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Films 4 Change Feb 21 screening – Tomorrow (Demain)

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

The next instalment is the movie “Tomorrow” (French: Demain/ Chinese: “自己地球自己救”). Visit us on facebook here.


In English, French and English subtitles

Tomorrow provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place. This film documents how today’s actions contribute to the change of our tomorrow world. Ecological rights advocate, Cyril Dion and actress-filmmaker Melanie Laurent, together with a team of four, travel to ten countries to investigate how the problems evolved and how to avoid them.
During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education and begin to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

The film is organized into five topics: 1) Agriculture 2) Energy 3) Economy 4) Democracy 5) Education. It provides a comprehensive look at how people from all walks of life including farmers, teachers, researchers, and citizens can contribute to the solution in creating a greener and more sustainable planet with limited but significant effort. This is a mind provoking documentary inspiring us to become responsible citizens and work to save our planet.

Visit the website at: https://www.demain-lefilm.com/en/solutions

We will be joined by Benita Chick from Earthwatch after the film screening, at 21h30. Benita will share with us some details on Earthwatch’s action in Hong Kon…g and their Freshwater Watch program which illustrate the purpose of “Tomorrow”: how we can all get involved in local issues at any level and how communities can take matters into their own hands, rather than relying on governments or corporations to take action.

Our speaker
As Regional Manager of Earthwatch based in Hong Kong, Benita Chick oversees Earthwatch’s scientific research and engagement programs and activities in the Asia Pacific region, and manages regional relationships with corporate partners and scientists.
She is actively involved with a variety of environmental education projects.

About Earthwatch
Earthwatch is an international environmental charity founded in 1971, with scientific field research projects all over the world.
Together with volunteers from all fields of the society, Earthwatch conducts vital research into climate change, ecosystem services, ocean health and cultural heritage by supporting scientific research conducted by leading scientists from a range of disciplines. The results form the necessary basis for future decisions about the environment.
https://www.facebook.com/EarthwatchHK/
http://www.earthwatch.org.hk/

Films 4 Change Movie Nights in DB is a monthly event showcasing documentary films with important and relevant themes on the environment, sustainability and health. You can visit our page on facebook for more information about upcoming screenings.

February Beach Clean up on Saturday 11 Feb, 9-11 am @ Nim Shue Wan

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Join us for our next beach clean up at Nim Shue Wan on Saturday 11 February, from 9-11 am. All you need to do is to bring a full reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe flat shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather. We supply cotton gloves which we wash and reuse, and rubbish bags. If you are a school or community group please let us know how many people are coming ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

DB Beach Clean up schedule Feb – June is out!

Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Beach Clean-up by Sabine Behrendt

Wishing everyone a clean, healthy and happy year of the Rooster! Kung Hei Fat Choi and see you at the beach!

The DB Green Team

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Join us for one or more of our beach cleanups this year. All you need to do is to bring a full reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe flat shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather. We supply cotton gloves which we wash and reuse, and rubbish bags. If you are a school or community group please let us know how many people are coming ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

Flea Market today! 12-5pm

Posted on January 21st, 2017 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi all and Happy New Year!

Today in the main plaza is the flea market where goods get to have a second chance at fulfilling their purpose in life….. instead of becoming landfill.

If you’ve been struggling to come up with a New Years resolution for 2017 or for Chinese New Year than how about you copy mine for the year.      DON’T BUY ANYTHING NEW!     My aim this year is to get out of the cycle of consumerism and have a year of NOT buying anything new- nothing for the household and nothing for me- no clothes, no socks, nothing. Consumables are OK- food, toilet paper, sellotape etc but all attempts should be made to use up whats in the house first.

Buying second hand is fine too, so tomorrow’s flea market presents an opportunity to find anything that one might need at a WAY cheaper price than you would find brand new. Likewise it gives you an opportunity to clear a few things from your house that are no longer getting use of and giving it a chance to get some love by donating to us to sell on! All donations welcome. Please bring as close to 12 noon though so we have a good chance of selling it.

DB MAIN PLAZA

Time: 12noon-5pm

Where: Near the stretch of stalls between HSBC and the post office. 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

All the best for a green 2017 and Year Of The Rooster!!

Kate

Films 4 Change …a new community program

Posted on December 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Hello friends of DB Green.  Wishing you all a wonderful New Year.

In 2017 we bring you a new program called Films 4 Change.

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Films 4 Change is a monthly movie night showcasing documentary films with important and relevant themes on the environment, sustainability and health & wellness.

As a community event we want to encourage conversation and action within the community and how we can all make a difference or be a part of the change. To facilitate such a discussion each film screening will include an invited guest expert to talk to our audience about the issue as it relates to Hong Kong and how people can get involved.

Our first two trial films, Just Eat It, a food waste film, and Bag It, a film about Plastic Waste, where successfully received by the community.

Since the screening of Just Eat It a few families in our community have volunteered for Feeding HK one of a few food waste charities working in HK to reduce food waste whilst also working to get unsold foods to those individuals and families in need.

Since screening Bag It we have established a plastic footprint challenge facebook group. You can find out more by visiting this page and taking up the 2 week challenge!

A start to the year with That Sugar Film

We have a number of interesting films lined up starting on January 10th 2017 with “That Sugar Film”. You can visit our event page on facebook here.

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Some of the other films we’ve got lined up for the first half of 2017 include:
Demain / Tomorrow February 21
Minimalism March 21
The True Cost April 25
Racing Extinction May 23
Shorts (TBA) June 6

Please note: dates are subject to change – look out for details on the event pages.

So come and join for our first community screening for 2017 on Jan 10 at Zaks in Discovery Bay.  Like our facebook page and tell your friends.

Wishing you a very happy and peaceful 2017.

Angie, Sophie & Myriam

January 2017 Beach Cleanup

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Dana Winograd

Join us for our first beach cleanup of the new year on January 15 at Sam Pak Wan from 3-5pm. All you need to do is to bring a full reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe flat shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather. We supply cotton gloves which we wash and reuse, and rubbish bags. If you are a school or community group please let us know how many people are coming ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

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Next DB Community Beach Clean up on Sunday 6 November

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Our next DB community beach clean up is on Sunday 6th November 9-11 am @ Sam Pak Wan !

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach!

The Team at DB Green

DB Community Beach Clean up Sunday 2 October @3-5 Nim Shue Wan!

Posted on September 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Our next DB community beach clean up is on Sunday 2nd October 3-5 pm @ Nim Shue Wan !

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach!

The Team at DB Green

DB Community Beach Clean Up on Sat 3rd September

Posted on August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Holidays are over and our DB community beach clean ups are back on schedule next Saturday 3rd September 3-5 pm @ Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza Beach)!

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach! 

The Team at DB Green

 

Discovery Bay Community Beach Cleanups 2016

Posted on August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Tracey

The cleanup dates are set for the rest of 2016 – mark them in your diaries now!

At each beach cleanup there are experienced leaders to enhance your beach cleanup. Learn more about the local plastic pollution issue as well as understanding the global picture!

Gloves, bags and water refills will be provided.

Please wear closed toe shoes (no flip-flops!), sun protection, bug spray and bring a full reusable water bottle!

Invite your friends and family to join you – see you on the beach soon!
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