Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

I agree with Elon Musk when he says Hong Kong is perfectly poised to be a global leader in sustainable cities and a model for other urban centres to follow.

Our home has changed significantly since I wrote my vision for Hong Kong in 2005. Today, we have electric vehicles, recycling bins, sustainability conversations and a review of biodiversity.

5 actions to make a difference

  1. Carry a water bottle — We throw out 5 million plastic bottles every day. Imagine the oil energy trapped in our landfills and floating in our seas. Recent suggestions include a deposit scheme to encourage recycling.
  2. Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth — We are fortunate to have a fresh water supply we can drink from the tap and
  3. Clean your air conditioning units — Improve energy efficiency and save money with regular cleaning. Contact your landlord who may cover the costs but be prepared to pay in the name of savings.
  4. Learn how to recycle — Using the bins around town takes a little know-how so the WWF has prepared a short how-t0-recycle animation to make it easier.
  5. Use public transportation — Hong Kong has one of the most envied systems on the planet in terms of efficiency and prices. Rush hour crowds are a small price to pay for the energy we save by travelling together.

Each year, I share my vision for Hong Kong — read it here.

Can you see it?




Photo by Kinzie


Founder of HK heartbeat - natural life in the fast lane