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Flea Market today! 12-5pm

Posted on January 21st, 2017 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi all and Happy New Year!

Today in the main plaza is the flea market where goods get to have a second chance at fulfilling their purpose in life….. instead of becoming landfill.

If you’ve been struggling to come up with a New Years resolution for 2017 or for Chinese New Year than how about you copy mine for the year.      DON’T BUY ANYTHING NEW!     My aim this year is to get out of the cycle of consumerism and have a year of NOT buying anything new- nothing for the household and nothing for me- no clothes, no socks, nothing. Consumables are OK- food, toilet paper, sellotape etc but all attempts should be made to use up whats in the house first.

Buying second hand is fine too, so tomorrow’s flea market presents an opportunity to find anything that one might need at a WAY cheaper price than you would find brand new. Likewise it gives you an opportunity to clear a few things from your house that are no longer getting use of and giving it a chance to get some love by donating to us to sell on! All donations welcome. Please bring as close to 12 noon though so we have a good chance of selling it.


Time: 12noon-5pm

Where: Near the stretch of stalls between HSBC and the post office. 

Hope to see you tomorrow,

All the best for a green 2017 and Year Of The Rooster!!


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.





Posted on June 6th, 2013 in Fund Raising,Outside Hong Kong,Resources,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi DB green,

I was incredibly moved by the following story- please click on this link and take a read of Paul’s field notes and see the incredible photos.

Paul certainly has a way with the camera and the work he is doing to expose what is happening is incredibly vital. Without people like Paul Hilton risking their lives and livelihoods, many of the worlds eco disasters would go undocumented and largely unnoticed. Photographic evidence is vital to the awareness of the world and stopping man made disasters happening.

Paul is wanting to go back now and document some more of the destruction he describes below. Please go onto this page and make a donation !! We all can’t get away from our lives and fight the good fight- but we can feel good about helping someone do it for us! Dig deep!


Urgent Call for Help

Its has been widely reported in the media that the current Aceh administration is planning to open huge amounts of currently protected forest for commercial exploitation. Leading scientist are warning that opening these protected forest will increase natural disasters (ie. Landslide and flooding), human wildlife conflict with community and paved the way to extinction of Sumatra’s megafauna (Critically endangered Sumatran Rhino, Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Orangutan and Sumatran Elephant). We are writing to request Paul to join our communications team for the duration of 7-10 days to photograph and profile the activities currently taking place undocumented in Aceh. Key aspects would be seeking to capture human-wildlife conflict and “natural disaster” that are currently taking place. The key proposed outcome of Paul’s trip to Aceh is to secure the currently missing images that can send the story of this campaign further than it is currently reaching. Obviously, capturing the images that potray this story are exceptionally difficult and largely based upon being at the right place at the right time. This is where the working relationship between Paul, us, and our local partners provide the highest likelihood of success. Prior to Paul’s arrival two weeks of field survey will be conducted by localized teams of forest rangers, working with local community to indicate the locations where these powerful images which will accelerate the campaign can be captured. Unfortunately our organization is not currently in the financial position to fund the anticipated US$ 6500 cost to bring Paul to the field to photograph what is taking place. However it is viewed as essential for the broader campaign to protect and restore Aceh threatened forest that Paul is able to join the team at this critical time. As of right now, we have field reports of broad scale flooding and landslide along the entire west coast of Aceh and numerous human wildlife conflict taking place in central highland and east coast. The sooner Paul can get here to capture the disaster and conflict the better. Paul’s images, as we have seen in the past internationalize local issues and this is essential for the work we are currently undertaking right now. This project is anticipated to be utilized to raised the profile of the campaign to protect and restore Aceh threatened forest, securing the last habitat where Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers and Orangutans still live in one place. We thank you in advance for your generous support.

Fundraiser for Treeplanting Project – June 3rd Eco Movie Night at Discovery College

Posted on May 28th, 2013 in Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Tracey


Please support DB Green’s 2013 Treeplanting project. All the trees have been planted already 500 this year but costs for the saplings & equipment (bamboo poles, wire mesh for rat protection) needs to be paid for.

We hope you can join us on this fun family afternoon & evening. There will be hotdogs, popcorn and wine for sale as well as the new collection of samples from the Earth Collection clothes. Movies are free to watch.

for more information on the movies, check out these links

We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day too, if you can spare an hour or too please come and help us.

Tree Planting today

Posted on May 5th, 2013 in Events,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi all,

Tree planting today near lookout from 10-4. I will try and put some kind of sign to head you in the right direction. Weather looks good today- high of 26, much of the day overcast but no rain forecast.

Bring: Water, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Snacks

Wear: Long sleeve trousers and shirts as they stop you getting scratched from scrub. I find hiking boots handy otherwise old sneakers.

If you have trouble finding us call me on 9810 9070 (Kate) or hubby Nick on 98161450 or John on 94575548.

See you there.



The Earth Collection clothes sale today- LOADS OF NEW ITEMS!

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi there,

I know many of you, like me, love the Earth Collection label of clothes, with it’s use of only natural fabrics and great colours and styles. And lucky for us their office is conveniently located here in DB! They generously donate their samples to DB Green for fundraising for green activities. Hooray for us! This time they have given us the mother of all loads- 9 bags of fabulous fashions including lots of hats, handbags and clothes. I didn’t want to wait to the next flea market to show them to the public plus I want YOU to have a look before the general public does and get first pick so I’ll have them out for you, today only- Saturday

9am till 1pm: My home: GB, Block 16, Siena 2, the low rises opposite the Greens

2:30 till 5:30: Open to the public at Siena 2’s mini flea market- between Siena 2 highrises in the central sunken garden area.

Hope to see you at either…. My phone number if you’re lost is 9810 9070- please take with you

Prices are:

Clothes……….. $60 for one, $100 for 2.

Handbags, Between $20-40 depending on size

Hats: $30-$40

I think you’ll agree that’s incredible prices for quality items and better yet ALL the money is going to tree planting costs. Each tree costs us $10 so see that’s great incentive to shop.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow,

Kind regards,


P.S. Don’t forget tree planting Sunday 10 till 4!

Tree planting and FUN fund raising for trees!

Posted on April 28th, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi there,

Great work on the tree planting today. I got the following email from John just a moment ago…

Hi Kate,

Had a great day today. Lots of people turned up and 120 trees were in by about lunchtime. I did not expect so many to came so it was bit chaotic, as Nick probably told you, but the standard of planting was very good. 

The next tree planting day is Sunday 5th May and then Sunday 19 of May. …

Regards, John.

Great job those of you who went up!! Hope you can make it to one of the next tree planting sessions 5th and 19th of May.

Also to raise awareness of the tree planting project, to raise the $10,000 needed for the trees, and to celebrate earth day, we are organising an event at Discovery College sometime in May. The date is yet to be confirmed but at this stage we plan to have a childrens and adult afternoon/evening. There will be wine from our generous wine sponsor ‘Barefoot Wines’ (who are helping us aim for Barefoot beaches!), and nibbles and we will be selling the very generous donation of about 9 (!!) candy stripe bags of clothes, bags and hats from The Earth Collection range I received just a few days ago. Thank you BCC Pacific up there in the plaza! We will be showing a movie called ‘Dirt” which looks great and we would love for you to join us and bring ALL your friends. John will give a short talk on his vision for the conservation area here in DB and we will basically have fun! It costs $10 per tree so we will sell the clothes, wine and nibbles in amounts of trees you are purchasing- and still it will be a bargain! Keep an eye out for that event!

Keep an eye on this site for more info of all the exciting events happening in May! I will send out all the dates shortly.

Cheers, and have a great week!


Tree planting today 10-4 near Lookout

Posted on April 28th, 2013 in Events,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi there,

Just a reminder about tree planting today if you can make it up sometime during the day to help John with the start of tree planting season.  See previous post about where to go- under ‘tree planting’ category on left and you can see previous posts with what to bring  etc. Otherwise call John Horwood on 9457 5548 or his wife Tiareti on 9732 8985. Or even my husband Nick (who promised he’d go today as I’m away) on 9816 1450. They should be able to help you with directions but basically head to the lookout and as soon as you turn on to the concrete road start looking for people on your left….

Have fun- wish I was there!



Tree Planting begins this Sunday!

Posted on April 25th, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

The rainy season has definitely arrived and so it’s time to plant another 1000 trees in the conservation area! This is a wonderful project to return native trees to this once forested area and in doing so also improve the biodiversity of the local wildlife.

Directions: To find the conservation area you head up the road towards the golfcourse and turn right at the concrete road to the lookout. About 100m on your left is a couple of routes to get you to the conservation area. Look for bamboo stakes with coloured twine for the trees we’ve previously planted. We will try to put some kind of marker to get there but it is frequently removed by security so your best chance is to look out for happy diggers on the hill on your left. Failing being able to spot someone easily (sometimes we are on the other side of the hill), try calling John Horwood- our tree planting organiser on 9457 5548.

What to bring: Sturdy shoes (hiking boots are great or old sneakers as it gets quite muddy sometimes), plenty of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, snacks, friends (many hands really does make light work!) and, to prevent scratches, wear long trousers and shirts.

Time: Usually 10am to 4 pm or it may finish earlier if  trees taken up for the day are planted.

Even making it up for an hour or 2 is a great help.

Donating: Each tree costs $10 thanks to the generosity of Kadoorie Farms and covers the cost of the tree, bamboo, twine, equipment and transportation.

If you would like to donate to the cost of the trees you can transfer money to HSBC: 571 213511 001 or donate cash at the next flea market in June or beach cleanup on the 19 of May or give to John directly. 

Flea Market- Today 12-5 pm

Posted on April 13th, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising,Tree Planting by Kate Wade

Hi DB Green,

Need to get rid of a few items round the house you’re not using? Want to find a bargain? Sunday’s the day! Weather is forecast to be beautiful- high of 24 and sunny. Come down to the plaza between 12 and 5 and find all the charity stalls including ours in the row from HSBC to the Post Office. If you have some free time to run the stall for an hour that would be great too.

Remember it’s coming into tree planting season and our trees and equipment cost about $10/tree with 1000 trees planned for this year. Every dollar you spend at our stall will be helping re-forest DB’s conservation area!

See you there!



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