HK heartbeat #800 | 23 Oct 2018 |

Quick links: Last week | Read online | Mobile edition | Calendar | Marketplace | Directory

[First Name]

This week we are feeling the love.

Today we are marking another year of HK heartbeat -- we're 17 today.

And we are celebrating the originals who inspired this adventure all those moons ago.

Our original name lasted exactly 5 days and then it was a scramble to register a new domain and get HK heartbeat up and running the following Tuesday after the new name came to me during a weekend mindfulness workshop.

Beginning with the humble email newsletter, we hosted our first event to launch the print directory in 2005 and started building the website directory in 2006 to maintain current listings online. Our first online guide was launched in 2014. We will be bringing you a new series of special features to introduce members with conscious gifts and helpful hints in time for a healthy, happy holiday season.

I am a geek at heart, so it makes sense to grow with tech and embrace digital social to connect with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ... we have already outlasted Google+ and new member services are in the works.

Now, we're getting help from Green Queen and Liv magazine -- Sonalie, Tracy and Sarah have proven their passion for sustainable living by keeping the lights on in our expensive city. We're happy they've joined the fun to reach an even wider audience, outlasting numerous publications that have come and gone over the years.

You can join our celebration with special offers until the end of the month.

What would you like to see in our next chapter?


HK heartbeat

"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates

HK heartbeat is produced with the generous support of our personal and business members. If you haven't already done so, please register as a free Community Member to stay in touch and consider a contribution.

Members | Calendar | Directory | Marketplace Contribute

Shared on social ...

Mangkhut trees headed for the landfill

Massive plan to reclaim land gets heat from opponents

Doctors in Scotland can now prescribe nature to patients

Why we should eat dinner at 2pm

Humans have destroyed 83% of all wildlife


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

Members | DirectoryFeatures | Guides

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 9-11 Clockenflap

Nov 10 Women's Empowerment DayFest

Nov 10-11 GreenFest

Nov 17 March of The Rainbow Penguins

Nov 24 9th Harbourfront Bike-ride for Pollution Free

Calendar | FeaturedList an event

Shi Fu Miz Festival

October 27-28

Lamma Fun Day

October 27


November 10-11


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

DirectoryFeatured | Guides | Members

Fresh content and local contacts for everyday choices ... naturally

Hong Kong's first and only natural living network has been connecting individuals, businesses and organizations since we launched in 2001, sharing authentic content and verified contacts for clean, green, healthy products, services and programs. We have everything you're looking for -- even when you're not sure what you're looking for -- chemical-free health and beauty, lifestyle services, whole food, sustainable fashion, eco-style, green gadgets and more ...

Everything is connected. Listen to your own heartbeat.


+852 6628 6153