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Saturday 1-4pm Beach Cleanup Nim Shue Wan

Posted on February 4th, 2015 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events by Kate Wade

Hi DB Green,

Just a wee reminder this Saturday (7th Feb) we have our first beach cleanup of the year. Nim Shue Wan is the beach near where you take the ferry to Mui Wo or Peng Chau (if you’re new to DB). Head towards the Marina.

The DB Green beach cleanups are for individuals, families, community groups and school students to make a positive difference to the beaches and sea. Everyone is welcome! We will supply washable and reusable cotton gloves (you are also welcome to bring your own), trash bags (for landfill and for recycling), water bottle refills and first aid.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and shoes that protect your feet. Bring your own refillable water bottle please (not single use disposable water bottles- we hate those!), sunscreen and insect repellent. See you on the beach!

Hope to see you there!




Posted on January 18th, 2015 in Events,Recycling by Kate Wade

Good Morning,

Just a reminder to pop down to plaza today. Amongst the numerous activities there will also be a book exchange table where you can bring down your unwanted books and change for a new one. Or just pick up a book for free. Also there is a Waste Electronic Collection so if you have any old appliances you don’t know what to do with or how to get rid of properly please bring those down also. Numerous other activities too. See previous post.

See you down there today from 11am onwards.




Posted on January 16th, 2015 in Events,Recycling by Kate Wade

Hi there followers of DB Green,

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope your environmental New Years resolutions are going along swimmingly. To get you in the groove and reinvigorate your recycling ethos- head to the plaza this Sunday! It’s Recycling Day with all kinds of info, games, activities, bands, school performances etc. Any volunteers to help with the DB Green stall would be great? Email me on if you can help out.

Date: 18 January 2015 (Sunday) Time: 11:00am – 5:30pm

Venue: DB Plaza

日期: 2015年1月18日 (星期日) 時間: 上午11時至下午5時30分 地點: 愉景廣場




Live music and dance performances


Information on waste reduction and separation programs

Environmentally friendly product displays

Salvation Army recycling program

Date: 18 January 2015 (Sunday) Time: 11:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: DB Plaza


2015 Beach Cleanup Schedule February to June

Posted on January 7th, 2015 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events by Tracey


2015 Beach Cleanup Schedule

The DB Green community beach cleanup program enables individuals, families, community groups and school students the ability to make a positive difference to the beaches and sea. Whether you want to participate because it is a fun, social and meaningful way to spend time with family and friends or you want a bit of purposeful exercise, or for students to help fulfil extracurricular requirements, we welcome your help and support.

DB Green supplies washable and reusable cotton gloves (you are also welcome to bring your own), trash bags (for landfill and for recycling), water bottle refills and first aid.

We ask that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather and shoes that protect your feet (there are hazards – particularly broken glass) and a full reusable water bottle.

If a school group would like to participate in one of the scheduled beach cleanups please contact dana (at) to arrange. *

If your company would like to participate in a beach cleanup please contact corporate (at) to arrange a tailor made program to suit your needs. *

Looking forward to seeing you on the beaches in 2015!
Kate, Angie, Dana & Tracey

PS If you can’t make these dates you can always go to a beach anytime that suits you and do a mini clean – every effort counts!

* when using the above email addresses, please replace the (at) with @ The above is written to avoid spam being sent to these email addresses. We have enough rubbish to get rid of from the beaches, we don’t need it filling our inboxes too!

Final Flea Market for 2014 – Dec 7th! HELP NEEDED PLEASE.

Posted on December 5th, 2014 in Events by Tracey

DB Green will be clearing out our store room for the last flea market this coming Sunday 7th Dec from 12 – 5pm.

Lots of books!! Lots of good odds and ends too.

We really need help on Sunday from 10am. If you can spare an hour or more it would be greatly appreciated!

All proceeds contribute to the tree planting that is done in the spring.

If you have anything you would like to donate our stall is near the post office.

Thank you very much for your support over this last year.

Final Beach Cleanup for 2014! Dec 6th 1-4pm North Plaza

Posted on December 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Tracey

Please come and join us for the last beach cleanup of 2014.

We will be at the North Plaza beach in Discovery Bay – Sam Pak Wan.

Time 1-4pm
Everyone Welcome!

Please bring a refillable water bottle and wear appropriate clothes and shoes – it will be chilly!

We will supply gloves, bags and water refills.

Thank you for your support of our beach cleanup events this year we look forward to planning next year’s calendar of cleanups.

See you on the beach!

Kate, Dana, Tracey & Angie

Pollution Free Christmas Gifts at the DBIS Food Fair!

Posted on November 14th, 2014 in Events,Fund Raising,Green Gift Ideas,Recycling,Resources by Kate Wade
Dear DB Green,
I was forwarded this great idea by email… thought you might be interested!
If you have items that you don’t think make the grade or don’t get around to by the 22nd November there is the flea market in the plaza on the 7th December 12noon to 5pm. All the charity stalls (including DB Green) are on the back wall from the bank to the Post Office so you can bring your items to donate to us then. Volunteers welcome for that too! We have a large stock pile as there was a long time between flea markets this time so would be happy for some help!
“Dear friends and neighbors,
Please read below about the stall I will be running at the DBIS Food Fair on November 22nd to reduce the environmental impact of Christmas shopping while raising funds for Enrich, the charity I founded to support the economic empowerment of migrant women. Hope that many of you will be able to come to the fair and bring with you your unwanted gifts and quality new like toys and games.
If you are not able to attend the fair but are interested in donating items please email to make another arrangement.  Please note that this is not a flea market. Please only donate quality new like toys and games that would make suitable Christmas gifts for DB kids aged under 12.
If we have enough interest and donations, I plan to run an additional Christmas gift sale at my flat on Tuesday 2nd December 9am-11am and 8-9pm so that you can do your Christmas shopping without the kids. Please let me know if you are interested in this and I will share photos of what toys are available. Please do also let me know if you would like volunteer to help me run any of these events.
Thank you very much for your kind support on this. Welcome to share this message with friends.
Best wishes,
Air pollution in Hong Kong gets very bad in autumn. Why? This is the time when factories across the border are rushing to fill orders in time for Christmas gift shoppers around the world.  Workers work overtime and toxic air coming out of the factories is at an all-time high.
How would our air in DB smell and look if no one bought new gifts for Christmas?
This year the DBIS Food Fair will have a stall selling quality second hand children’s toys so that parents can buy a Christmas gift for their children without damaging the planet.
Please support this effort by donating your unwanted gifts and lightly used quality toys: especially wooden toys and complete board games and puzzles for kids up to the age of 12.
This stall will benefit Hong Kong charity Enrich which supports the economic empowerment of migrant women, primarily domestic workers (helpers). Not only does your support reduce the consumption and production of new toys, the money raised goes towards Enrich’s programmes in Hong Kong

To donate, simply drop your items off at Enrich’s stall in front of the DBIS Globe Theatre, anytime from 11.30am to 1pm on November 22nd, the day of the fair.

Unsold gifts will be offered at a reduced price to domestic workers who want to send Christmas gifts home to their own children, or sold at the DB flea market to raise funds for DB charities.


Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Air and Water Quality,Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

Hi DB Green,

Nearing the end of the year and our second to last beach cleanup. This one is at Nim Shue Wan (the beach near where you get the ferry to Peng Chau or Mui Wo).

Date: SUNDAY 9th November

Time: 1-4pm

Where: Nim Shue Wan beach

Bring: Friends and family, sunscreen, your own water bottle (preferably not single use water bottles- they are our nemesis!), insect repellent, hat.  

We will provide: Water to refill your bottle, bags, gloves and a big smile!

Hope to see you there!

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Send off at DB Main Beach 7:30am Wednesday (tomorrow!)

Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Air and Water Quality,Beach Clean-up,Events,Fund Raising by Kate Wade

Dear DB Green,

A 5 day, 75km swim around Lantau Island to raise money for DB based NGO Plastic Free Seas (run by Tracey and Dana) floating classroom kicks off tomorrow!

To help send these 2 incredible DB athletes on their way (Bruce Pye and Olivier Baillet), please show your support by turning up to the main beach tomorrow morning between 7:30am and 7:45am. A large turn out would be awesome!

There are numerous other activities going on over the 5 day swim around Lantau and your support for any you can make would be fantastic. Check out the web page      or keep up to date on the Facebook page

Bring all your kids, friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and see you at the beach!


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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.


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