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Let's take action on water and power

I recently went on a school excursion to the Sha Tin Treatment Works and the EMSD Education Path, and learned how water is treated and transported to our homes.

Friday, 27 November, 2009, 12:00am


Bolts of lightning

Everyone has seen a thunderstorm. Thunder rolls in the sky and bolts of lightning light it up. The lightning that strikes the ground is electricity. It looks very impressive. But, actually, most bolts of lightning don't have a lot of electrical power.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Let's spread the happiness

I think we should share around more happiness.

Too often we worry about the pressures we have to deal with, and we keep one another at a distance.

But being alone can easily make us negative. We need friends.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Creating the ideal eco-friendly school

Action speaks louder than words when it comes to the environment. Many schools in Hong Kong emphasise the importance of environmentally friendly lifestyles and talk about creating an eco-friendly school. They organise talks for students.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Migrant grocer content in knowing he is more fortunate than most

Li Gongwu , a 32-year-old farmer from southeastern Fujian province , runs a small grocery store with his elder sister and brother-in-law in Tongzhou, an eastern suburb of Beijing. His small shop offers all kinds of food, from fresh vegetables to sweet-potato noodles, bean curd, pickles and various seasonings. He spoke of his experience of six years as a rural migrant worker in the capital.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Big businesses should set an example

I think big businesses should set an example to small businesses when it comes to environmental awareness.

Firstly, big companies have many branches and staff and therefore use more energy. If one such firm reduced its consumption of electricity, paper, etc in all its branches at the same time, it would benefit the environment a lot.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Old and new both play a part

Some people say that new things are better than the old, but I don't completely agree with this view.

For example, it's much more comfortable using an air conditioner instead of a fan during the hot summer months. But at what cost?

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Salty tale

Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong, say officials. Is this a viable process for the city, given that it is expensive and requires a lot of electricity? Write to us.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am