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Friends of the Earth

Not isolated from community

I refer to Tom Singleton's letter (South China Morning Post, January 2) concerning Friends of the Earth's (FoE) suggested alternatives to sending out Christmas cards.

Wednesday, 8 January, 1997, 12:00am

Save the planet, plant a tree

Over 200 people got down on their hands and knees in the Tai Po Wu Kau Tang Country Park to protect the environment recently.

The event was designed to highlight the importance of environmental protection and raise awareness among youngsters.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Earth care coming naturally

THE earth eagerly looks forward to the day when working for the good of the environment becomes second nature to all of us, heard delegates from a dozen Asian countries attending a four-day international environmental seminar in Hong Kong last week.

20 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Targets

THANK you for publishing the report headlined, 'Nurturing eco-life in green houses' (Sunday Morning Post, October 8) , about Friends of the Earth's (FoE) pilot programme to 'adopt' a public housing estate and turn it into an eco-friendly community.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth was reported yesterday as suggesting the name of China be left off a petition against nuclear testing. The environmental group wishes to clarify that it suggested that the wording be expanded to include not only France and China, but also 'the rest of the world.'

19 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Good move

THE Consumer Action Group of Friends of the Earth welcomes the initiative taken by the Wellcome Supermarket chain to pay shoppers for not using plastic bags as reported in the South China Morning Post on July 6.

We have always maintained that one of the best ways of educating the public is by the use of financial incentives.

13 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Families show love for nature

RESIDENTS of Hay Tak Estate have been enrolled in an 'Accredited Green Family Scheme' by Friends of the Earth (FoE).

Under an environmental community outreach programme, FoE aims to motivate a target population of about 23,000 people within a time frame of 18 months to adopt eco-friendly attitudes and behaviour.

5 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Public should be consulted

THE exchange of letters between local residents concerned about the construction of high voltage pylons near to their homes and China Light and Power, raises doubts about the whole public consultation exercise.

30 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Verdict on judge unfair

I REFER to your article 'Developer in bid to avoid 'green' judge' (Sunday Morning Post, February 5), concerning the judicial review called for by the developers, Cheung Kong Holdings.

26 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Struggling hard just to survive

I WRITE regarding an article that appeared on December 17, in the South China Morning Post, implying that Friends of the Earth was somehow compromised because it accepted sponsorship from Henderson Land, a company it has publicly criticised over its proposed Nam Sang Wai development. We see no compromise here, nor anything new.

21 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Green group accepts Mai Po firm's cash

FRIENDS of the Earth has accepted $135,000 from the land developer it has been battling over a proposed luxury housing and 18-hole golf-course complex at Mai Po.

The green group approached Henderson Land more than a year ago for money to help sponsor an environmental education conference in Guangzhou, which it announced yesterday.

17 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Offers of assistance disregarded

RODNEY Miles of the Retail Management Association (South China Morning Post, November 28), takes me to task for not recognising the actions taken by the 'Use Less Plastic Bags' Campaign Committee over the past year.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Protect the earth with the real Christmas

IT was gratifying to read (South China Morning Post, November 5) that the Environmental Campaign Committee has urged shoppers to cut back on buying Christmas gifts.

11 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Country parks are irreplaceable

HOW much are our country parks worth to the people of Hong Kong? It's difficult to put a price on the magnificent scenery of Lantau, the beautiful beaches of Sai Kung or the family walks in fresh air through ancient woodland in Aberdeen. What about their value as a home to wild animals and birds or as a source of Chinese medicinal plants?

15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

No lunch boxes on Earth Day

IT was ''no'' to lunch boxes when students of 10 secondary schools did their share in contributing towards a better environment on Earth Day last week.

By staying in school for lunch, the students avoided the use of lunch boxes brought from home or a restaurant.

Lunch boxes are made of styrofoam, and styrofoam poses a threat to the environment.

2 May 1994 - 12:00am