Last updated on January 19th, 2017 at 02:15 pm
With summer upon us, we will be spending more time relaxing on junks, finding shade, hitting the beach and cooling off in Hong Kong’s great outdoors. Local volunteers will be spending their time campaigning to protect fragile ecosystems that sustain life and serve us best in their current form.
With new campaigns to protect community farming and halt unnecessary development, now is the perfect time to meet new friends who share your interest in conservation and sustainability in Hong Kong, including the controversial Lantau development campaign.
Even though the income gap is huge here, we all have the same amount of time. We don’t have a lot of free time in the fast lane and that is what makes time one of our most precious non-renewable resources.
Consider whether yours is better spent buying more stuff or developing new habits to make a healthy contribution.
“Thanks for kind effort in networking and spreading the positive news to wider communities.” Idy Wong, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
These and other local community organizations could always use a little more assistance in any form to fuel their efforts.
As always, please feel free to share the love … naturally.
Living Lamma – Established to address the degradation of natural beauty and village character; concrete, metal fences, construction waste dumping on agricultural land
Friends of the Earth – Catalyzing the community environmental debate and shaping policy change
Green Power – Founded in 1988 by a group of volunteers concerned about local environmental affairs and problems; promoting environmental education
Produce Green Foundation – Non-profit charitable organization established in 1988 by a group of local enthusiasts concerned about modern farming and the environment
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – Conservation and education centre with a focus on sustainability in Hong Kong to increase the awareness of our relationship with the environment
SEED – Sustainable Ecological Ethical Development – By uniting resources from different sectors, we promote simple and sustainable lifestyle.
The Conservancy Association – Founded in 1968 to champion sustainable development, the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage
Tai Po Environmental Association – Non-profit to attend to local environmental issues, to conserve and improve the environment with conferences, eco-tours, training camps. competitions and training
Institute of Energy – We are committed to the revitalizing work of securing our future by investigating and documenting emerging energy technology that is eco-sustaining.
Green Peng Chau Association – The GPCA integrates through its Green Cultural Island Program, sustainable development concepts like waste reduction, eco-tourism, education and organic farming.
Living Islands Movement – A South Lantau based community organization that promotes sustainable islands development
Green Lantau Association – A registered society formed in 1989 whose mission is to protect and educate people about the natural environment of Lantau Island
Greeners Action – A local group managed by university students and young professionals, empowering youth to be green leaders
DB Green – A grass roots green group making Disvovery Bay greener with beach cleanups, tree planting and recycling activities
EarthCare – Promoting low-carbon living, green business, green home basic necessities of life, environmental protection, respect for all life, conservation and sustainable development
Teng Hoi Conservation Association – Non-profit developing programs linked to the environment and education to encourage participation and interest while providing measurable results
Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association – NGO engages in conservative environment programs to sustain the natural and original ecosystem of Hong Kong with its local characteristics
Friends of Hoi Ha – Organizing local conservation activities and education programs to raise awareness and take a lead in protecting the ecosystem in Hoi Ha
Forest Stewardship Council – Independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests
Eco-Environment Conservation & Education Association – Promoting environmental protection awareness among rural residents and encouraging them to live harmoniously with nature while preserving our natural resources
Conservation International – Hong Kong – Protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on earth for more than 25 years
The Hummingfish Foundation – Adding value to nature through community partnership by branding and promoting destinations to nature-loving tourists around the world
Green Glass Green – Reducing the amount of the waste glass dumped at landfills by returning glass with the natural value it deserves through volunteer collection programs and public awareness campaigns and compiling a glass recycling resource book for green/social advocates
Paradigm Shift Project – NGO working to advance education on social and environmental justice issues by producing short documentary films, educational materials and outreach
HK Perma Club – Using ecological design principles to improve and promote clean air, clean food and a healthy sustainable lifestyle
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