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Films 4 Change …a new community program

Posted on December 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Hello friends of DB Green.  Wishing you all a wonderful New Year.

In 2017 we bring you a new program called Films 4 Change.

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Films 4 Change is a monthly movie night showcasing documentary films with important and relevant themes on the environment, sustainability and health & wellness.

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 such a discussion each film screening will include an invited guest expert to talk to our audience about the issue as it relates to Hong Kong and how people can get involved.

Our first two trial films, Just Eat It, a food waste film, and Bag It, a film about Plastic Waste, where successfully received by the community.

Since the screening of Just Eat It a few families in our community have volunteered for Feeding HK one of a few food waste charities working in HK to reduce food waste whilst also working to get unsold foods to those individuals and families in need.

Since screening Bag It we have established a plastic footprint challenge facebook group. You can find out more by visiting this page and taking up the 2 week challenge!

A start to the year with That Sugar Film

We have a number of interesting films lined up starting on January 10th 2017 with “That Sugar Film”. You can visit our event page on facebook here.

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Some of the other films we’ve got lined up for the first half of 2017 include:
Demain / Tomorrow February 21
Minimalism March 21
The True Cost April 25
Racing Extinction May 23
Shorts (TBA) June 6

Please note: dates are subject to change – look out for details on the event pages.

So come and join for our first community screening for 2017 on Jan 10 at Zaks in Discovery Bay.  Like our facebook page and tell your friends.

Wishing you a very happy and peaceful 2017.

Angie, Sophie & Myriam

January 2017 Beach Cleanup

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Dana Winograd

Join us for our first beach cleanup of the new year on January 15 at Sam Pak Wan from 3-5pm. All you need to do is to bring a full reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe flat shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather. We supply cotton gloves which we wash and reuse, and rubbish bags. If you are a school or community group please let us know how many people are coming ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

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Next DB Community Beach Clean up on Sunday 6 November

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Our next DB community beach clean up is on Sunday 6th November 9-11 am @ Sam Pak Wan !

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach!

The Team at DB Green

DB Community Beach Clean up Sunday 2 October @3-5 Nim Shue Wan!

Posted on September 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Our next DB community beach clean up is on Sunday 2nd October 3-5 pm @ Nim Shue Wan !

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach!

The Team at DB Green

DB Community Beach Clean Up on Sat 3rd September

Posted on August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Holidays are over and our DB community beach clean ups are back on schedule next Saturday 3rd September 3-5 pm @ Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza Beach)!

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach! 

The Team at DB Green

 

Discovery Bay Community Beach Cleanups 2016

Posted on August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Tracey

The cleanup dates are set for the rest of 2016 – mark them in your diaries now!

At each beach cleanup there are experienced leaders to enhance your beach cleanup. Learn more about the local plastic pollution issue as well as understanding the global picture!

Gloves, bags and water refills will be provided.

Please wear closed toe shoes (no flip-flops!), sun protection, bug spray and bring a full reusable water bottle!

Invite your friends and family to join you – see you on the beach soon!
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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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Last community beach clean up before the summer break @ Sam Pak Wan is on Sat 18 June 2-4 pm

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in Beach Clean-up,Uncategorized by Sabine Behrendt

Let’s leave our beaches behind nice and clean before heading off for summer holidays: Come and help at our next beach cleanup on Saturday 18 June at Sam Pak Wan from 2-4 pm!

As usual we supply the gloves and rubbish bags, please bring your own reusable filled water bottles, wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather (bring suntan lotion/ bug spray as required).

See you at the beach! 

The Team at DB Green

Films 4 Change in DB – June 14 @ Zaks

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in Uncategorized by Angie Bucu

Join us for our next Film 4 Change movie night with Bag It.  Films 4 Change is an initiative supported by DB Green and hosted at Zaks in the plaza (upstairs). This monthly event will showcase documentary films with important and relevant themes on the environment, sustainability and health.

This months feature Bag It, winner of multiple film awards, follows the world of everyday plastic use with Jeb Berrier. Jeb does not consider himself an environmentalist, just an average guy who decides to take a closer look at how and why we use plastics. But the journey takes him beyond simply plastic bags to discover the potentially harmful health impact of all things plastic – from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products. The harm these and single use plastics have on our health and the health of the other animal species is becoming more known as scientists and regular people like you, me and Jeb become conscious of the wider impact of plastic use.

The effect of broken down pieces of plastic and microplastics on marine life was made clearly evident this week. Researchers from Sweden have found that young fish preferred to eat plastic over plankton (a natural food source), just like teenagers like eating fast food. food sources. “They are basically fooled into thinking it’s a high-energy resource that they need to eat a lot of. I think of it as unhealthy fast food for teenagers, and they are just stuffing themselves.” Read More

Showing this film before the summer holidays is no coincidence. Making informed choices whatever the age will be important over the holidays. So bring along the children and especially the teens. Please share this event with friends, schools and others you think may be interested.

Tracey Read from Plastic Free Seas (our guest speaker) and I, along with a number of other people in HK, are doing a 14 day plastic challenge the results of which will be shared at the screening.

Films 4 Change is a community event where we hope to encourage conversation and action within the community on how we can all make a difference or be a part of the change. To facilitate this discussion as each screening we will invite a guest expert to speak to the audience about the issue as it relates to Hong Kong.

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Weather is good- beach cleanup going ahead!

Posted on May 21st, 2016 in Beach Clean-up by Kate Wade

2-4pm- Nim Shue wan beach- that’s the one on the way to the Marina Club…

Don’t forget your own refillable water bottle! Insect repellent and sunscreen also handy.

See you soon,

Kate

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