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  1. Lawmakers romanced with green message

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai While sweethearts everywhere will exchange tokens of love today, Friends of the Earth has attacked the advertising campaigns for gifts that generate huge amounts of waste. ... director of Friends of the Earth, said its survey found that more than 70 per cent of people did not mind if their gifts were unpackaged. She said there was only one true formula to celebrate ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Green light for companies

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When it comes to protecting the environment, Friends of the Earth (HK) believes everyone should play a part, no matter how small. It came up with the Earth Partner programme in 2005 to encourage corporations to devote serious efforts to bringing about environmental changes. Since then, the programme has been launched annually on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. Earth Partner ...

  5. Caped Crusader has new fight on hands

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Caped Crusader has another challenge to tackle - from environmental crusaders in Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth has written to Warner Bros asking it to offset the carbon footprint left by its crew when shooting the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight, in the city. It issued the challenge after some activists queried the movie company's demand to ask ...

  6. Clarification: dolphin watch

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The company donates money to World Wide Fund for Nature (HK) to support the dolphin research project headed by Lindsay Porter, as well as donating 10 per cent of profits to Friends of the Earth (HK) ...

  7. In hot pursuit

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators Choy So-yuk (left) and Emily Lau Wai-hing compete in the Friends of the Earth fifth Solar Cart Race at Victoria Park. The race was won by the Hongkong Electric team which set a record by completing 30 laps in just over 20 minutes. The aim of the race is to promote the use of renewable energy in the community. A record number of 27 teams took part in this year's ...

  8. Charity despairs of throwaway fashion victims

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Talk about mission impossible. Global eco-crusaders Friends of the Earth have embarked on what could be the most doomed and ill-timed campaign in green history- to promote ... doesn't match', 'it doesn't fit' and, puzzlingly, 'I forgot I had it'. The Hong Kong branch of Friends of the Earth- which collects old clothes- says its research has ...

  9. WEB PICKS: Environment

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The links below will give you an insight into the earth's condition and how you can help the environment. www.wwf.org.hk/eng/ World Wide Fund for Nature website includes upcoming events ... and information, as well as links to other Greenpeace sites from different countries. There are a variety of games, including Leading Bush by The Nose and Nuclear Tetris. www.foe.org.hk Friends ...

  10. 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 ...




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