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  1. Many unaware used clothing put in street bins is sold for a profit

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... organisations, said environmental group Friends of the Earth, which conducted the survey last month. About 72 per cent of the 403 people questioned said they would not dispose of their used clothes in these facilities- usually large metal cages placed on the pavement- if they were used for profit. Michelle Au Wing-tsz, environmental affairs officer of Friends of the Earth, said yesterday that the use ...

  2. Cinemas too cold: study

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A survey conducted by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) has found that the cold temperatures in cinemas are not only a waste of energy, but also make the majority of cinema-goers ... because it was too cold. The two worst culprits are Hilton in Sha Tin (18.77 degrees) and MaOnShan Classics in Ma On Shan (19.95 degrees). Edwin Lau, assistant director of Friends of the Earth ...

  3. Pollution clouds future of Hong Kong tourism

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A poll of tour guides by Friends of the Earth revealed that visitors to Hong Kong complained about air pollution ('Bad air spells threat to tourism', SCMP, March 20). Some ... such as Mongkok and Central. TIM CHAN Thanks for your letter, Tim. The FoE survey was alarming- nearly 40 per cent of tour guides polled by Friends of the Earth said visitors to Hong Kong complained about ...

  4. Choose mooncakes with green packaging

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Friends of the Earth (FoE) is urging people to buy simply packaged mooncakes when celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 6. Eight products from five bakeries entered the 'Simple Packaging' contest. Four of the products were considered environmentally friendly and were recommended by FoE (HK). The mooncakes with 'green' packaging are identified ...

  5. Check carefully where you drop used clothes

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh The public should check carefully before putting used clothes in collection bins on the streets, an environmental organisation said. Friends of the Earth (FoE) said some of these boxes belonged to businesses- not charities or green groups as some people may believe. These commercial establishments will sell the second-hand clothes for a profit, with most of them going ...

  6. Green group reveals air-con offenders

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... recommendations after a public education campaign by the government and environmental groups, say Friends of the Earth. But the green group's environmental affairs manager, Hahn Chu Hon-keung, said ... with a reading of 18.8 degrees recorded at 3.30pm. The company did not return calls for comment. Friends of the Earth measured the temperature in 126 indoor places based on previous complaints it had ...

  7. Wear light clothes, turn down air-conditioning

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Green group Friends of the Earth (FoE) Hong Kong is urging people to report 'thermal crime'. The environmentalists reminded the public to use air conditioners wisely to reduce energy consumption and air pollution, especially during summer. The group said public venues should keep temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. FoE (HK) called on people ...

  8. Mooncake packaging to make Autumn greener

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Even though the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration and the mooncake extravaganza that accompanies it are not until October, many bakeries are already producing mooncakes to meet peak season demand. Friends of the Earth (FoE)Hong Kong sounded an early alarm last week, urging producers to keep the mooncake packaging simple and environmentally friendly. Surveys have shown ...

  9. e-pal

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but also find time to relax. My mother language is Spanish, but I also speak English and a little Italian. In Ecuador, it's common for friends to visit each others' homes. Houses are big and friends cook, do homework or watch videos together. I like swimming and sometimes go trekking with my family in the countryside near my house. I also enjoy reading and listening to music. During ...

  10. Author regales sci-fi fans with tales of friendly Martians

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... think they do exist. We have so many different creatures on the Earth which is only a tiny planet. The universe is much bigger and I wouldn't be surprised if there are extraterrestrials. 'Many foreign authors portray extraterrestrials as a menace to human beings. I think if they can come to Earth, they must be very clever and civilised and well-educated. It takes lots of skills ...




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