Category: Preserve Planet Earth

To mark the world environment day of the 5th of June, this video proudly presented to all Rotarians and the community at large of the achievements and contributions of the District 3450 and its continuing effort to Preserve Planet Earth.

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Rotarians from RC of HK Harbour, Bayview Sunshine, Happy Valley, District PPE Committee Chair & Vice Chair, PP George & Edwin at the Second Coastal Watch Ocean Seminar with Speakers, Dr.Michelle Cheung, Ms. Katherine Leung and Ms Jo Wilson plus WWF Marine Conservation Asst. Manager Samantha Lee.

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The Hong Kong Government has set its sights on raising Hong Kong people’s quality of life and improving the environment. These two goals are closely related. Environmental improvement inevitably brings health benefits and makes Hong Kong a more attractive and enjoyable place to live. However, the Government cannot achieve these goals on its own. Everyone must recognize they have responsibilities in all aspects of their daily lives to reduce their impacts and help Hong Kong to achieve a more sustainable environment. Thus, our Project “Better environment; Better Health”- Hong Kong Students’ Speech Competition aims at arousing the public concern on the issue and also encourages them to take individual action to create a sustainable environment that will be healthy for present and future generations

♦ Please view the following poster for details:

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Sustainability is not a new word to the globe, in fact the concept was once suggested academically originated from Lester Brown’s book (1980) , defining such term to be meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. This is the base of sustainability. Sustainability is therefore bringing benefits to human and the planet earth without costing. It is definitely a crucial thinking direction for policy-makers, communities, as well as everyone particular young people who are going to build our future society. Raising awareness among younger generation is like investing, since the society tomorrow comprises chiefly the young people today, and hopefully results in a holistic approach in the development process. Besides, sustainability is increasingly viewed as a desired goal of development in many aspects and environmental management; therefore, it is no doubt an inevitable element to be considered. To cease further exploitation and unhealthy development within the ecosystem, the contest takes a preventive step to educate. “Ensure Sustainability, Preserve our Planet” Hong Kong Composition Contest for Youth 2014 advocates the importance of sustainability and raises the awareness in preserving our planet earth. It stimulates adolescence, and so as the general public readers, to rethink the importance of sustainability and how should sustainability be achieved.

♦ Please view the following poster for details:

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work meeting

  • 50 Clubs become Green Rotary Clubs

Adopt Environmental Policy + appoint a PPE Director +1 initiative)

  • 2 WWF Coastal clean-up projects

One team for full day – Shek O (needs 30 volunteers) 16 Aug, 2014 & 24 May, 2015
One team underwater with South China Diving Club ( needs 10-15 scuba divers) Po Toi Island, 21 Sept, 2014 & 11 Jan, 2015

  • 2 Educational PPE awareness initiatives

Sustainable Seafood Ambassador Programme

3 promotion event planned

1st Venue: Sheung Tak Plaza, Tseung Kwan O

Date: 29 & 30 November, 2014

Time:12 noon-6:00 pm

2nd & 3rd event: Details to be finalised.

AKA Rotary Inter-school Public Speaking Competition – Health & Environment 29-Mar-15
AKA Rotary Inter-school Essay Competition – Ensure Sustainability, Preserve our Planet (Prize giving ceremony date: 19 April, 2015)

  • District submission to HKSAR steering committee on biodiversity strategy and action plan

PPE Directors Earth Summit – briefing & update to set the scene 04-Oct-14
PPE Club Directors Forum – Exchange of position / views to outline the strategy 08-Nov-14
PPE Club Directors Forum – Finalise strategy with action plan 06-Dec-14
Submission of Rotary District 3450 Position Paper (Date: 27 Feb, 2015)

  • 2 Publicity exposures – which connect Rotary with environmental and sustainability

District PPE video full release at District Conference 25/26 April
District PPE video on Green Rotary District release on World Environmental Day

  • 3 District functions with PPE activities

Whisky Night + Sustainable seafood 23-Aug-14
Tree planting (Kardoorie Farm & Botanic Garden) – Large Scale Mar-15
Hiking & Seafood – Lamma Island + Sustainable seafood (Date: 10 Jan, 2015)

♦ For the complete workplan please download: District PPE committee 2014-2015 work plan updated 22 Oct 2014 (PDF)


 

 

 

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