At least two of the building sites touted by the government as the answer to easing the city's housing problems are smaller than a tennis court, a conservation group has discovered.Monday, 4 March, 2013, 5:08am
An urban planning concern group is asking for more Home Ownership Scheme flats to be built in Tung Chung on Lantau, rather than public rental housing. Green Sense made the call after a visit to Yat Tung Estate found 50 seemingly vacant units.
These units did not have any furniture and there was no renovation going on.14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am 2 comments
Universities have been wasting electricity by keeping some parts of campuses at temperatures as low as 18 degrees Celsius, according to an environmental concern group.
Green Sense's investigations recorded that temperature in corridors in the Cheng Yu Tung Tower of the Centennial Campus of the University of Hong Kong.24 Sep 2012 - 4:04am
In July, the Real Estate Developers' Association (Reda) of Hong Kong applied for a judicial review of building height limits set by the Town Planning Board (TPB).8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The annual Hong Kong Cricket Sixes will be held at the end of next month, featuring some of the sport's biggest names.
When: October 28-30
Where: Kowloon Cricket Club
Tickets from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288
just Friday: HK$50 (children aged 3-12)/HK$10025 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Air conditioners that cool buildings across the city in summer create as much discomfort outside as comfort inside, with noise, dripping water and blasts of hot air - as well as chewing up large amounts of electricity.
But for 50,000 families and their neighbours, things were a little different last night.30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Packaging of sample textbooks sent to schools was becoming so much fancier that it sometimes weighed as much as the books, environmental group Green Sense said. Some 337 tonnes of samples had been sent to 450 secondary schools in the past month to consider for the next school year.27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
The Civic Party and Green Sense have called on the government to use any surplus on green initiatives that can keep prices down and create jobs.
The party said HK$6 billion should be set aside to subsidise buses to convert to cleaner engines.16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
A group has demanded that listing companies include environmental evaluations in prospectuses for their initial public offerings.
The call by Green Sense came as the group said paper used in listing prospectuses last year would entail the felling of more than 15,000 trees.28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
The Planning Department yesterday rejected a green group's call for a minimum distance to be imposed between blocks in a Ho Man Tin development to mitigate the 'wall effect' the buildings will create.12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am