Sports Carnival/HK Earth Quest/Don’t forget the beach on Saturday- email sent 2nd Oct 08

Posted on October 3rd, 2008 in Events,Group emails past to present by Kate Wade

Hi DB Green,

A couple of things to mention:

SPORTS CARNIVAL FRIDAY 3rd Oct

As many of you appreciate outdoors and sporting activities you may be
interested in the sports carnival in the plaza tomorrow (friday) afternoon.
The aim, as I understand it, is is to encourage HKR to have proper sports
grounds for the kiddies to play on and thereby fulfill their obligations to
provide the correct ratio of outdoor leisure facilities to apartments which
currently they are believed to be in breech of. Here is more information:

HONG KONG EARTH CHAMPION QUEST

Is an environmental program that has been run in a number of countries and
is now being run in Hong Kong- here is some information about it.
“This quest is a search for everyday heroes and organizations who are
striving to improve their community and city environment.

Hong Kong residents and organizations are invited to nominate individual,
community, business and government initiatives. Nomination categories
include water, air, energy, biodiversity, built environment, waste reduction
and transport. Nominations will be accepted from Friday 1 August until
October 8th 2008. Following an assessment process all nominees will be
honored and outstanding projects awarded, at a celebration to be held on
Thursday 6 November 2008.
“Anyone can be an Earth Champion – rich or poor, old or young” said Fiona
Matthews the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder. “We’ve had
champions as old as 93 and the youngest was 8” purpose of our Quests are to
assist communities and later nations to rapidly discover their own
ecological knowledge by identifying people and organisations who are
exceptional in the areas of water, energy, transport, biodiversity, air,
waste reduction and the built environment. Everyday people often have the
answers, but not the voice to let it be known that there are hundreds of
excellent solutions in their region. They are often modest unsung heroes
that local people know and are happy to nominate.
Further details about Earth Champions and the Quest can be found here along with the
online nomination form . ”

Nominations close on October 8th. Many of you are experts in many areas of
helping the environment so why not nominate yourself, your business or those
businesses around you.

And don’t forget ..

EMERGENCY BEACH CLEANUP SATURDAY 4th Oct Nim Shue Wan Beach 9am- 12noon

For more info see beach cleanup page. I’m trying to get a skip put near the Nim Shue Wan fence that you can empty the rubbish straight out of the hessian bags straight into.
Also collect plastics for recycling and leave in plastic bag by fence for Winson to pick up at 1pm. We will also aim to continue this on Tuesday same times. EVERYONE WELCOME!! Salina is the organiser for the day. If you need to contact her I’ve CC’d her email address above or check the website for
the latest information.

Here is some extra info for Saturday’s beach cleanup in case of inclement
weather:

1. If heavy rain – do not go to the beach. Come on Tuesday from 0900-1200
instead.
2. If there is no rain or its a slight drizzle – Come if you can, as Salina
will be there. Contact salina@way-to-go.org for any inquiries.

Thanks everyone,

Keep it green!

Kate

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