Families all over Hong Kong are becoming more and more eco-conscious. We strongly support these families in their hunt for a more conscious lifestyle and the brands and events that are helping them give back and change their ways! With Earth Day approaching, we are very lucky to have a slew of amazing events targeting the family. Check out our round-up of the 8 Earth Day events in Hong Kong for the whole family. See you there!
Green Is The New Black chose Earth Day weekend to give Hong Kong its very first Conscious Festival. The festival is not so much about nature as it is about nurture at large – about nurturing our environment, yes, but also our children, our minds and bodies, our businesses and creativity. You will find 2-days of mindful shopping (over 70 vendors), workshops, planet-happy food, educational games, live music, and plant-based glitter facepaint. It's for the whole family and it's free.
Bamboa, S304, Block Staunton, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong, website
From 9am-5pm on Earth Day, runners big and small are heading to Shatin for a race for the environment. Earth Run 2018 has a 5km, 2km, and 1.5km fun run for families too with everything going back to charity. There will also be internationally well-known balanced bikes Strider Bikes- Hong Kong and Macau authorized coaches to take the lead, and kids enjoy the fun of riding a balanced bike!
Hong Kong Science Park, Takahata Convention Center (Golden Egg), Hong Kong, https://earthrun.org
Head to the Hong Kong Space Museum and watch the OMNIMAX movie "Amazon Adventure" which tells an educational, inspirational, wild and true story of the 1850s explorer Henry Bates' scientific venture into the Amazonian rainforest. Feast your eyes on the green luxuriance, your brain on the cleverness of nature and your soul on the inspiration of break-throughs!
Hong Kong is a unique place as it offers an urban lifestyle but also a unique natural environment and rich biodiversity. Families are invited to bring their kids along to learn all about Hong Kong's biodiversity and how science and technology are contributing in the effort of sustainability in the city. There are loads of eco-friendly programs to explore - click here.
Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, http://www.hk.science.museum/scifest2018/eprogrammes_sustaining_earth_grid.php
To celebrate and honour Earth Day, 4 brands have collaborated together to create an Earth Day marketplace, to promote and bring awareness of the possibilities of living a green and organic lifestyle. The marketplace is held across from PMQ at Usagi Gallery (next to Yoga BamBam), from 2-6pm on Earth Day. Check out "Everyday Essential Oil" by teak d?TERRA workshop to learn more about using essential oils for the home and family. Also, check out their "Silent Disco & Wine Down Meditation" session in the afternoon.
Earth Day Marketplace, Usagi Gallery, Shop B, G/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.facebook.com/events/426134077857057/
For kids who love polar bears - this exhibition is for you. Jacada Travel is hosting a photo exhibition in collaboration with National Geographic award-winning photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski. Raising awareness on environmental protection and conservation, A Fragile Planet’ includes images by Ladzinski of awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife from Asia, Africa, South America and the Poles.
A Fragile Planet, The Haven-By Jacada Travel, 29/F, Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.jacadatravel.com/the-haven/?apac. By appointment only - email TheHaven@JacadaTravel.com.
Conscious Collective, Lightstage Events Venue, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, https://www.facebook.com/wearetccasia/