The energy that we use in our homes pollutes the environment and reduces the availability of energy in the future. Luckily, changing this situation is not difficult. Learn about why you should try to save energy, and easy ways that you can do so.
Fresh water is a precious resource in Hong Kong, and we all need to do as much as we can to preserve it. Learn about why water should be saved, how you can do so at home and in the workplace, and the potential that reclaimed water has to improve the condition of our environment.
We may consider letting go an unwanted but usable item with nominal charge, exchanging or donating it to give it a new life. Hong Kong Second-hand Exchange is a free community service provided by Environmental Protection Department to facilitate the exchange of unwanted but reusable item to help reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Hong Kong.
Helping to save the environment is not difficult. Find out why even your shopping habits can make a difference and tips about shopping.
Having your own car may be very convenient, but it comes at a greater price than what you pay for petrol. Learn about the impact of your vehicle on the environment, and pick up some tips on how to think green when you travel.
Holidays can be festive occasions, but you may generate a large amount of waste when celebrating and having parties. Learn about the '3R' concept (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), and what you can do to reduce waste on festive occasions.
Air pollution may look daunting, but you can contribute to cleaner air in small ways. Learn about the air pollution in Hong Kong, and what you can do about it when driving, at home and at work.
Renovations can produce a great deal of waste if not handled properly. Learn about the management issues you should consider, the availability of green building products, indoor air quality problems that might arise, how to reduce renovation waste and how to dispose of the remaining waste properly.
Outside home, we spend most of our time in offices. Through practising green management in the office, we can achieve more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, save energy and money, and help improve our working environment. Learn about some useful tips for green office management.
Each one of us can play an active role to reduce food waste at source. We all can do to become much more aware of the food we buy and eat, and to treasure our good fortune to have sufficient food to nourish us. By avoiding food wastage, we will play our part for the environment to ease further pressure on the world’s food system when so many individuals and families still face hunger all over the world, and even in affluent Hong Kong. Remember that when you leave food in your bowl; when you prepared or ordered too much food; when food is spoiled because you forgot to eat it – these all generally gets thrown away and end up in our landfills. So, take more care not to waste. Don’t be a Big Waster.
Greening in buildings contributes to liveability of densely populated cities by improving living environment and quality of living, enhancing ecological value and reducing urban heat island effect. Learn about the considerations for safe provisions of greening in buildings from planning, design, construction and maintenance aspects.