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  1. Electricity use fell 5pc during Earth Hour: WWF

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... change, WWF Hong Kong said yesterday. Power consumption levels fell by 5 per cent, or 262 megawatts, between 8pm and 9pm on March 28, according to data obtained from CLP Power and Hongkong ... and guidance were provided. At least 1,800 buildings, 600 companies and organisations, 160 schools and all the universities signed up and switched off the lights that night. WWF Hong Kong issued ...

  2. People urged to think beyond 60 minutes

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu The green group, WWF, is calling on people around the world to switch off their lights this Saturday at 8.30pm for one hour to show their commitment to making the Earth a better ... Beyond the Hour'. WWF hopes Earth Hour will not be just about switching off the lights for 60 minutes. Even after the campaign, the organisation urged people to think about what they can do ...

  3. Airport plan could breach new pollution limit by 50pc

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by 2030 would be even lower than the 2010 level,' said Thomas Choi Ka-man of the green group. 'Are they trying to mislead us?' WWF- which has called for a halt to the project's consultation- said none of the consultancy reports commissioned by the authority had covered the amount of carbon emissions to be brought by the runway. WWF earlier expected the project would create ...

  4. Tracking what's being done

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... of global leaders. WWF launched the climate tracker competition last month to select a young tracker to join Adopt a Negotiator, an initiative by the Global Call for Climate Action. Lau's ... worked as an intern with WWF. 'After doing the internship, I felt I should do something to make the business sector change their practices to combat climate change,' she said. Lau ...

  5. Lights to go out across the mainland for Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... at the initiative of the WWF, a global conservation body, calls on governments, businesses and households around the world to switch off their lights for an hour starting at 8.30pm. The WWF's message ... of buildings, hotels and other businesses in dozens of major cities, including Shenzhen, Nanjing, Dalian and Wuhan, will be dimmed for the hour, WWF China said. Governments in Shanghai and Baoding, ...

  6. Schools take a stand for nature

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Twelve international schools came together to form School Earth Day to support this year's Earth Hour organised by WWF. These schools, which belong to the Hong Kong EcoSchool Network, all turned off their lights together on March 29 or 30 to stress the importance of environmental protection. The network was launched in February and all schools and students were ...

  7. Abuse of power

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer It is encouraging to see our officials at least paying lip-service to the environmental cause. As Earth Hour (on Saturday, at 8.30pm in Hong Kong) approaches, WWF is trying ... on the WWF website as saying, 'Earth Hour raises global awareness of the importance of reducing carbon emissions... so that a healthy environment can be passed onto future generations... Our ...

  8. Sydney will go dark for the environment this Saturday

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

    ... Every weekday, millions of lights and computer screens are left on in empty offices across Sydney. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this generates millions of tonnes of carbon ... was this event organised? Earth Hour was partly organised by WWF. Individuals, government departments and businesses were encouraged to register their support online. More than 30,000 people have already ...

  9. Stargazers to have an hour without power

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protection zones set up. At 8.30pm, about 600 companies, 1,800 buildings and neon signs, and thousands of individuals in Hong Kong will take part in WWF's Earth Hour event, a global social ... switch is their ballot,' Laura Weeks, director of development at WWF Hong Kong, said. WWF last night was still finalising the list of participants, including Macau, which will be the fifth ...

  10. Voluntary energy rules could become compulsory

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials insisted there was no need to phase out incandescent light bulbs as the demand for them was plummeting. The global conservation body WWF said the targets set in Sydney were too low ... No extra action will be required to achieve it,' WWF said. Instead, it called on Hong Kong to set emissions targets. Greenpeace said Mr Tsang had failed to address the biggest source ...




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