Green News (Dec 2017)

1. No plastic! No bottle water start from Dec 2017

In order to maintain the concept of “Plastic Ocean” activity held in last month. The vending machine on G/F of South Block started not to sell bottle water from December 2017. We encourage all WS-ees to say no to plastic bottled water and bring their own bottles to drinking fountain on 2/F to fill water. Let’s follow the slogan "BYO -Bring Your Own”!

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2. Ladder Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! This year, Green Life Ambassadors made a DIY Ladder Christmas Tree to decorate the College lobby. The Christmas tree was made by old floor boards from WS Courtyard, old wooden ladder not complying with the safety requirements, reusable Christmas decorations and pine cones collected in CUHK campus.

We hope this Ladder Christmas Tree can bring out the green message for raising our awareness of REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Let’s go green in our daily life!

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3. Pilot scheme for Collecting food waste at NB 7/F

In our Hostel, there are usually a large number of wastes produced. In order to help reduce hose wastes, we have set up waste collection bin at North Block 7/F to collect food waste produce by resident students.

Pilot scheme for Collecting food waste

4. Updates of the sky garden

With the help from GLA’s daily irrigation and fertilization, we got abundant harvests of Shanghai Pakchoi, Indian lettuce and daisy vegetable in December! In response to the idea of food sharing, we have also shared our fruitful harvest and happiness to all WS-ees at the College’s lobby!

Indian lettuce daisy vegetable Shanghai Pakchoi

During this month, we have also seeded potatoes and tomatoes. Hope that we can get the harvest soon!

Green News (Nov 2017)

1. Promotional Video made by Promotion Team

Our promotion team members made a video to educate LWS-ees to recycle properly and “Bring Your Own”. Click HERE to watch the funny video!

2. Green Art Workshop

3 November is a Green Art Workshop, which was taught by Mr. George Jor and Ms. Boman Ho, our college Honorary Consultant for Green Living Education. The workshop is themed with plastic bottles and taught the student how to plant the Epipremnum aireum. Nearly 40 GLA participated in the workshop, which is the highest of all previous green workshops.

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3. A plastic Ocean

On the 8th of November, our College co-organized with WWF and CPSO to broadcast a short version of "A Plastic Ocean" in our mini theater. On that day, Ms. Jo Ruxton, the producer of the film, and Mr. Patrick Yeung from WWF have been invited and discussed after the film. In addition, participants could get the free popcorn if they brought their own box to response to the green activity "BYO -Bring Your Own”.

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4. Green Day

Green WS Day has entered its sixth year this year. As always, Green WS Day brings the importance of green living and promotes green messages to all. There were 6 different types of booths for this year prepared by our Green Life Ambassadors. These included plantation of plastic bottles with waste recycling, energy-saving solar cooking and solar carts, to share the idea of protecting the marine oceans by the exhibition board, pollution-free coloring and share the harvest in our SKY Garden.

In the sunny afternoon, our solar cooking was very successful! In the solar cooking booth, there were so many delicious sausage, crispy bread and yummy marshmallow. Besides, we used Roselle flowers to make a tea and steamed the sweet potato which all from our SKY Garden!

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Marine litter exhibition boards were created by Green Life Ambassadors, which showed what they learned and their feelings from a series of green activities! Plastic Bottle Planting was also what Green Life Ambassadors learned from the Green Art workshops before. In order to uphold the responsibility of promotion of Green Life Ambassadors, they treasure the platform of Green WS Day to shares what they feel and what they learned.

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5. Update of the sky garden

With the help of our instructor, Mr. Chu, our students re-sowed the sweet potato. We hope we could get this round of crop in the Chinese New Year successfully. And let’s share together!

sky garden

Green News (Oct 2017)

A) Recycle Mini-Fashion show -16 Oct 2017

There were 3 outfits have been made by our GLAs during the show, which are “鋁皇 – The Aluminum Queen” , “回收俠 – Recycle Man” and “風之子 – The Son of Wind”.

All outfits are creative and gorgeous and they would be displayed on Green WS Day on 10 Nov.

If you are interested, please watch the show via the following link:


B) Helpers for Waste Collection Station – 16 Oct & 20 Oct

Being the Greenest Hostel in CUHK, our GLAs educated students to separate the food waste on waste collection station in WS Pavilion.

Waste Collection Station

C) Eco Tour – 22 Oct 2017

We invited our honorary Consultants Uncle George & Auntie Boman and the eco tour guide Mr. Yan from Hong Kong Ecotourism Society Ltd to join our Eco Tour Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. We were excited to understand the eco life in Hoi Ha Wan. Besides, we cleaned our beautiful ocean too! See what we did for only 30 mins. :

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Our next Eco-Tour would be held on early Jan 2018 during Semester break. Please suggest us where you guys would like to go and what things to learn?

D)  The Organic Farming Course – 24 Oct 2017

We weeded and sowed in the first lesson!

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The members of Planting Team would do the irrigation and weeding start from Nov !

Your team leader should invite you in the what’s app group already.

If you didn’t be invited by what's app, just let me know.