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Friends of the Earth

Wake up to cost of waste, says green activist

Hong Kong students should be conscious of the hidden costs of consumer goods on the environment, a veteran green activist says.

Saturday, 26 April, 2008, 12:00am

light pollution

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right

1. magnitude

2. pretend

3. desirable

4. grievances

5. unbearable

Fill in the blanks with the words you have learned

6. I am tired of having to ________________ all the time. I just want to be myself.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Public urged to report cases of light pollution

The public should adopt a zero- tolerance approach to light pollution and report cases to the government to encourage drafting of a regulation to control outdoor lighting, Friends of the Earth said.

The Environmental Protection Department received 40 complaints about light pollution last year, the most in seven years.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Caped Crusader has new fight on hands

The Caped Crusader has another challenge to tackle - from environmental crusaders in Hong Kong.

Friends of the Earth has written to Warner Bros asking it to offset the carbon footprint left by its crew when shooting the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight, in the city.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Flat owners show way to save energy

A competition among flat owners in private housing estates has produced big savings in power consumption - and rewarded some flat owners with a two-year freeze on building management fees.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Last week in this column, the Plastic Bag Manufacturers Association argued against the proposed 50 cents levy on plastic bags given out by supermarkets. Today, Michelle Au Wing-tsz of the Friends of the Earth says the levy isn't perfect but is an important step forward.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Green warrior

Name: Angus Ho Hon-wai Age: 32 Occupation: executive director of The Greeners

Young Post: What made you become a full-time environmental activist?

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Why won't we turn off the lights?

Once upon a time, Hong Kong turned down the lights at night.

Nowadays, closed shops, empty housing blocks and giant advertising signs all have their lights burning bright all night, wasting electricity and contributing to global warming, says an environmental group.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am