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Earth Day 2024: Discover Ways To Participate In Hong Kong

Activities And Initiatives In Hong Kong—From Sustainable Shopping To Educational Resources For Kids

2024 Apr 22

This year, Earth Day falls on Monday 22 April 2024. It is an annual and global event, done to demonstrate support for environmental protection worldwide. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Planet vs Plastics” and the Earth Day organization is unwavering in its commitment to ending plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040. To learn more about ways to donate and support this international initiative, click here.

There are many ways to show support on Earth Day and throughout the year, whether it is to buy clothes sustainably (the fashion industry is responsible for 8% of greenhouse emissions!), go on a family hike, participate in a cleanup nearby, recycle, get educated about Hong Kong’s soon to be rolled-out waste charging scheme or even make your kids more climate and environmentally literate with our guide to practices for raising environmentally conscious kids in Hong Kong. Read on for ways to support Earth Day in Hong Kong!

 

  • JCVT Re-think Plastic & Hands-On For The Planet: Empower Families To Recycle

    Earth Day 2024

    In response to the strong calls to reduce, reuse, and recycle in Hong Kong, the 'ReThink Plastic' initiative, a partnership between HandsOn Hong Kong and V Cycle, is making significant strides. Starting in early 2022, it was revealed that hotel quarantine guests in Hong Kong alone used and disposed of over 100 million plastic items. Projections suggest that by 2030, Hong Kong could be sending 4.2 billion single-use takeaway containers to landfill annually. To combat this, 'ReThink Plastic' engages the community, especially encouraging volunteers to participate in the recycling process at the V Cycle factory. After a 45-minute briefing and tour, volunteers, including the elderly employed by V Cycle, assist in the factory's recycling operations. This initiative not only helps reduce plastic waste but also provides dignified work for elderly cardboard collectors. The program is open to volunteers aged 6 and above, with children between 6-12 required to be accompanied by a guardian.

    Sign up here!

  • Yew Cheung International School's TKO Experience Day

    April 20, 2024

    In celebration of Earth Day 2024, Yew Cheung International School is inviting kids along to create, experiment, and imagine in their open-plan spaces at their TKO campus. Your little environmentalists will partake in a recycled wearable art fashion walk, learn to make see bombs out of recycled paper and collaborate on art projects using sustainable materials. It's a fun learning experience that teaches kids how to use recycled materials in innovative and exciting ways. Sign up using this link!

    • Date: April 20, 2024 from 9:30am - 12:00pm
    • Where: 1/F, Savannah Place, 3 Chi Shin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
  • Earth Day Craft Fest

    April 20, 2024

    Celebrate Earth Day early with Grassroots Future and Africa Center on April 20th at the Earth Day Craft Fest! They will be hosting a craft market featuring the unique handiwork of various minority artisans, perfect for those who appreciate the art of handmade goods. Don't miss out on the chance to indulge in the Africa Center's scrumptious snacks too. Mark your calendars for a delightful and eco-friendly Saturday gathering!

    • When: April 20, 2024 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Where: Africa Center Hong Kong, 12/F, 21 Hillwood Road, TST, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, https://www.africacenterhk.com/
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    Hosting A Party? Go Green!

    Check Out Our Guide For Five Ways To Host Sustainably

    There are many ways to throw a gathering or a kid’s birthday party in Hong Kong. For your next one, why don’t you make it environmentally friendly? There are many ways to do so, from sustainable catering options to reusable serving ware, and party bag fillers, to the entertainment itself! And what’s more, it doesn’t need to break the bank! Click here to access our ultimate guide on five ways to host a sustainable event.

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    Conscious Gift Giving

    Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gifts In Hong Kong

    Between all the celebrations, sustainable shopping is becoming more important than ever. Over-consumption and waste often go hand-in-hand with gift-giving, but they don’t have to. Make your loved ones still feel special with gifts that are our conscious, sustainable, and low-waste. Go green with our Top 10 Eco-Friendly Gifts in Hong Kong!

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    Change Your Shopping Habits

    Groceries, Clothes & More
    • Groceries

    There are a number of eco-friendly and sustainable food shops all over Hong Kong, and that's a great way to start being more green. Slowood, who pride themselves in being eco-friendly and sustainable has now opened many stores for example. Our recently updated grocery shopping guide now contains a whole section where you can shop more sustainably as well as local grocers - check it out here now.

    • Clothes

    Fast fashion is one of the major factors which causes greenhouse emissions. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can now shop more sustainably from donating clothes, and renting or buying second-hand ones.

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