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Food Waste Composting in DB

Posted on September 17th, 2017 in Food,Recycling,Uncategorized by Dana Winograd

There has been a food waste composting programme for household organic waste running in DB for the past few years. If you are not part of the programme, please contact your village management office to find out if you can be involved. Every village has at minimum one food waste bin.

The instructions are posted below. The main things to remember are:

  • Do NOT put plastic bags in the bin – throw your food waste in loose
  • Only chicken and fish bones – no other animal bones
  • No liquid – should be as dry as possible
  • No hard pits/shells such as avocado, walnuts, etc
  • No corn cobs or husks

If you put in the wrong materials you risk contaminated the entire lot, especially if you put in a plastic bag.

The bins are collected from the villages between 9am and 12 noon.

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone was composting their food waste!

 

 

Missed the post typhoon family beach clean ups?

Posted on September 9th, 2017 in Beach Clean-up by Sabine Behrendt

Our next regularly scheduled monthly community beach clean up is coming up next Saturday 16Sept, 10am-12pm. @ NIM SHUE WAN. This is a special cleanup where we are collecting data on the rubbish we pick up which will become part of the global data collected for the International Coastal Cleanup project!

 

10 Year Anniversary Beach Cleanup & Family Fun Day! SUNDAY AUG 20TH

Posted on August 15th, 2017 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events by Tracey

For 10 years DB Green has been organising beach cleanups in Discovery Bay and we want to celebrate this milestone! Over the years thousands of people have helped remove tens of thousands of kilograms of mostly plastic rubbish from DB beaches, making a huge difference to the safety and the cleanliness of our natural playgrounds.

We want you to come and enjoy a day of action and fun on SUNDAY AUGUST 20TH. After a quick beach cleanup we will have some good old fashioned family fun building sandcastles with Castles Can Fly Hong Kong so don’t forget to bring your buckets and spades! There will be a competition (with great prizes) for the following 3 categories:
1. Best sandcastle using natural decorations
2. Best sandcastle using rubbish from the beach cleanup
3. Best family sandcastle

Schedule for the afternoon:
1-2pm: Beach cleanup
2pm: Sandcastle building competition
4.15-5pm: Prize giving and sausage sizzle

Refreshments will also be available throughout the event from the XTC Gelato cart! Enjoy an ice cream whilst learning more about plastic marine pollution and caring for our beaches as well as finding out ways you could volunteer for DB Green and in your community

RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE to let us know you are coming!

With thanks to LoveTogether DB for sponsoring this community event and the local DB businesses supporting with a prize PizzaExpress Hong Kong 香港愉景灣酒店 Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong and Hemingway’s DB

For the beach cleanup reusable cotton gloves will be supplied as will rubbish bags and buckets, water refills for your reusable water bottle (don’t forget to bring it!) and first aid. There will be basic handwashing facilities there too.

Please make sure you bring sun protection (hat/sunscreen), bug spray and wear closed toe shoes. You are very welcome to bring your own buckets and spades for making sandcastles! The more the better 🙂

Last beach clean up before summer break on Saturday 3 June 9-11 am @ Nim Shue Wan!

Posted on May 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Last chance to join a DB Green Community beach clean up before the summer break! Saturday 3 June 9-11 am @ Nim Shue Wan. See you at the beach!

 

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Next DB Green Community Beach Clean up is on Saturday 13th May 3-5 pm @Sam Pak Wan

Posted on May 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

It’s the time of the year where we all love to get out to our great beaches – let’s make sure they will be nice and clean!! If you would like to help, join our next DB Green community beach clean up on Saturday 13th May 3-5 pm @ Sam Pak Wan.

 

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Next DB Green Community Beach Clean up is on Sunday 23rd April 9-11 am @ Nim Shue Wan

Posted on April 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Join us for our next beach clean up at Nim Shue Wan on Sunday 23 April 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 !!

 

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Minimalism – The Film – Films 4 Change – 21st March

Posted on March 19th, 2017 in DB Green Matters,Events,Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Our next Films 4 Change documentary is timely and very relevant to us living in Hong Kong. An entertaining change promoting watch for the whole family!

How might your life be better with less?
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
This feature-length documentary from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known as “The Minimalists” to their millions of fans and followers, will appeal to audiences who are curious about simple living and what benefits it could bring to their own lives.
The film takes audiences inside the lives of minimalists across America from various walks of life, and it examines the burgeoning “simple living” movement from compelling social, political, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Running time: 79 minutes, followed by a short discussion

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Trailer and more info: www.minimalismfilm.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minimalismfilm/

Next DB Green Community Beach Clean up coming up on Sunday 12 March, 3-5 pm @Sam Pak Wan

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Join us for our next beach clean up at Sam Pak Wan on Sunday 12 March from 3-5 pm. 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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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!

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