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  1. Carbon trading enters the classroom

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... known as a carbon offset, would be based on one tonne of carbon dioxide saved, and each credit would be sold for HK$250, he said. 'If your electricity bill is about HK$1,000... that's about one tonne.' Buyers of credits would pay to help offset their own carbon footprint, and their money would fund schools' energy-efficiency improvements and environmental projects. ...

  2. Students get green light

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... by the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA programme. The carbon-offset programme was developed by EMBA students and involved collecting donations that were used to purchase carbon credits for a hydroelectric project ... Richard Watt The impact that organisations have on the environment has become a hot topic for businesses around the globe. Efforts to offset large carbon footprints and reduce emissions ...

  3. Baptist University to spend HK$8m to trim campus' carbon footprint

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... with creative measures to reduce the carbon footprint. For example, a student proposed that party organisers should refrain from using disposable cutlery and those who comply would receive subsidies ... setting up a consortium to reduce carbon emissions from campuses. 'Such joint university consortiums are common in the US. Hong Kong lags behind Europe and America in implementing green ...

  4. Keeping a close eye on carbon emissions

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui A Carbon Audit Project conducted earlier this month has given secondary school students a better understanding of environmental protection. They have learned ... was organised by property developer Sino Group, one of 109 'green partners' that have joined a campaign launched by the Environmental Protection Department to monitor carbon emissions. ...

  5. Students need to dump credit cards

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... After reading an article about students being caught in credit card traps, it made me wonder who is most responsible for this. I think it is more the fault of university students ... their children how to use their money wisely. With some assistance, I think students would be mature enough to resist the attraction of credit cards. Also, they should realise that they are not really ...

  6. Student credit data handover rejected

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The privacy commissioner has rejected a government proposal to hand over credit histories of students who fail to repay government loans to a credit reference agency. Allan Chiang Yam-wang warned this action could prompt other government units and private companies to press for similar rights to check people's credit histories. 'I fear ...

  7. School debenture prices on rise again

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron When prices for international school debentures reached HK$3 million they were called crazy. Two years on, the cost of securing a scarce place in one of the city's elite centres of learning has soared to as much as HK$3.7 million. And risin ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jumped out at me in the report ('Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint', August 8). According to the Housing Department, a single housing block can save up to 8,400kg of carbon ... aim is to reduce carbon emissions, and not simply to grandstand with pilot renewables projects, then why not simply plant more trees? That would be much cheaper and more efficient than ...

  9. Tackling student loans

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The student loans agency is planning to restrict the amount of money that students receive, lower interest rates and extend the repayment period to try to sort out the problem of people not paying back loans. The Student Financial Assistance Ag ...

  10. Don't coddle students who default on loans

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government departments should shame these irresponsible so-called elite of Hong Kong by prosecuting each one of them. The student-loan agency should also share the credit data of these graduates with other credit agencies so that all banks, and perhaps their prospective employers, would know how selfish they are. The agency's current proposals are a non-starter. They will only worsen ...




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