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  1. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... participants will be taught tree-planting skills and how to protect seedlings. It hopes that 400 volunteers can help plant 10,000 seedlings and raise funds for environmental projects. Last year, more ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) ...

  2. Environmental watchdogs hungry for action

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... any environmental NGOs. But the situation has dramatically changed since China began lobbying to host the Games, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers now working to protect ... on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Mr Lu spent almost a fortnight at the plateau, distributing environmental protection handbooks, observing and documenting wildlife, and taking part in patrols to protect fauna ...

  3. Tsunami tragedy galvanises action on environmental issues

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... investment in protecting the environment and taking part in related causes. Bill Kentrup, director of Noble Environmental Solutions, an arm of the Hong Kong-based Noble Group, which trades ... on the fragility of human life and the environment. It also acted as a reminder about the diverse responsibilities of the many professionals whose work involves monitoring and protecting the environment. ...

  4. Invitation to identify environmental baddies

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Detectives competition was launched last week to enhance students' civic-mindedness. The contest also aims to raise their awareness of the importance of environmental protection and help them ... in August. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr Lee said: 'We hope to promote public awareness of environmental protection through the JPC. As part of our mission, we are organising the first JPC ...

  5. Thrifty trio find innovative ways to address environmental concerns

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Scarlet Ma

    ... of the leading providers of systems solutions in Hong Kong, Objective Solutions joined a Wastewi$e Scheme operated by the Environmental Protection Department. Thirteen targets for reducing wastage were ... THOUGH THEY have fewer available resources, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can implement viable eco-business practices. By adopting simple measures, environmental quality can ...

  6. Environmental pledge has to be backed up with action

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and polluted water, and many more have to breathe filthy air every day. Mr Wen deserved the applause for making this one of his policy goals, because environmental pollution and deterioration have ... resources to tackle it. Despite its promises and efforts, the mainland has had a dismal record in protecting its environment, particularly its precious water resources. In 1994, the central ...

  7. Environmental budget to double over next 5 years

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... enough to make an improvement. According to the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), the budget has been projected to reach 1.37 billion yuan between 2006 and 2010, a sharp increase of 650 billion yuan over the previous five years. 'The budget hike was a result of the growing importance attached to environmental protection by the top leadership,' said Ren ...

  8. Environmental body becomes the mouse that roared

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Agency out to prove all firms, big and small, must obey green laws, says professor Recent regulatory actions have been aimed at transforming the State Environmental Protection ... environmental protection and were part of the government's struggle to improve its governance by implementing laws rigorously. 'The action is showing the public that no matter how large ...

  9. CLP's online game to promote environmental awareness

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... (CLP) has launched EnviroGame (www.clpgroup.com/EnviroGame/), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection. Participants have to answer the questions correctly ... eco-friendly concepts among the public. The company is using six animals- a frog, a bird, a butterfly, a cat, a dog and a monkey- to help promote its environmental initiatives. The animals will appear ...

  10. Mainland's environmental chief sacked over toxic chemical spill

    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing The central government yesterday sacked the mainland's top environmental official over a toxic chemical spill that polluted a major river, forced the shutdown of city water supplies in the northeastern provinces and strained ties with Russia. The State Council removed Xie Zhenhua as director of the cabinet-level State Environmental Protection ...




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