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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Students eat green to save the planet

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Students eat green to save the planet Hongkongers are the biggest meat-eaters in the world, according to a group that is trying to change all ... the campaign started raising awareness. Now meat-free meals account for 40 per cent of its orders on Mondays. The campaign spokeswoman said: "It is a good sign to show that parents and students ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Use your head, not electronic devices I think students are relying too much on calculators. When I went to primary school we had to work out the answers to maths problems using our brains. But now, at secondary school, we can use calculators. I admit it is sometimes necessary for very difficult calculations, but some students use them even for simple additions. They are just being ...

  3. Students vow to stop 100 trees being chopped down

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Chinese University plans two new colleges on campus A student union has threatened to stage a sit-in and signature campaign against Chinese University's plan to cut down more than 100 trees to build two new elite colleges. Chinese University's student union will meet next month to discuss actions to be taken to protect the trees. Union president Napoleon ...

  4. Students channel green thinking

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The outlook for Hong Kong's sustainable development sparked heated debate yesterday among members of the public, environmental science students, government ... and environmental protection policies. Jessie Zhang, a first-year environmental science masters student at the University of Hong Kong, said having good technology and products was insufficient, as changing ...

  5. Students throw away lots of plastic bottles

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Students throw away an estimated 20 million plastic water bottles every year. That is equivalent to the area of 16 football fields. Chinese YMCA surveyed 1,883 students from nine primary ... dispensers to encourage students to bring their own bottles. Taiwan should serve as a model, said Lee Man-key, of the group's environmental protection team. Around 1,400 convenience stores ...

  6. Green ideas fire students' imaginations

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... whether to charge residents for the waste that they produce, Taiwanese citizens have been busy recycling for more than a decade. Earlier this month, 19 prize-winning university students from Hong ... lifestyle.' At the Neihui Recycling Centre, run by the Buddhist Tze Chi Foundation, students were touched by the dedication of volunteers. More than 100 people, mostly women and the elderly, work ...

  7. Student teams want to see green dreams come true

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... encouraged students to examine ways to both solve the industry's problems and see what challenges lay ahead. Judges Fung and Szeto agreed that team Green World from Chinese University had the best business idea. The four students proposed turning shoe boxes into shoe storage units, bookshelves or greeting cards. 'It is great that they suggested making those sturdy paper boxes ...

  8. Students await thrill of 'big chill'

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Next month, 22 secondary students will swap Hong Kong's heat for the icy chill of the North Pole. The 17-day expedition, from September 3 to 19, is co-organised by the Yan Oi Tong charity and Hong Kong Discovery. Last year 20 secondary school students went to the South Pole. Both trips are designed to make teenagers more aware of environmental issues ...

  9. Students to visit conservation sites

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific will take 40 students from 10 countries to learn first-hand about environmental conservation on the mainland. The eight-day 'Green Explorer' programme gives students a chance to visit various green project sites in Hong Kong and Sichuan . For example, students will learn about efforts to preserve giant pandas at the Daxiangling National Reserve. ...

  10. A greener way of life

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Student Council. I really hope our work can encourage the public to protect the environment. I hope to persuade more youngsters and students to participate because I believe they are our best hope ...




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