Green Sense

Sites behind flats boost smaller than tennis court

Green Sense president Roy Tam Hoi-pong. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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

Give Tung Chung's empty estates HOS flats, says Green Sense

Yat Tung Estate is a long commute for residents.

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 wasting power through air-con use, green group says

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

The heights of arrogance

The News

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


28 Howzat?!

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$100

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

50,000 households warm to idea of no air cons for a night

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

Green group decries textbook packaging

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

Green initiatives urged to keep prices down and create jobs

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

Environmental group urges firms to cut prospectuses, reveal impact

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

Greens' call for more estate space rejected

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

Why use a straw anyway?

Fast food giant McDonald's and environmental group Green Sense calls for the first No Straw Day next Monday in an effort to promote environmental conversation.

They estimate that the No Straw Day movement, which is to be implemented twice a month at more than 200 McDonald's branches, can reduce the use of as many as 600,000 straws each month.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am