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Ocean Art Walk 2014 12th April-4th May, Stanley Promenade

Posted on April 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Kate Wade

Starting today 12th April until the 4th May: Ocean Art Walk 2014 which will be held in Stanley. The art walk features sculptures and installations, a photography collection and a series of dance performances. Liina Klaus will be exhibiting an interactive installation called ‘垃圾排檔’ or ‘lost’n'found’ using local beach rubbish. See picture below.

There is a program for the whole family including free guided tours (at 11am and 1pm weekends- need to pre-register at yan@hkyaf.com) for the art walk and dance performances 12 April at 2.30pm and on 13, 19 and 20 April at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. For more info see http://liinaklauss.blogspot.hk/ The event initiated by ocean recovery alliance and hk youth art foundation raises awareness for our oceans through visual arts and performance arts.

What a great day out these school holidays!

Kate

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Beach Cleanup Saturday, Tree Planting Sunday

Posted on April 11th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,Events,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

A busy Green weekend!

BEACH CLEANUP: Saturday 1-4pm to at Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza beach).

Beach cleanup- bring your own water bottle and we’ll provide water refill, gloves, and, if you’ve worked really hard we’ll get some pizza to replenish you at the end!

TREE PLANTING: Sunday 9am till 4pm

Go up the road towards the golf course, taking a right at the concrete road that leads to the Lookout. Go about 100m and look for people on the hill on your left. If you can’t see anyone call the following numbers (they might be just on the other side of the hill). John Horwood on 9457 5548 or his wife Tiareti on 97328985. This is the first tree planting of the season and as they say- many hands make light work. All volunteers, experienced or not are welcome. We can usually find easy areas for our young folks to have a go and for some strapping students etc we’ll find you some tougher spots. Wear long trousers and long sleeve shirt and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Bring your own water supply and picnic lunch if you’re making a day of it.

Hope to see you at one or both this busy weekend.

Cheers,

Kate

 

Little MIss Green final stock sale 7 & 8th April

Posted on April 7th, 2014 in Events,Green Gift Ideas by Kate Wade
Hi DB Green,
Here is a message from Tracey- one of our founding members. As her NGO Plastic Free Seas is going ahead in leaps and bounds, she has no time to continue with her eco gift store Little Miss Green The Party Queen, so she is selling off all her stock over the next couple of days! See her message below. Great time to get in and get a bargain for your kiddies, their friends numerous birthday parties and other family and little friends! See the message from Tracey below.
Shop GREEN!
Kate
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Hello friend of Little Miss Green,

The absolute final stock clearance from Little Miss Green The Party Queen will be on 7 and 8 April at 3H Seabee Lane in Discovery Bay   9-5pm

Everything is reduced to clear.  Please note sale prices are not listed on the website, only available in person on Monday and Tuesday.
Piggy Paint nail polish  - $70
Wooden games, toys, puzzles and jigsaws from $20
Organic cotton toys and clothes from $40
Fabric decorations and party bags from $10
Sandwich wraps for waste free lunches from $50
Beeswax birthday candle pack $20
Much, much more from 50c …
2 days only,  Please help me spread the word.  Come and say goodbye!
Thank you so much to all my loyal customers over the years.
Thanks,
Tracey
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Posted on February 19th, 2014 in CAS Activities,Events,Fund Raising by Tracey

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The Discovery Bay Flea market is on this Sunday from 12-5pm. As always DB Green will have a stall near the post office where you can bring down donated goods for us to sell. The money raised from the flea markets helps to offset our costs for tree planting which will be starting straight after the spring rains.

As well as donated goods we are in need of volunteers to help us out please. Even an hr or 2 will make a big difference.

We will be in the plaza from 10am accepting goods and setting up. Hope to see some familiar and some new faces!

2014 Beach Cleanup Schedule

Posted on February 17th, 2014 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events by Tracey

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What we supply:

Cotton gloves (that we wash and reuse), trash bags (black for landfill and grey for recycling), water refills, first aid,

What you need to bring:

Sensible shoes (no flip flops or stilettos), a reusable water bottle, weather protection (clothing, hat, sunscreen etc), friends and family

Join us on the beach – everyone welcome for our community cleanups!

First Beach Cleanup of 2014 – Sunday, January 26 from 9.30am to 12pm

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized by Dana Winograd

Come down to Sam Pak Wan (the beach just past the North Plaza in DB) this Sunday from 9.30am to 12pm for our first beach cleanup of the year. Media will be there so it will be GREAT to have a big turnout for the start of the year. Everyone welcome. Gloves & bags supplied. BYO refillable water bottle. See you on the beach!!

Let’s keep our beaches looking like this …

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Incinerator meeting in DB today- please attend

Posted on January 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Kate Wade

A message for Amy Yung- please make every effort to attend…..

Dear DB residents,

You may be aware that the Environment Bureau has proposed to build a mega-incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, a pristine island near Cheung Chau, to handle 3,000 tons of waste daily as part of the Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF) plan. Please refer to the following hyperlink:
http://www.enb.gov.hk/en/files/WastePlan-E.pdf
The proposal, and the site selection in particular, was strongly opposed by the Islands District Council on 16th December 2013.
As a HK citizen I do believe that we have a responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle any waste that we generate. This has to be pursued ahead of any IWMF plan. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is conducting a consultation on Municipal Solid Waste Charging.  You may visit the website through the attached link. The due date for your submission is24th January 2014.

http://www.susdev.org.hk/english/irdoc.php
I have invited the EPD to conduct a briefing for Discovery Bay residents to address the issues on Waste Charging and IWMF plan. Details of the briefing session are as follows:

Date: 12 Jan 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Discovery Bay North Community Hall
Languages: English and Cantonese

Schedule
Description
3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Sustainable Development Unit to give a presentation on waste charging
4:00p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Q&A on waste charging
4:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Mr. Elvis Au, Assistant Director of EPD, to give a presentation on the Blue Print 2013-2022
5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Q&A on IWMF
6:00 p.m.
End of briefing


You are invited to join us and express your valuable opinions.
Wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!
Please feel free to forward this email to your friends and neighbours in DB.

Yours sincerely,

Amy Yung

Islands District Council Member (Discovery Bay)

各位愉景灣居民:

相信您們對於環境局計劃在鄰近長洲的石鼓洲興建一座每日可處理3,000公噸固體廢物的超巨型焚化爐及相連的綜合廢物管理設施(IWMF)深表關注。您們可以從下面連結得知有關計劃詳情:

http://www.enb.gov.hk/tc/files/WastePlan-C.pdf

然而,在2013年12月16日舉行的離島區議會會議上,不少議員強烈反對環境局的超巨型焚化爐計劃。

作爲香港的一分子,本人深信大家認同每一個人均有責任減少製造廢物、重用廢物和將廢物循環再造。這一點比興建綜合廢物管理設施及焚化爐更爲重要。就此,環境保護署現就都市固體廢物收費政策進行諮詢。您可以從下面連結瀏覽有關網頁,諮詢截止日期為2014年1月24日。

http://www.susdev.org.hk/tc_chi/irdoc.php

同時,本人已邀請環境保護署的代表到訪愉景灣,與您們就垃圾收費及綜合廢物管理設施的事宜進行交流。該簡介會詳情如下:

日期:2014年1月12日(星期日)
時間:下午3時至下午6時
地點:位於愉景灣北的社區會堂
簡介語言:英語及粵語

流程
內容
3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
可持續發展委員會簡介垃圾收費計劃
4:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
有關垃圾收費計劃的答問環節
4:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
環境保護署助理署長區偉光太平紳士簡介「香港資源循環藍圖2013-2022」
5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
有關綜合廢物管理設施的答問環節
6:00p.m.
簡介會結束

本人誠邀您參與是次簡介會,踴躍發表意見。順祝新年快樂,身體安康!

歡迎您把此電郵轉寄給居於愉景灣的朋友和鄰居。

離島區議會議員(愉景灣)
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Tel 電話: 2541 5190
Fax 傳真: 2541 5660
Address: 21/F, Fortune House, 61 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
地址: 香港中環幹諾道中61號福興大廈21樓
Website 網址: www.amyung.org.hk

 

Flea Market Sunday 1st December 12-5pm

Posted on December 1st, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising,Recycling by Kate Wade

Hi all,

Very quick note to let you know we have our usual stalls at the flea market near the post office tomorrow. We have lots of great clothes from Earth Collection- a whole rack for men this time too! If you have items to donate and any time to donate to help run the stall I’d really love to see you. Hope the weather is like today.

As an aside I was incredibly inspired by a speaker at the recent youth conference Tracey Read organised with Plastic Free Seas last week. Her name is Claire Sancelot and she recently featured in The South China Morning Post with her aim of living waste free- right here in Hong Kong!! Impossible you might think… Read this article and watch the embedded video of how she does it… http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351679/hong-kong-family-close-achieving-goal-zero-household-waste?page=all

WOW! It is my new aim for 2014. Claire aims to only buy second hand goods, clothes, toys etc and what an easy way to do this ourselves with the very convenient flea market in DB.

Watch it and get inspired too. See you tomorrow!

12-5pm Main Plaza.

Cheers,

Kate

P.S. This flea market the sales will be going to Plastic Free Seas Youth Conference costs. It was a phenomenal event!

 

Beach Cleanup Saturday Nov 16

Posted on November 14th, 2013 in Beach Clean-up,Events,Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Join DB Green and friends for the last beach cleanup for 2013, at Nim Shu Wan this Saturday morning. Bring a water bottle and lots of laughs. DB Green will supply gloves, bags and water refills.

 

NIM SHU WAN BEACH : SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 : 9AM TO 1PM

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Youth Conference fundraising- help needed!

Posted on October 10th, 2013 in Air and Water Quality,Beach Clean-up,Events,Fund Raising,Recycling,Resources by Kate Wade

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Hi DB Green,

As you may know our very own beach cleanup organiser (and my personal hero) Tracey Read, now has her very own NGO called Plastic Free Seas! Right now she is organising a Youth Conference in November for 100 students and 25 teachers, from 25 schools, with the aim of empowering those 25 schools  to make some radical changes in their waste management practices. A huge ambition with huge potential to reach so many… but also with a huge cost.

Tracey is working really hard on setting this up, gathering people, resources and developing the program- the first we hope of an annual youth conference. She is completely unpaid so all her time, effort and energy is fuelled by her vision of what we can do to help Hong Kong and benefit our oceans, beaches, landfill, schools, homes and most importantly our minds! There is no doubt we need a mental shift in the way we consume and use disposable items.

Tracey needs money to help with the expenses of this first conference. Everything helps and donations from you- either through your business or as a personal donation would be gratefully received and is tax deductible. There are some great ‘purchases’ you can make too- I’ve got myself a plastic free seas t-shirt and Kleen Kanteen water bottle! Tracey has set up a donation platform at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plastic-free-seas-youth-conference-2013 Please note the donations are in USD not HKD. Please forward this link to any friends or companies who you think might like to help with this excellent educational and action planned event.

PFS YC 2013

Many thanks for your support from all of us at DB Green!

Kate Wade

P.S. What disposable items are you using today? Can you make a change and bring your own container, cutlery, mug tomorrow and from now on? Reuse your paper and envelopes? I’m making a change- from now on I am bringing my only cutlery everywhere I go! No more disposable knives forks and chopsticks for me! Tracey is working on a portable cutlery pack you can pop in your bag so keep an eye out for that one!

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