Environmentalism

'Brigitte Bardot' heats up anti-whaling battle

Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Photo: AFP

Ending the year by looking forward to what the new one may bring, allow me to offer the prospect of Brigitte Bardot in action once more, if only for the headlines this may generate.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 3:23am

Finnish firm Poyry defends role in approval of massive dam in Laos

The Mekong is the world's greatest inland fishery, feeding 60 million people, according to the Mekong River Commission. Photo: Reuters

The consulting firm that gave Laos a green light for a controversial dam on the Mekong River, despite objections from downstream nations, is defending its role in the project, even as the Finnish government considers an ethics complaint against the company.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:56am

In our ideals are seeds for green future

Achieving a more sustainable world presupposes a worldview that considers well-being not only in terms of income, but also in terms of human security and opportunities for every person to thrive. It is worth considering what the world would look like from such a perspective.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:31am

Green lanterns

You'd have to be hiding under a rock not to realise that eco-fashion is a hot topic around the world, especially in the US and Europe.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Protests show rising green concerns

Mass protests this week over the planned construction of a molybdenum-copper alloy plant in Shifang , Sichuan province show that environmental concerns are becoming a leading cause of social unrest.

Authorities yesterday said they would scrap the 10.4 billion yuan (HK$12.7 billion) project, the subject of demonstrations by tens of thousands of Shifang residents.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sustainable designs and techniques in spotlight

The 19th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer is putting a spotlight on eco-fashion, a growing trend to use environmentally friendly fabrics and sustainable production techniques in the design and manufacture of fashion items.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Green fighters need golden hearts in toxins war

Known as the world's factory, China is a popular destination for investors from around the world keen to build production plants. These factories provide job opportunities for locals - but this often comes at the expense of the natural environment.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Designer a caped green crusader

It's stylish and wouldn't look out of place on a catwalk - and it's made of recycled plastic bottles.

The raincape, designed by Polytechnic University student Kerry Chong Chui-yi, is the result of a competition held by Heroes2, a social enterprise founded by retired business executive Raymond Yap.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Green light for companies

When it comes to protecting the environment, Friends of the Earth (HK) believes everyone should play a part, no matter how small. It came up with the Earth Partner programme in 2005 to encourage corporations to devote serious efforts to bringing about environmental changes. Since then, the programme has been launched annually on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Eco-friendly revolution

Event planners and corporations in Asia are slowly incorporating green ideas in their itineraries, but there is still a long way to go before they can be widely accepted by the meeting, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A duty on both sides in any protest

The question of whether police have toughened their stance in response to rowdier protests is a matter of public concern. Some view the actions taken by officers to be an unacceptable breach of the right to protest. Others want to see a tough line taken with demonstrators who adopt a confrontational approach. The opposing views underline the need to ensure that the right balance is struck.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Staff get behind recycling scheme

It's no small feat convincing an individual to change daily habits, let alone introducing behavioural changes across an organisation. With commitment and good communication, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been able to embed sustainability in its processes and promote a green culture among employees.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK green products have edge on mainland

Hong Kong may be best-positioned in the mainland's booming green product market as locally made food and related products not only enjoy higher demand than those produced over the border but also have price competitiveness against foreign products.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

GROWING awareness

Eco-tourism has mostly been of interest to specialist adventure travellers or spa-goers doing their bit to save the planet while saving their stressed-out bodies. Now, a new guest is getting accustomed to going green.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Taking on oil companies

Iris Cheng Chi-lan is bubbling with energy. That may come as a surprise, given that the young Greenpeace campaigner is just back from the Arctic - and a prison in chilly Greenland, no less.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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