HK heartbeat #797 | 02 Oct 2018 |

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This week we are celebrating growth.

If haven't heard the chainsaws or seen the white bits, you are living in a different Hong Kong than ours. Our  volunteers are taking small comfort in the light weight of polystyrene when collecting it from our beaches and shore lines.

It's a good day when the phone rings with a volunteer group request and we can find a beach to clean within minutes. That was today. It will be a better day when the phone rings and no cleaning is required.

This month, we will enter year 18 of HK heartbeat and the time has flown by. The conversations have changed since the days when I hid this geeky little project from most people. When I came across an old email the other day, I remembered my initial intention and am pleased to be on track with the organic growth.

To celebrate the milestone, I am offering launch rates for all of October.

In the coming weeks, I will be launching a new series of guides with tips and tricks for life in the fast lane, including waste reduction, plastic replacements and mindfulness. Get in touch if you'd like to advertise.

What would you like to see?


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"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." George Eliot

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Featured Members

Tian Yan Nei Gong Centre - Nei Gong is an internal Qi Gong to integrate body and mind

La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro - Natural wines and fine foods from small producers in France

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Join the One Tone Challenge

Bring your clean plastic beverage bottles for recycling.

The One Tonne Challenge aims to collect over 10 tonnes of PET (polyethene terephthalate) type 1 plastic. The collected plastic will be recycled into tote bags providing extra income for waste pickers and creating sewing jobs for rehabilitation participants with proceeds from the sales of the bags going towards improving the lives of waste pickers. The program includes environmental education and visits to assist waste pickers with the aim of promoting ecological conservation while assisting some of Hong Kong’s least fortunate citizens ... read more


Community Calendar

4 (2:30-7pm) Plastic Recycling Education Day | v cycle | event details

6 (9:30am-5:30pm) Kids' Empowerment DayFest | Pure Potential Worldwide | event details

6 (10am-12pm) Crafty Charity Social | Crafty Charity HK | event details

6 (2:45-5:50pm) Enhale Open Day Housewarming | Enhale Mindfulness Studio | event details

7 (9am-12pm) Lantau Island Beach Clean | Eko Savon | event details

7 (2-5pm) New Directions for Permaculture | Green Hub | event details

7 (5:30-8pm) Art+Film Night | Lamma Art Collective | event details

9 (7:15-10:15pm) Magical Hug 2018 | Yama Foundation | event details

17 (10am-4pm) Hong Kong Vegfest | Hong Kong Vegetarian Society | event details

20 (7am-3pm) HK50 | Action Asia | event details

25 (8-11pm) Tawai: A voice from the forest | The Hive . Spring | event details

27 (11am-10pm) Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival | Child Welfare Scheme | event details

27-28 (1-11pm) Shi Fu Miz Festival | event details

28 (3:30-6:30pm) International Ocean Film Tour | event details

Coming Up

Nov 4 & 5 2018 Walk for Nature

Nov 10 Women's Empowerment DayFest

Nov 17 March of The Rainbow Penguins

Nov 24 9th Harbourfront Bike-ride for Pollution Free

Nov 28 (3:30-6:30pm) International Ocean Film Tour

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Hong Kong Vegfest

October 17

Shi Fu Miz Festival

October 27-28

Lamma Fun Day

October 27


Directory highlights

AyurYoga International - Ayurveda, naturopathy, reflexology, Reiki energy systems, pulse reading

The Round Clinic - Family oriented natural health center for fertility, maternity and child related services

John Masters Organics Hong Kong - Organic skin care, hair care and body care with functional ingredients

Elite PT Studio - Personal training, health and nutrition center

Tai Chi Place - Chief Instructor; Taichi and Baduanjin courses

The Vibe Tribe - Marketing and social media for sustainable and ethical business practices

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