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  1. 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, ...

  2. It's time to switch off

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Help save energy in the sixth annual Power Smart Energy Saving Contest, organised by Friends of the Earth. This year, they want Hongkongers to save 100 million kWh ... Che-feng, director of Friends of the Earth Hong Kong. 'It's not just about what we use- oil, coal, nuclear power and renewable energy- actually saving power is the most direct ...

  3. Mei Ng- Environmentalist

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nora Tong Mei Ng Fong Siu-mei believes public participation is crucial to creating a safer and healthier environment. 'I believe in mutual empowerment and adaptive environmentalism where local people work on local solutions for local problems. Everybody can do their part however small it is,' says Ng, director of Friends of the Earth Hong Kong from 1993 to 2006, ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Air pollution [from the airport] is unlikely to be reduced without a great technology breakthrough in aircraft engines Choi Ka-man, of Friends of the Earth, calls for action to improve Tung Chung's air quality This test is assessed to have furthered both Chinese ASAT [anti-satellite weaponry] and ballistic missile defence technologies From a U.S. cable, leaked ...

  5. Green group wants airport consultation extended

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green group Friends of the Earth has called for a public consultation on proposals to expand Hong Kong International Airport to be extended, claiming ... Of around 1,000 people polled by Friends of the Earth last week, about 73 per cent said they had not heard about air quality impacts from the Airport Authority, while half said it was unreasonable ...

  6. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Friends of the Earth said having two fewer courses at banquets would cut food waste by 15 per cent. It is urged people to bring food boxes to banquets and take home any leftovers. So far, 81 ... to this venture. Friends of the Earth said cutting courses in banquets could also help the public combat inflation. The six-course banquet for 12 it held yesterday cost HK$3,000- HK$600 less than ...

  7. Runway plan needs to consider people's health

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sincere about its green concerns, it would make available immediately the data jointly requested by nine environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth (HK). This would help the community ... by Friends of the Earth found that 44 per cent of respondents said family members had suffered respiratory illnesses. According to Environmental Protection Department data, Tung Chung's air ...

  8. Consumers should not have to pay the entire cost of new e-waste levy

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... do not amend it, Hong Kong could become the only jurisdiction to put the responsibility of WEEE management onto consumers rather than producers. Friends of the Earth (HK) wants the government ... not want it to become known as a producers' paradise. Edwin Lau Che-feng, director, general affairs, Friends of the Earth (HK) ...

  9. Struggling to breathe

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Madagascar and Ulan Bator in Mongolia. Friends of the Earth said it was 'disappointing and shameful' that Hong Kong had worse air than developing cities. 'Despite being a top-class ... But Friends of the Earth obtained data from the Environmental Protection Department showing the levels in Central were at least 20 times higher than the least polluted city, Whitehorse in Canada, ...

  10. When noise comes down to a hearing

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It sounds like the most unlikely of scenarios: one of Hong Kong's staunchest upholders of all things environmental, Friends of the Earth, is accused of refusing to stop the alleged ... require peace of mind to operate their micro-financing business. Friends of the Earth has tried to get its tenant to do what it can to soundproof its rooms. The tenant, partnered by the powerful ...




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