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Beach Cleanup today…reminder :-)

Posted on October 10th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

Just a small reminder we have a beach cleanup today (Saturday) at Sam Pak Wan- (North Plaza Beach). 1pm – 4pm.

A big turnout would be fantastic as the beach needs our help.

Right now 2 of our beach cleanup leaders- Tracey Read and Angie Bucu are about to commence the MoonTrekker walk- starts at 11:20pm and they must finish within 10 hrs. GOOD LUCK GUYS- see you tomorrow afternoon!

Don’t forget your own water bottles, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat/cap, shoes.

Kate

BEACH CLEANUP SATURDAY- Spread the word!

Posted on October 6th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

Hi there!

We have a beach cleanup this Saturday at Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza Beach) 1pm-4pm and we want a HUUUUGGGEE turnout so please spread the word by all means possible.

-Forward on this poster to all your friends and family in Hong Kong, put it on your Facebook page, tell your schools, clubs and gym!

-Print out the poster and put it on your golf cart or give a copy to your favourite restaurant or retail outlet or anywhere you frequent.

-Whats App it, Twitter it or (or is that tweet it) or whatever else is out there in the world of communications these days that I haven’t kept up with.

LET PEOPLE KNOW and come down and help clean up this beautiful but currently dreadfully littered beach!

I will try to post some photos of the state of the beach later in the week. It was totally destroyed by the last typhoon that went through and really needs our help- plus the nurdles have reemerged- possibly from sacks that were previously not found from the nurdle disaster in 2012 but have now found there way to the surface!

HELP! It’s an SOS call! Or perhaps an SOB (Save Our Beach) call!

Hope to see you there this Saturday- please bring plenty of water in your refillable water bottles, sturdy footwear, insect repellent, sunscreen and friends and family. If you have a rake or can get hold of one by Saturday please bring along too.

Thanks! Now spread the word!

Kate

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WEEE pickup SUNDAY 9am-6pm Near Post Office

Posted on September 20th, 2014 in Events,Recycling,Resources by Kate Wade

WHOOPS! Just got back to find out it’s actually SUNDAY for the WEEE pick up- 9am-6pm near the post office! Not Saturday.

Sorry if you went down Saturday!!! Here’s my previous post….

Looking to get rid of any unwanted electronic items in a safe way?

WEEE recycling poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed (including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and certain flame retardants).

There is a WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) collection near the post office SATURDAY. See your lobby or management office for the notice of times. This opportunity doesn’t happen very often so please take advantage of it! 

Have a great weekend,

Kate

SATURDAY 9-12 BOTH BEACH CLEANUPS

Posted on September 19th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

It’s confirmed- beach cleanup at both Nim Shue Wan and North Plaza beaches! 9am-12noon. Have you got a rake or a net- please bring along.

Tracey says she has found two bags from the 2012 pellet spill that have washed up and a lot of pellets all over the beach as well as a HUGE amount of trash. A LOT of people are needed here (with rakes and water nets if you have one!). Please help if you can.

Details: North Plaza or Nim Shue Wan (North Plaza is the worst affected beach) Discovery Bay
Gloves and bags provided
BYO refillable water bottle (we supply filtered water refills only)
Protective shoes a must

BRING SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY- many hands…

Have a great day! Wish I was there but I’ll hope to get down late afternoon and check it out…

Cheers,
Kate

DOUBLE BEACH CLEANUP SATURDAY

Posted on September 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Kate Wade

It’s confirmed- beach cleanup at both Nim Shue Wan and North Plaza beaches! 9am-12noon. Have you got a rake or a net- please bring along.

Tracey says she has found two bags from the 2012 pellet spill that have washed up and a lot of pellets all over the beach as well as a HUGE amount of trash. A LOT of people are needed here (with rakes and water nets if you have one!). Please help if you can.

Details: North Plaza or Nim Shue Wan (North Plaza is the worst affected beach) Discovery Bay
Gloves and bags provided
BYO refillable water bottle (we supply filtered water refills only)
Protective shoes a must

BRING SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY- many hands…

Have a great day! Wish I was there but I’ll hope to get down late afternoon and check it out…

Cheers,
Kate

BEACH CLEANUP SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

Posted on September 18th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

Sorry for the late notice- time slipped away this week- but hopefully you already had the date in your diary! This cleanup is meant to be a special worldwide ocean cleanup but the rubbish on the beaches (especially North Plaza beach) is particularly horrific so counting cigarette stubs and plastic cutlery will be difficult! The beach cleanup is meant to be at Nim Shue Wan 9am-12noon- but keep an eye on our Facebook pages as I think Tracey, Dana and Angie may have plans to change this to North Plaza beach or both beaches…

https://www.facebook.com/PlasticDisasterHongKong?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/DBGreenHK

Cheers,

Kate

WEEE COLLECTION POST OFFICE SATURDAY

Posted on September 18th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,DB as a city,Events,Recycling,Resources by Kate Wade

Looking to get rid of any unwanted electronic items in a safe way?

WEEE recycling poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed (including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and certain flame retardants).

There is a WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment) collection near the post office SATURDAY. See your lobby or management office for the notice of times. This opportunity doesn’t happen very often so please take advantage of it! 

Then don’t forget there is a beach cleanup Saturday also. The North Plaza beach is particularly bad so check https://www.facebook.com/DBGreenHK and https://www.facebook.com/PlasticDisasterHongKong?fref=ts to check the latest news. Currently the venue is Nim Shue Wa (the beach near the Marina) but we may be looking to do both. Unfortunately I’m away with work so please check the Facebook pages for more information from Tracey, Dana and Angie.

Have a great weekend,

Kate

Post lantern festival beach cleanup Tuesday morning

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events,Resources by Kate Wade

Well, we’ve had our little summer hiatus and it’s back to the monthly beach cleanups till Christmas. Except this month we’ve got 2! That’s right- we’re kicking off the season with our annual post lantern festival beach cleanup on the main Kai Tak beach, where we can witness what an evening of single use items, looks like the next day.

The lantern festival Monday night is a lovely event for families but it would be so much better if people bought down their beautiful REUSABLE lanterns rather than buying cheap gaudy plastic ones that are only ever intended to make it through one night. Have you got a lovely lantern you already own at home you can bring down this time? How about a pretty paper one? Even better hand made with recycled paper. Do you have some battery powered fairy lights to add interest to your plot of the beach or that can be used inside your paper lantern? We have found small reusable torches inside also very effective. Here a few websites that might inspire you….

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Lantern

http://www.pinterest.com/laucartin/diy-paper-lantern/

http://www.meandmydiy.com/2013/07/paper-lanterns.html

In any case the next morning there is a fun beach cleanup. It is a great cleanup for young children as they love to pick up the left over glow sticks and barely used lanterns left on the beach. Starts at 9am on the main DB beach.Last years Post Lantern Festival great glowstick lineup

Last years Post Lantern Festival great glowstick lineup

Bring your own water (in reusable bottles of course), sunscreen, insect repellent. And enjoy!

Kate

Saturday DBIS Back to School Fair

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in CAS Activities,Events by Kate Wade

Welcome back to a new school year!

Come and say hello at DBIS Saturday morning 9 till 1pm. DB Green will have a stall along with lots of DB based organisations to show you what’s on offer in our community this new year. Ask any green related questions and find out what we’re up to, what you can join in on (especially for those secondary students requiring community service work) and when.

See you there!

Kate

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Flea Market today Sunday 27th- no DB Green stall

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Kate Wade

Hi everyone,

Despite our requests not to hold a flea market in the middle of the school holidays they have put this one in. Unfortunately Dana, Tracey and myself are all away so we won’t be holding a stall today however if you have things to donate then please just donate to any one of the charity stalls along the wall from the bank to the post office. Its all about reduce, reuse and recycle for us.

The next flea market is not until December which is crazy but we will be looking at trying to hold one in the large area of the Siena 2 gardens so standby for news on that one.

Hope you’re having a good weekend! It’s 1 degree Celsius tonight in Rotorua, NZ where I am- and although a nice break from Hong Kongs heat I’m thinking I’ll appreciate that heat in a couple of weeks time!

Cheers,

Kate

 

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