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Tonight’s movie night at Zaks!

Posted on May 17th, 2016 in Events,Food,Recycling,Resources by Kate Wade

A little reminder…

Tonight 7pm at Zaks is the first in our hope-to-be monthly ‘Films for Change’.

Here’s the trailer for this 75min movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkASAZGIuu0

Hope to see you there!

See our previous post for more information on the movie… http://dbgreen.org/?p=1878

Kate

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WEEE Collection Saturday 19th FLEA MARKET Sunday 20th Sept.

Posted on September 16th, 2015 in Events,Recycling by Tracey

Are you looking to get rid of any unwanted electronic items in a safe way?

WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) disposal 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 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! 

On Sunday there is the flea market in the plaza from 11am – 5pm.

DB Green is clearing out the storeroom and everything must go!
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 especially with the set up! Please contact Tracey on 6222 3244

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

Thank you very much for your support.

RECYCLING DAY PLAZA TODAY

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.

Kate

 

RECYCLING DAY THIS SUNDAY

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 kate.wade@dbgreen.org 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

PROGRAM 精彩節目

Games

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Live music and dance performances

  現場樂隊及舞蹈表演 

Information on waste reduction and separation programs
減廢及分類回收資

Environmentally friendly product displays
環保用品展覽

Salvation Army recycling program
救世軍回收計劃

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

 

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!
Cheers,
Kate
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“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 myriam@enrichhk.org 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,
Myriam”
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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 www.enrichhk.org

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.

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

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

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!

 

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!

Printer cartridges and toners that can be recycled at P Solution

Posted on September 24th, 2012 in Recycling,Uncategorized by Dana Winograd

P Solutions accepts the following for recycling, and will give you HK$5 for ink cartridges and HK$10 for toners:

HP – 21, 21XL, 22, 22XL, 27, 28, 45, 56, 57, 60BK, 60XL, 60C, 61, 61XL, 61C, 74, 74XL, 75, 75XL, 78, 92 – 98

Canon – 40, 41, 50, 51, 740, 740XL, 741, 741XL, 810, 810XL, 811, 811XL, 830, 831

HP Toner -12A, 35A, 36A, 45A, 78A, 85A, 125A, 126A, 128A

Canon Toner – FX9, 312, 416

Thanks to P Solutions for providing this information. Please check with them if you have something not on the list.

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