project helps save bread from our landfills and feed the disadvantaged.

Every Wednesday evening, volunteers collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to Waste Free Hong Kong’s collection point at the People’s Service Centre. The bread is then redistributed by their partner organisations to those in need in the community.

Date: Every Wednesday

How can I join the bread rescue team?: Click the Register button on EventBrite by following this link, select the date of your choice and enter your contact details.

1 day before the Bread Rescue WFHK will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and include the store address, telephone number and pick-up time.

On bread rescue night: Call your stores 1 HOUR before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give WFHK a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at or just before closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your collection ticket to the store staff.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the breads CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre.

Where is the drop off point?: The People’s Service Centre is located at Unit 206-208, Podium Floor, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Kowloon

When will I receive my collection ticket?: Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bread Rescue.

What if I have a problem on the night?: If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if the item has sold out or you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?: All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let WFHK know.

What is the arrangement under typhoons and rainstorms?: The Bread Rescue will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it will continue as normal.

For more information
Call: 6360 5054
Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com

About Waste Free HK: Established in 2018, Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.