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  1. Officials get dressing-down for dressing up

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Local politicians yesterday cut their ties to pieces and vowed to dress down this summer as they called on the government to take climate change seriously. Their protest came as green activists staged a parade in Causeway Bay to raise awareness of global warming. They attacked senior government officials who continued to dress formally at public functions, even ...

  2. Zero-carbon dress sense required

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com At the city's first zero-carbon building, set to open in September, visitors will get to see the latest green technology - but only if they follow a simple rule - shed some clothes. Wearing clothing such as lightweight tr ...

  3. Restaurants and hotels sign up to provide shark-free banquet menus

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... to those desires for consumer options,' he said. Angel Kwong Hung, president of the Wedding Management Association, said 5 per cent of weddings were now environmentally friendly. Apart from 'sustainable produce' banquet menus, the wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses were rented, while transport was by low-pollution hybrid vehicles. ...

  4. Couples are opting for green weddings

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For the bride and groom who want to make a splash in style, but not a huge impact on the earth, eco-friendly wedding options have slowly started to pop up in Hong Kong. 'I think it's a slow trend that is becoming more and more requested,' says Sonya Yeung, creative director at Bliss Creations, a local wedding co-ordinating service. 'There is a lot of wastage ...

  5. Cut emissions with scissors

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... of a pure cotton T-shirt weighing 250 grams was responsible for emitting 7 kilograms of carbon into the atmosphere. The figure for a pair of pants or dress made from polyester was 47 kilograms. Anne now re-fashions what she has in her closet. 'Take this white dress as an example,' she say. 'It is an ordinary dress, but when I cut the hemline into several tassels, it turns ...

  6. Dress down to keep cool, officials told

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu The Beijing municipal government has told civil servants to stop wearing suits and ties at work and official functions in a bid to save energy, the China Youth Daily reports. A spokesman was quoted as saying government offices would be forced t ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and with a licence issued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. In a story on C4 on Thursday, Carol Tsang, director of Perfect Match Wedding Planner, expressed concern that a new wedding venue scheme would limit the use of scenic spots for photography. Remarks that couples now had to apply to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to take wedding photos at these venues ...

  8. Clear shift in attitudes

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... A wedding theme sets the tone for the day and reflects the bride and groom's personalities. It can also be an opportunity for a couple to act on any particular principles they have. Green weddings are gaining momentum, with couples opting for alternatives that will reduce the negative impact to the environment. There's a shift in attitudes in Hong Kong too, with brides ...

  9. NorthSouthEastWest Climate Change

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... climate issues at 12 locations; and live experiments (today and Wed, every hour from 2pm-5pm) such as the AlkaSeltzer Rocket and Cloud in a Bottle. Today, 10am-9pm, Mon-Wed, 1pm-9pm, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East. Inquiries: zerocarboncity@ britishcouncil.org.hk Ends Wed ...

  10. Rise & shine

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Stylist Kylie Knott Leather is a winter staple so make sure all the bases are covered this season- from pants to jackets, skirts and dresses. ...




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