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Friends of the Earth

Grave situation

It was mid-afternoon on a bright autumn day in Yuen Long. Hundreds of villagers were out in the rolling hills celebrating Chung Yeung Festival, marking the ninth day of the ninth moon.

Friday, 30 March, 2007, 12:00am

Grave situation

It was mid-afternoon on a bright autumn day in Yuen Long. Hundreds of villagers were out in the rolling hills celebrating Chung Yeung Festival, marking the ninth day of the ninth moon. The holiday mood last November had brought villagers out to trek through the bush to remote family burial sites as they paid respects to their ancestors.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Call to curb over-packaging

Friends of the Earth (HK) has launched a programme to raise public awareness of the wasteful culture of consumerism.

The Search for Over-Packaging Campaign, which runs until March 31, calls on the public to report to FoE (HK) products with unnecessary wrappings.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Cinemas too cold: study

A survey conducted by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) has found that the cold temperatures in cinemas are not only a waste of energy, but also make the majority of cinema-goers uncomfortable.

The survey, conducted from July 28 to August 13, measured the room temperature in 40 cinemas with multifunctional thermometers.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Choose mooncakes with green packaging

Friends of the Earth (FoE) is urging people to buy simply packaged mooncakes when celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 6.

Eight products from five bakeries entered the 'Simple Packaging' contest.

Four of the products were considered environmentally friendly and were recommended by FoE (HK).

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Green group reveals air-con offenders

Three-quarters of places surveyed are still below target of 25.5 degrees

The average room temperature in air-conditioned public and commercial places almost meets official recommendations after a public education campaign by the government and environmental groups, say Friends of the Earth.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Mooncake packaging to make Autumn greener

Even though the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration and the mooncake extravaganza that accompanies it are not until October, many bakeries are already producing mooncakes to meet peak season demand.

Friends of the Earth (FoE)Hong Kong sounded an early alarm last week, urging producers to keep the mooncake packaging simple and environmentally friendly.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Wear light clothes, turn down air-conditioning

Green group Friends of the Earth (FoE) Hong Kong is urging people to report 'thermal crime'.

The environmentalists reminded the public to use air conditioners wisely to reduce energy consumption and air pollution, especially during summer.

The group said public venues should keep temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Check carefully where you drop used clothes

The public should check carefully before putting used clothes in collection bins on the streets, an environmental organisation said.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) said some of these boxes belonged to businesses - not charities or green groups as some people may believe.

22 May 2006 - 12:00am