A group of students gained a much better understanding of the relationship between humans and the environment after taking part in an education programme. They learned about the food chain and how much the consumption of just one fish could affect the environment and the ecosystem. The Live A Green Lifestyle programme, initiated by GP Batteries and supported by the Business Environment Council, aimed to raise environmental awareness and promote a green lifestyle among youth. Activities included a training day, a visit to the Island West Transfer Station and an inter-school drama competition. On the training day the students, from 50 secondary schools, learned about the impact of human activities on the environment. Amigo Yeung Pui-man, 17, from St Catharine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong, said: 'I never thought that eating a small thing like a fish would make so much difference.' The students were shocked by the figures and statistics on environmental problems. Charmaine Tsang, 16, of St Paul's School in Lam Tin, said: 'The data is alarming. It's time to take immediate action to save the environment.' Yau Chun-wing, 17, from SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School, said: 'Now I realise that environmental problems involve much more than air and water pollution. It's also about biodiversity.' The group also learned how to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle by incorporating the three 'R's - reduce, reuse and recycle. The visit to the Island West Transfer Station was an eye-opener for the students. Pui-man said: 'I didn't know that Hong Kong used such advanced technology for waste treatment.' The students will incorporate the green concepts they have learned into dramas for an inter-school competition next month to promote the green message among peers.