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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. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Stepping lightly on the earth

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interest,' she says. They exchange tips on making their own environmentally friendly products, for instance, mixing soda powder, vinegar and water for a greener cleaner. The stall is operating ... I have opened up a brand new world for myself. I read, research and participate in community initiatives. My friends may be managers at their companies, but I am an expert on how to live well ...

  5. Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Julian Ryall Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950 by Andrew Salmon Arum Press The men who fought the Korean war are still often bitter ... of the breakout from Pusan, and then endured enemy counterattacks and a cruel 'friendly-fire' incident in which they were on the receiving end of a napalm attack. After the breakout from Pusan ...

  6. A 'piece of heaven on earth'

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of doing business. It noted the government's objective for Mauritius to rank among the top 10 most investment- and business-friendly locations in the world. Mauritius opened its doors ... east' approach gaining momentum, Phoolchund says. 'Mauritius represents a great hideaway for people in Hong Kong and the mainland looking for a piece of heaven on earth.' ...

  7. Revision of air quality objectives long overdue

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to investigate a complaint by Friends of the Earth that the administration is dragging its feet on revising the city's air quality objectives. Soon after the new bureau was created, ...

  8. Hotel guests are never just customers, they're friends

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... a 'who's who' of the important guests who will check in that day. He prepares the rooms for them and greets them at the door. 'I treat all guests as my friends. I want my friends ... appealed to him- one for a position with Cathay Pacific, one with the Mandarin Oriental and one with The Peninsula. 'I prefer to work on earth so Cathay Pacific was not my cup of tea. I lived ...

  9. Live Earth, Love Earth

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Mary Agnew The Powered by Youth Forum, part of the Kids4Kids Advocates Programme, consisted of a full day of activities at Chinese International School. It focused on enabling young adults to help improve the lives of less fortunate children. The theme of this year's forum was 'I Live Therefore I Can- Live Earth, Love Earth'. The event highlighted many ...

  10. Tokens of friendship, farewell

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP junior reporter Jasmine Chiu In recent years, more and more of our friends have left to study overseas. We all want a piece of us to go with them when they move to their new environment- we all want to be remembered, don't we? That is why we give keepsakes to our friends as a 'token of farewell'. Below are some ideas for these mementos. They are easy to make ...




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