HK heartbeat #819 | 19 February 2019 |

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This week, we are getting it down.

Over the past 7 days, I have been noticing a spike in online petitions and calls to write letters. It is an activity I wholeheartedly support.

A quick online search often nets the name of a senior executive who might be surprised by the arrival of a letter inked on paper and placed in an envelope with a hand written address and a real postage stamp.

Getting attention is sometimes easier in the offline world.

Brands listen to direct comments from customers and most are surprised by how few letters they receive when so many people express their views so loudly on social media.

Fast fashion is wasteful, ecosystems need protection and fur is for animals.

New brands are arriving on shelves everywhere and some of them will be showcased this weekend. We have free Admission Tickets for the public to attend LOHAS Expo and the 5th annual Vegetarian Food Asia.

While we can't just shop our way out of this situation we have created, it's always fun to see innovative new products with heart.

In the meantime, we can make new friends with some old brands.

As customers, we have a whole lot of power.

What words are waiting in your pen?.


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Community Calendar

13 (7:30-10:30pm) Four Sentences to Change Your Mind | Hypnosis and Holistic Healing | details

17 (3-5:30pm) Sustainable Coffee Tasting | Ecompass HK | details

19 (7:30-9:30pm) DIY Chemical-free Beauty & Cleaning Products | Louise Corbett | details

21 (7-8:30pm) Unveiling Hong Kong Recycling | Alliance Francais | details

22-24 (Fri-Sat) LOHAS Expo & Vegetarian Food Asia | VNU + Baobab Tree Events | details

23-24 (12-5pm) Kowloon City Art Festival | 1a space | details

23 (12-5pm) Senior Dog Wellness Workshop | Paws in Motion | details

23 (1-4pm) TEDx Dauntless | TEDx Lingnan University | details

23 (10am-12pm)  DIY Composting Workshop  | HK Composting  | details

23 (1-4pm)  TEDx Dauntless | TEDx Lingnan University  | details

24 (7:45-9am)  Guiness World Record Yoga Attempt  | Japan Auction House  | details

24 (2-3:30pm)  Free Community Drum Jam at the Harbour  | Kumi Masunaga | details

27 (7-9pm) The Power of What if and Improv | Transcend International Group | details

Coming up

Mar 2 Mum & Child Empowerment DayFest

Mar 2 Holotropic Breathwork Retreat

Mar 9-10 Nutrition Detox Course

Mar 10 Hong Kong Formula E-Prix

Mar 23 Teen Empowerment DayFest

May 25 Women’s Empowerment DayFest

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