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  1. Document lacks clear timetable, greens say

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edwin Lau Che-feng, director of Friends of the Earth. The estimated costs for some measures were based on many assumptions, and might not reflect the real cost, he said. And while the list ...

  2. What's on in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Starry night Friends of the Earth and International Year of Astronomy 2009 Hong Kong League are co-organising an event called Dim It, Brighten Up at 8pm on Sunday. Buildings on the harbour front will turn off their lights, and telescopes will be set up on the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui to allow star-gazing. Take your dad there for Father's Day! History reflected ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... groups including Friends of the Earth (HK) and numerous high-profile government promotions on the problem of overuse of plastic bags in our daily lives. This was the first piece of legislation ... this planet well for future generations. People need to get into the habit of bringing their own bag. Edwin Lau Che-feng, director, Friends of the Earth (HK) Good grounds for cynicism I can assure Sir ...

  4. Not enough action, green groups say

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edward Chan Yue-fai, campaign manager, Greenpeace: It is a shame, when the world is finding ways to meet the challenges of climate change, that we are not even able to come up with a target or a comprehensive strategy for cutting greenhouse gases. Hahn Chu Hon-keung, environmental affairs manager, Friends of the Earth: With two years before [Tsang] steps down, policy ...

  5. Down to earth

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... collection, due out next month, on old offcuts and fabric waste. 'Eco-friendly and sustainable materials are the wave of the future, but before we start to make more fabric there is so much ... ring you need to displace on average 20 tonnes of earth; then you need to pour in cyanide to separate the gold,' he says. 'I was shocked at how badly [gold mining] affects ...

  6. Mission Earth guide to avoid chain reaction destroying planet

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for the overall well-being of the Earth. While most students understand the importance of going green, they are often at a loss over what their seemingly trivial eco-friendly acts can do ... for local schools to teach green education. The 124-page guide features green advice, statistics portraying the dire straits our Earth is in, practical steps to leading an eco-friendly lifestyle ...

  7. Getting down to earth

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... At the end of the trial week, my skin was more supple, and I felt good about being more earth-friendly. The downside is that extra bit of effort it takes to mix the powder, and I have to admit ... Crystal (pictured), a 100 per cent earth-grown crystal deodorant of volcanic origin- are completely natural and biodegradable. Available at Natural Spa Supplies, the products are ideal for those ...

  8. Earth Day - what changes are you making?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... just what you need. CoCo Lee, singer I recently launched a new single with the National Geographic Channel for Earth Day called BYOB, or 'Bring Your Own Bag,' to encourage people ... example. I always take a handkerchief with me. It's like having my mother with me and makes me feel very secure. It's also environmentally friendly. ...

  9. Green group pleads with Two IFC to be friend of the night sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The landmark building Two IFC should remove its rooftop lighting, which obscures the night sky over the harbour, a green group says. Friends of the Earth said that if Two ... by Friends of the Earth on June 21. He found the lighting intensity fell fivefold after the tower turned off its lights. The difference could be as high as 40 times if there were clouds to reflect ...

  10. Restaurant offers a climate-friendly recipe

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by comparing the transport distance and fuel consumed with a similar meal serving French chicken, Norwegian salmon, Japanese scallops and Californian strawberries, according to Friends of the Earth ... regions. Friends of the Earth environmental affairs officer Cheng Sze-ling said red meat such as beef normally cost much more energy to produce and had a higher carbon loading than white meat ...




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