HK heartbeat #811 | 15 Jan 2019 |

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This week, we are seeing change.

While mining emails, newsletters and social media to produce the first calendar of 2019, I started recognizing a major shift that can't be overlooked.

It would take a huge chunk of time, but I am considering the task of building an archive of the 800 plus essays I have written as part of the weekly community update.

For the first time since the beginning, I can see the predicted future taking shape as new terms arrive in mainstream conversations -- single-use, circular economy, zero waste, conscious spending, food literacy.

Even the advertisers are inviting us to be inspired, transformed, uplifted.

It's always easy to see what's wrong.

Look at the smog that surrounds, the plastic that overwhelms, the junk food that beckons.

Like the shoots that are growing after Mangkhut, purpose businesses are popping up everywhere.

This is one of those months when I'd love to clone myself to join all the conversations and all the fun.

Instead, I will do a little happy dance and celebrate the arrival of corporates who care.

Doing business for good just makes sense when doing good feels so damn good.

Where do you see the shift?


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Corporations see opportunities in social responsible development



Community Calendar

15 (12-1:45pm) Wading Through Plastics | AmCham | details

15 (6:30pm) Chungking Mansions: a Ghetto | The Royal Geographical Society HK | details

16 (2-8pm) Urban Yard Sale & Resonant Yoga | Resonant Yoga | details

16 (6-7:30pm) Efficacy and Benefits of Fasting | AyurYoga | details

17 (6-8:30pm) Dream and Visions | Wild at Art | details

18 (12:30-1:30pm) Human Rights Investigations in the Digital Age | HKU | details

18 (6-7:30pm) Building and Maintaining a Strong Immune System | AyurYoga | details

19 (9:30am-5pm) Attract the energies you need | Alive Wellness | details

19 (10:30am-1pm) Vitaflex for Family Health | i-Living Wellness Centre | details

19 (10:30am-4pm) Green Charity Fair | Mighty Oaks | details

19 (2-4pm) 2019 Volunteer Induction Day | Green Hub | details

19 (2-5pm) Forest Bathing along the River | Kembali | details

19 (3-5pm) Yoga and Aromatherapy Workshop | Gecko Yoga Academy | details

21 (6:45-7:35pm) Breath Work for Mind Body Performance | i-Living Wellness Centre | details

22 (7:30-9:30pm) Natural Beauty Products Workshop | Make and Do Hong Kong | details

23 (6am-6pm) Big Bird Race | WWF Hong Kong | details

23 (7-8:30pm) Discover the Wonders of KFBG | Green Drinks | details

24 (6:30-9:30pm) Democracy and Gender | Goethe-Institut | details

24 (7-9pm) Branding for Wellness | Wellness 360 | details

26 (11am-2pm) Rooftop Farm to Table CNY Brunch | Garage Academy | details

27 (2-5pm) Invitation to Pause: Cultivating Joy | Shan Studios | details

29 (7:30-10:30pm) Sacred Women's Circle | Human Design | details

30 (12-3pm) Fitness and Wellness Event | Hong Kong Living | details

31 (6-9:30pm) Positive News Pop-Up Exhibition | MANA! Cafe | details

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