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  1. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    Friends of the Earth looks inwards as strife among members deepens

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Friends of the Earth chairman vows a review of its constitution in the wake of internal criticism over how the governors are elected Board election ... Robert Young Man-kin, outgoing chairman of Friends of the Earth, sought to ease the internal strife yesterday after the board admitted two new governors in what members described as a hastily ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Friends of the Earth board acts to calm waters after resignation

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Friends of the Earth board appoints interim CEO to appease staff worried about governance Green group acts to calm waters after resignation Friends ... continually. Friends of the Earth Hong Kong was established in 1983. The group now has about 12,000 members.   ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Dot Home carves a green profit out of unwanted furniture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... by Chuen in collaboration with Friends of the Earth (HK), is a company aiming to build a self-sustainable model of reusing and recycling unwanted furniture. Every Saturday, Chuen dispatches a team ... the owners might have no choice but to throw them away." Many of Chuen's customers are expatriates who are more willing than locals to use old furniture. Friends of the Earth director ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Waste disposal charges gain public support

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 05:01pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau Hongkongers increasingly support the idea of charging a fee for waste disposal, according to an environmental group’s survey released on Monday. Friends of the Earth said 65 per cent of about 1,000 people polled last month supported a waste disposal fee, in a survey it commissioned to the University of Hong Kong’s public opinion poll programme. That is an increase ...

  5. Call for greener goods

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... There are not many teaching materials talking about this.' Sustainable consumption promotes a minimum use of resources with the least waste and pollution. Friends of the Earth said Hongkongers were ... that it's literally a waste of the limited resources of the Earth,' he said. Meanwhile, the Consumer Council released its price survey on 40 food and household items in Tung Chung. Prices ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... friends and learn about student life- include leftover food, excess promotional materials, and even water, that is used by participants to drench one another in water fights, Friends of the Earth ... "We should aim to strike a balance between leisure and environmental protection." But going green does not necessarily detract from the fun. Friends of the Earth's project encourages ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Action needed against light polluters

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Task force must fix glaring failure to expose light polluters Friends of the Earth (HK) has handled a lot of light pollution complaints, including excessive lighting problems caused ... that this is a problem that affects Hong Kong during the day and at night, I hope it can finally come up with some positive proposals. Chu Hon-keung, senior environmental affairs manager, Friends of the Earth ...

  8. Green group under fire for tenant noise

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com One of the most active green groups in Hong Kong, Friends of the Earth, is embroiled in a fight over noise pollution and has been accused of not taking the issue as seriously as it does other forms of environmental harm. Neighbours of a music school in a Wan Chai property owned by Friends of the Earth say noise from practice sessions, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Green group queries CLP Power bonus

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group queries CLP Power bonus A green group has called for a reform of the bonus system which rewards power firms for achieving energy-saving targets under the regulatory regime. The call came after Friends of the Earth found out that CLP Power pocketed an estimated HK$17 million bonus a year under the system set out in the scheme ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Lights out for old bulbs from next year

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Suppliers and retailers are to be asked to stop selling the power-guzzling bulbs; Friends of the Earth disappointed with regressive move Lights out ... to heat rather than light. But CFLs carry more toxic substances like mercury and require far more energy to manufacture. Friends of the Earth environmental affairs manager Frances Yeung Hoi-shan ...




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