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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    An eco-friendly lifestyle

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA IP

    ... For all printing materials and collaterals, Forest Stewardship Council or recycled paper is used. The serviced apartment won the silver sectoral prize for the hotel and recreational clubs category ... conditioners are a few of the things we can do at home to protect our planet. Some serviced apartments are also adopting green measures to help residents reduce their carbon footprints. Located ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1041549/eco-friendly-lifestyle
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Century-old banyan relocated from Jockey Club in 1990s cut down due to root rot

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Club tree, which stood 15 metres tall and almost 2 metres in diameter, was found to be infected with brown root rot disease when the Leisure and Cultural Services Department inspected ... the Hong Kong Jockey Club that was saved in a costly transplant operation two decades ago is one of two heritage trees that were recently removed after it was infected with a plant disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017348/century-old-banyan-relocated-jockey-club-1990s-cut-down-due-root-rot
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... And fourthly, there are cultural services linked to human benefits such as recreation, ecotourism and cultural heritage. In 1997, a team headed by ecological economist Robert Costanza estimated that 17 ... would cherish these services. Alas no. According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year project that was initiated by the United Nations and ended in 2005: "Over the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1079467/campaign-save-lung-mei-goes-far-beyond-its-unglamorous-shores
  4. Beautiful island should be developed for recreational use, not for incinerator

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... agreed that what was most suitable was to develop the island for recreational use and for tourists, but that the Sarda centre would have to be relocated. Building an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989658/beautiful-island-should-be-developed-recreational-use-not-incinerator
  5. Trees at racecourse decapitated despite ban

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com More than 100 trees in the public recreation ground at Happy Valley racecourse have been stripped of their crowns by government workers, despite a ban ... high. A spokeswoman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the ground, admitted the latest pruning exercise was 'more extensive' than in the past but said tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987344/trees-racecourse-decapitated-despite-ban
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... of plastics, paper and other recyclables collected from organisations, including the airport, Jockey Club, hospitals, hotels and supermarkets. He said On Kee would report the situation with street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1192599/street-cleaners-send-waste-recycling-landfills
  7. Jockey Club greens up the valley by recycling betting slips

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... the club's head of betting services, Peter Tsang, said. 'It will make a big difference environmentally, and everything will be recycled in a secure way. It's a big step forward ... bit for the environment, the Jockey Club introduced slips that can be recycled. They also have a longer shelf life because the paper is not chemically treated, and they are much thinner, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737517/jockey-club-greens-valley-recycling-betting-slips
  8. Beach cleanup drive begins

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of rubbish were collected on Sunday,' Doris Fok Lee Sheung-ling, chief leisure manager of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, said yesterday while inspecting the beach with a dozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508802/beach-cleanup-drive-begins
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... The standard set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is 126 colonies per 100ml. A spokesperson at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said they were concerned about beach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297843/updated-water-quality-standards-needed-hong-kongs-beaches-says-dab
  10. Club frets over the tree with a hole in it

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... the tree is also riddled with fungus, and is potentially hazardous, and a club using the field is afraid its players could be injured by falling branches. But despite a complaint to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department nothing has been done. 'We have been using this site for five years and when we first moved in, the hole was already there,' Tai Po Football Club general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719289/club-frets-over-tree-hole-it

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