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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

 

Keep Lantau Beautiful screening Hemingway’s Tuesday 24th 7.30pm

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 in Events by Tracey

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Join us for a screening of PSP’s latest film, Keep Lantau Beautiful, designed to spark conversation and empower HK to take action to save some of its last remaining green space. Narrated by Carl Ng and featuring some of HK’s most incredible changemakers, this short fully bilingual film aims to stir shift up.

Can’t make the screening? Sign the petition at bit.ly/lantau and spread the word!

Hemingway’s Tuesday 24th 7.30pm FREE TICKETS need to be reserved at eventbrite. Numbers are limited and are booking fast.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-lantau-beautiful-screening-tickets-11941939663?aff=efbnend

World Ocean Day Beach Cleanup June 7th

Posted on June 4th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities by Tracey

This weekend will be the last beach cleanup before the summer break. Come and join us on Saturday morning at the North Plaza Beach (Sam Pak Wan) from 9-12pm.

We will provide the gloves and bags and also water bottle refills. (First aid is also there)

Please bring along a FULL refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen and sturdy footwear.

See you on the beach!

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