HK heartbeat connections #888 | 9 Oct 2018 |

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This week we are remembering the beginning.

You might have seen my note yesterday, reaching out for your support.

Last year, I took some personal time when I started to feel the impact on my physical being of constant stress without relief. I reflected and reviewed and returned with a fresh determination to walk my talk ... and a promise to myself that I would practice asking for help.

Operating independently in the world's most expensive city is an ongoing adventure. Finding balance is a challenge echoed by our members who are pioneering new businesses today in service to tomorrow. Gone are the days of weekends away and the delicious holidays that came with a regular salary.

We get up early, stay up late, work more and play less and put our own health at risk for the health of our customers and our community and our environment.

In the beginning, we were a few and now we are more.

Today, our screens are peppered with gloom and doom with the new climate report released yesterday -- a report commissioned in 2015 when we already knew that changing our behavior is no longer optional.

This is not new information. We have been talking about a new awareness for at least 10 years.

The difference now is that issues like single-use plastic have made mainstream media headlines.

Words are powerful and the words that point to the real issue are pollution and waste.

Pollution -- air, sea, land, light ...

Waste -- food, oil/plastic, water ...

Our community is at the forefront of change and we are committed to making your life a little easier.

With your assistance, we will continue to serve our volunteers and organizations who offer real solutions.

To encourage you to join today as a paid member, I am offering you 2001 rates to be the change.

Spread the word in the weekly bulletin with a listing for your own business or sponsor non-profit.

Can I count on your support?


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Member highlights

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


October Calendar

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

10 (7-8:30pm) Cleaner Closet, Cleaner Planet | Green Drinks | 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 | Shi Fu Miz | event details

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

Coming Up

Nov 4 & 5 2018 Walk for Nature

Nov 10 Zero Waste Week

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 - 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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