Offices to cut carbon

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 April, 2009, 12:00am

Some of Hong Kong's offices are finally starting to take responsibility for their actions.

At least 63 companies will participate in Hong Kong's first city-wide, corporate carbon-cutting exercise, called the Hong Kong Carbon Reduction Campaign.

Organised by the Climate Group and HSBC, the campaign aims to reduce carbon emissions by 9,900 tonnes by March 2010.

Five thousand employees will be trained on how to reduce their carbon output, such as adjusting the thermostat, washing with warm water and replacing regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones.

Participants will receive 'eco-points' for their environmentally-aware initiatives. They will also get low-carbon rewards funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund.