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World Environment Day & Hong Kong Green Day

Hong Kong Green Day - Green Mission Challenge

In 1972, United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day (WED) to raise global awareness on taking positive action in protecting the environment. Celebrating WED as a local event, the Non-Profit Organization, Green Council, initiated Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD) in 2013, with aims is to increase public awareness and transforming Hong Kong into a greener community.

Continuing the support to HKGD and its series of green events in June, the Park hosted the “Hong Kong Green Day Closing Ceremony” for the sixth consecutive year and co-organized the “Green Mission Challenge” on 24 June, 2018. Teams of primary school students participated and were set out to complete environmental missions in the Park. Through this game, they learnt to nurture their environmental habit and increase their knowledge of marine life. The event ended with the Prize Presentation Ceremony, the winning teams were awarded with the Park’s tickets and the Champion team was treated to a low-carbon lunch in Tuxedos Restaurant.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2017 World Environment Day

    Hong Kong Green Day – Green Hunt @Ocean Park

    In 1972, United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day (WED) to raise global awareness on taking positive action in protecting the environment. Celebrating WED as a local event, the Non-Profit Organization, Green Council, initiated Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD) in 2013, with aims is to increase public awareness and transforming Hong Kong into a greener community.

    Continuing the support to HKGD and its series of green events in June, the Park hosted the “Hong Kong Green Day Closing Ceremony” for the fifth consecutive year and co-organized the “Green Hunt@ Ocean Park” on 24 June, 2017. Teams of university students participated and were set out to hunt for information from the environmental protection and conservation messages in the Park’s iconic attractions to find the answers of a series of well-designed questions, followed by group games of challenges with theme of climate change and marine debris. The event ended with the Prize Presentation Ceremony, the winning teams were awarded with the Park’s tickets and the Champion team was treated to a low-carbon lunch in Tuxedos Restaurant.

    Be the Change, Say No to Straw Now

    Plastic straws are one of the top ten contributors to marine debris. This May, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) conducted a survey to understand the behaviour of plastic straws consumption in Hong Kong. The survey result showed that the 1,000 respondents, aged 15-59, on average use 6.75 plastic straws a week. If the same applies to the rest of the Hong Kong population within the same age group, that is equivalent to the use of 1.7 billion plastic straws per year.

    On 7 June, our Marine Conservation Ambassador Ms. Gigi Leung set sail to Aberdeen typhoon shelter to experience how marine debris is affecting our oceans.

    “As a mother, I feel even more related to marine conservation than ever as I wish my child can always have a healthy ocean. Therefore, I started talking to my child about the importance of protecting marine wildlife at an early age” Gigi said. “It took me a lot of time to pick up the trash floating on the sea. I learnt from the fishermen that the situation might be worse on other days. By taking a small step such as not using disposable straws or replacing with reusable straws, it will make a huge difference to the environment. It is time for us to take responsibility for our actions and say “No” to plastic straws or any other disposable plastics to save our environment.”

    As straws often end up in the oceans and can damage fragile ecosystems if not disposed of properly, OPCFHK designates 8 June World Oceans Day as “No Straw Day” to encourage individuals to reduce their plastic straw usage. On that day, over 600 restaurants under 53 entities from corporations and schools did not offer straws unless upon request. Also, OPCFHK has set up game booths in Ocean Park to convey no-straw message, and successfully encouraged 584 visitors to pledge to stop using disposable straws for a month.

     
     
     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2016 World Environment Day

    5 June is… World Environment Day!

    In 1972, United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day (WED) to raise global awareness on taking positive action in protecting the environment. Celebrating WED as a local event, the Non-Profit Organization, Green Council, initiated Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD) in 2013, with aims is to increase public awareness and transforming Hong Kong into a greener community. Continuing the support to HKGD and its series of green events in June, the Park hosted an educational game booth titled “Let’s save our Ocean!” in the opening ceremony on 5 June, 2016 at Science Park, conveying conversation and environmental protection messages to participants via fun-filled games.

    On 25 June, 2016, the Park hosted the “Hong Kong Green Day Closing Ceremony” for the fourth consecutive year and co-organized the very first “Green Video Competition”. 12 teams of university students participated and were set out to capture the Park’s green elements and produced a short video, encouraging public to act green.

    8 June is World Oceans Day. Safeguard endangered species, make good use of natural resources!

    Let’s celebrate and care for the oceans with people around the world! Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface and our survival depends on its health. Sadly, our oceans are now polluted by all kinds of chemicals and marine debris. As a consequence, marine ecosystems and numerous marine lives are being threatened.

    To encourage our guests to care for the oceans and conserve biodiversity, a series of activities was held in 3-5 June in the Park. These included the completion of a thousand piece puzzle, “The Life Cycle”, which is made with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSCTM) certified paper and put together by over 4000 visitors; the Endangered Animals Workshop, which attracted over 5500 visitors to learn about threatened species and make a pledge to protect endangered species through making good use of our natural resources; special guided tours at Grand Aquarium and Shark Mystique exhibits; and Marine Debris Monster Takedown game.

    Biodiversity provides us with precious resources. Please join us to reduce the use of disposable items and recycle whenever possible in our daily life. Together, we can safeguard endangered species by making good use of our natural resources.