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  1. Size matters for eco-wary firm

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer There are always exceptions but, in general, the larger a business, the greater the opportunities- and responsibility- to give a decisive lead in areas such as climate change and environmental awareness. The scale of operations, resources available and staff numbers create the chance and obligation to act and educate in ways that other organisations can only contemplate. ...

  2. URA joins green revolution

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer The main mission of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is to revitalise dilapidated areas in Hong Kong, but that also presents a prime opportunity to give the community a lead in matters of recycling, saving energy and intelligent design. 'Over the last eight years, we have progressively put more environmental provisions in tender documents to encourage or mandate ...

  3. Tree-planting scheme puts down firm roots

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer You get the sense that the efforts of some companies to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) are half-hearted at best and certainly not built to last. But when Zoe Lee, group public affairs manager at CLP Holdings, talks about ambitious schemes for planting a million trees or reducing the firm's carbon emissions intensity by 75 per cent by 2050, she ...

  4. Stop that noise!

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen Noise is unwanted sound. A noise is generally something we don't want to hear. Sound can be nice, but noise is usually nasty Cut down the noise What do the following mean? 1 noisy neighbours a. people who live next door and are always making a lot of noise b. people who live next door and want to know everything about you 2 noisy a. making a lot ...

  5. Climate of change

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Observatory director employs his own management principle One of the first changes Lam Chiu-ying introduced on becoming director of the Hong Kong Observatory in 2003 ... to cover was Happiness by Matthieu Ricard, who interprets teachings of the Dalai Lama and talks about ways to put unhappiness aside. I have also been reading The Unconscious Civilization by John ...

  6. Knee-jerk government the last thing we need

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... large financial and social costs involved. Pressure on Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to give some of the more than HK$71 billion surplus back to the community in the budget resulted ...

  7. It's easy being green - stylishly

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... consumption through changes in trends,' said Ho, who used three luxury vintage dresses to create a reconstructed jumpsuit. 'But due to the sheer size of the industry in terms of the money ... eco-friendly jewellery from John Hardy. ...

  8. letters

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has decided to give HK$6,000 to every Hong Kong permanent resident over the age of 18, under a revised proposal announced recently. His original plan was to inject ...

  9. Building a greener future

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer With construction-related projects in Hong Kong making major demands on energy supply, and accounting for a sizeable proportion of the total waste generated, companies ... the size of the local team by late next year. The priority is to hire experienced engineers and fresh graduates. 'Finding the resources is the challenge, but we need the building blocks ...

  10. Desire for justice changed life

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Not many people would choose to suspend a successful career as director of a surveying firm and start all over again to train as a barrister. But then James Pong has ... in effect an expert in every facet of the property business, capable of turning his hand to anything or running any size of enterprise. Having returned to Hong Kong, he worked alongside major ...




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