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10 Year Anniversary Beach Cleanup & Family Fun Day! SUNDAY AUG 20TH

Posted on August 15th, 2017 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events by Tracey

For 10 years DB Green has been organising beach cleanups in Discovery Bay and we want to celebrate this milestone! Over the years thousands of people have helped remove tens of thousands of kilograms of mostly plastic rubbish from DB beaches, making a huge difference to the safety and the cleanliness of our natural playgrounds.

We want you to come and enjoy a day of action and fun on SUNDAY AUGUST 20TH. After a quick beach cleanup we will have some good old fashioned family fun building sandcastles with Castles Can Fly Hong Kong so don’t forget to bring your buckets and spades! There will be a competition (with great prizes) for the following 3 categories:
1. Best sandcastle using natural decorations
2. Best sandcastle using rubbish from the beach cleanup
3. Best family sandcastle

Schedule for the afternoon:
1-2pm: Beach cleanup
2pm: Sandcastle building competition
4.15-5pm: Prize giving and sausage sizzle

Refreshments will also be available throughout the event from the XTC Gelato cart! Enjoy an ice cream whilst learning more about plastic marine pollution and caring for our beaches as well as finding out ways you could volunteer for DB Green and in your community

RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE to let us know you are coming!

With thanks to LoveTogether DB for sponsoring this community event and the local DB businesses supporting with a prize PizzaExpress Hong Kong 香港愉景灣酒店 Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong and Hemingway’s DB

For the beach cleanup reusable cotton gloves will be supplied as will rubbish bags and buckets, water refills for your reusable water bottle (don’t forget to bring it!) and first aid. There will be basic handwashing facilities there too.

Please make sure you bring sun protection (hat/sunscreen), bug spray and wear closed toe shoes. You are very welcome to bring your own buckets and spades for making sandcastles! The more the better 🙂

Minimalism – The Film – Films 4 Change – 21st March

Posted on March 19th, 2017 in DB Green Matters,Events,Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Our next Films 4 Change documentary is timely and very relevant to us living in Hong Kong. An entertaining change promoting watch for the whole family!

How might your life be better with less?
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
This feature-length documentary from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known as “The Minimalists” to their millions of fans and followers, will appeal to audiences who are curious about simple living and what benefits it could bring to their own lives.
The film takes audiences inside the lives of minimalists across America from various walks of life, and it examines the burgeoning “simple living” movement from compelling social, political, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Running time: 79 minutes, followed by a short discussion

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Trailer and more info: www.minimalismfilm.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minimalismfilm/

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.

DB MAIN PLAZA

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!!

Kate

EMERGENCY beach cleanups, Saturday 10-12 and 2-4pm

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in Air and Water Quality,Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

It’s been in the news and on various facebooks- the terrible state of beaches all over Hong Kong!

Can you help Saturday?? We’ve got 2 options. Nim Shue Wan (the beach near the ferry to Mui Wo?) from10-12. Or at North Plaza beach in the afternoon? It took 40 mins the other day and my family of 5 collected 10 bags. So even if you can fill one or 2 bags our beaches would be so happy! Not to mention the poor fish swimming in this muck. The most opportune time to remove rubbish from the ocean is when it is coughed up on to the shore before it gets swept away again. So let’s hope we can get as much as we can!!

Time:

  • 10am 12 noon Nim Shue Wan beach (near Mui Wo ferry pier)
  • 2pm-4pm Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza beach)

Bring: your own NON DISPOSABLE refillable water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen. And bring lots of friends and family!

Spread the word!

Kate

For those of you who can’t make it tomorrow I plan to leave plastic bags at each location so you can pick up rubbish when you can. Here’s a family I found on the beach this morning picking up rubbish!

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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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Films 4 Change in DB

Posted on May 8th, 2016 in DB Green Matters,Events,Movie Reviews by Angie Bucu

Welcome to our first “Films 4 Change” Movie Night in Discovery Bay. Supported by DB Green and hosted at Zaks (upstairs). Please indicate your attendance on our events page here.

Our first movie is Just Eat it: A food waste story.

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“Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.”
For more on the film: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/

Join us for this entertaining yet important film about the food waste issues. After the film you will have a chance to hear about what is happening in Hong Kong regarding food waste issues and what one of HK’s foremost food waste charities, Feeding Hong Kong,  is doing to help feed those in need whilst reducing food waste going to landfill.

Films 4 Change Movie Nights in DB will be a monthly event showcasing documentary films with important and relevant themes on the environment, sustainability and health.

As a community event we want to encourage conversation and action within the community and how we can all make a difference or be a part of the change. To facilitate this discussion we will invite a guest expert to talk to the audience about the issue as it relates to Hong Kong.

Flea Market Sunday – Can you help?

Posted on January 15th, 2016 in Events by Tracey

The first of DB’s flea markets for 2016 is on this Sunday from 12-5pm in the main plaza. Fingers crossed for no rain!

We are looking for help to set up the stall, sell goods and pack up at the end of the day.
Can you spare a couple of hours or help with a golf buggy? Please leave a message with Tracey (62223244) via What’s App if you can help.

The flea markets are a great way to reuse, rehome, reduce. There are thousands of books, clothes, toys, household goods and more.

DB Green accepts good quality donations to sell, with all money raised going to the tree planting program, beach cleanups or other environmental events in DB.

Thanks,
DB Green Team

Beach Cleanup and End-of-Year Get-Together this Sat

Posted on November 30th, 2015 in Beach Clean-up,CAS Activities,Events,Fund Raising,Green Gift Ideas by Dana Winograd

Hi everyone,

Here are the details for our last clean up of the year. We hope you can join us.

BEACH CLEANUP
When: 9am-12pm, Dec 5
Where: Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza beach)

Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear appropriate clothes for the weather and closed-toe shoes. We supply gloves, bags and water refills.

END OF YEAR GET-TOGETHER
When: 12-5pm, Dec 5
Where: Discovery Bay International School (DBIS)

There will be a sale of gently-used toys, decorations and new Christmas cards at the get-together.

We’re also having a BBQ to celebrate the end of another great year. Join us for a snack and a drink at DBIS – all of the day’s proceeds to go to Plastic Free Seas.

DONATIONS WANTED
If you have any loose or boxed cards hanging around, any decorations that never seem to make it on your tree or good condition toys to donate, please drop them off at DBIS this Wed, Thurs, or Fri morning at DBIS from 8.00 – 8.30am.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE GET-TOGETHER!
Please send an email to Tracey(@plasticfreeseas.org) if you can help.

 

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Beach Clean Up NSW (this Saturday) 9am-12

Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Beach Clean-up,Events by Kate Wade

Hi there,

Just in case it’s not logged in your diary 🙂  … here is a last minute reminder for this weekends beach cleanup at Nim Shue Wan (near the ferry to Mui Wo).

When: Saturday 21st

Time: 9am-12noon

Where: Nim Shue Wan beach (near Mui Wo/Peng Chau ferry pier…on your way to the Marina)

Bring: Refillable water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Hope to see you there!

Kate

 

 

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.

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