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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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Waste output records first drop in four years, green groups say

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in plastics, with a fall of 47 per cent. Friends of the Earth's environmental affairs manager Celia Fung Sze-lai attributed this decrease to the gloomy economy in Europe, as recycling companies ... in the mainland and overseas. Fung also said the increase in food waste was worrying, and urged the government to come up with comprehensive strategies to recycle it. Friends of the Earth said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Most cruise ships not equipped for shore power at Kai Tak

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... shore power will be made mandatory for cruise ships when it is available. Friends of the Earth in Hong Kong, which said ship emissions may affect 280,000 residents near the terminal, wants ... to use shore power. The Brooklyn cruise terminal in New York is also in partnership with big cruise lines on shore power. According to Friends of the Earth in Britain, most of the 15 big cruise ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius gets little sympathy from Steenkamp family and friends

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Pretoria Family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp and her parents have little sympathy despite her mother saying that she had forgiven him No benefit of doubt for Oscar ... the court adjourned, June Steenkamp could be seen shaking her head and hugging and comforting another family member. The victim's close friend, Gina Myers, broke down and wept. Asked ...




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