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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.

5 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.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2015 World Environment Day

    5 June is… World Environment Day!

    World Environment Day (WED) is one of the biggest, most widely celebrated days for environmental protection. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages attention and action.

    Ocean Park supports WED again this year and “Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD)” organized by Green Council which made Hong Kong celebrated WED in its own special Green way! The objective of this event is to establish and strengthen public’s awareness on environmental protection and sustainable lifestyles. HKGD has inspired people to wear green-orientated clothing and/or accessories, as well as to implement creative initiatives and activities supporting the event. A series of events were held throughout June to carry on the spirit of HKGD, and Ocean Park promoted the event in entertainment shows and education programs. Moreover, Hong Kong Green Day posters, video clips, and tip board messages were featured around the Park. All these initiatives served to engage everyone in this meaningful event.

    One of the signature events of HKGD - “Green Hunt @ Ocean Park” was held on 27 June in Ocean Park, participated by one hundred university students and members of Hong Kong Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied Association. The participants were set out to hunt for information from the environmental protection and conservation messages in the Park’s iconic attractions to answer a series of well-designed questions. The event ended with the Prize Presentation Ceremony cum Hong Kong Green Day Closing Ceremony. The winning teams were awarded with the Park’s tickets and the Champion team was treated to a low-carbon lunch in Ocean Park Tuxedos Restaurant.

    8 June - World Oceans Day!

    Let’s celebrate and care for the oceans with people around the world! The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and our survival depends on them being healthy. Sadly, the oceans are polluted by lots of rubbish which badly affect marine life.

    To encourage our guests to care for the oceans, a series of activities was held from 6-8 June. We invited 6,000 visitors to use around 10,000 recycled bottle caps to complete a 5 m x 2 m-sized artwork, “CAPturing Our Future the Ocean”; we also invited more than 4,400 visitors to make a pledge to protect the oceans by reducing the use of disposable plastic; we held a Fun Day & Talk for 300 local fishermen and families; and we defeated the Marine Debris Monster with the help of more than 3,000 visitors at the Blue Heroes Game Booth.

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2014 World Environment Day

    5 June is… 2014 World Environment Day (WED)!

    WED is one of the biggest, most widely celebrated days for environmental protection. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages attention and action.

    To acknowledge the significance of the event, Hong Kong celebrates WED in its own special Green way! Ocean Park and the Green Council jointly organized “Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD)” on 5 June this year again to recognize this important occasion. The objective of this event was to establish and strengthen public’s awareness on the relationship between environmental protection and healthy lifestyles. HKGD has inspired people to wear green-orientated clothing and/or accessories, as well as to implement creative initiatives and activities supporting the event. To further encourage our guests and staff to participate this meaningful event, June was made the “Green Month”. During 5-30 June, a series of activities were held in the Park, including park-wide display of HKGD posters, promotional videos at popular locations and distributing souvenir to guests who showed their support by not using plastic shopping bags or ordered the Park’s low carbon menu. All these initiatives served to engage everyone in this meaningful event.

    One of the signature events of HKGD - “Green Hunt @ Ocean Park” was held on 21 June at Ocean Park, participated by over one hundred tertiary students. The participants were set out to hunt for information from the environmental protection and conservation messages in the Park’s iconic attractions to answer 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, hosted by the entertaining celebrity MC, Sammy Leung. The winning teams were awarded with the Park’s tickets and the Champion team was treated to a low-carbon lunch in Tuxedos Restaurant.

    8 June is… 2014 World Oceans Day (WOD)!

    “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!”

    To celebrate “World Oceans Day” established by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development General Assembly, Ocean Park organized a series of activities to raise visitors’ awareness on the importance of marine conservation. More than 2,000 park guests were invited to sign and pledge to protect the ocean by reducing the use of plastic products. Also, about 900 guests attended the up-cycling workshop and turned used materials into new artworks.

    In addition, the park specially invited around 300 fishermen and their families to participate the “Ocean Park Fun Day”. A free seminar on ocean conservation was offered to them.

    Last but not least, 42 staff and their family members participated in the beach cleanup activity on 1 June, collected nearly 100kg of trash on the beach near the Park.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2013 World Environment Day

    5 June is… 2013 World Environment Day (WED)!

    WED aims to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, day for positive, environmental action. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

    Hong Kong should acknowledge and celebrate WED in its own special Green way! Therefore, Ocean Park and the Green Council jointly organized “Hong Kong Green Day”(HKGD) on 5 June to recognize this important occasion. The objective of this event was to establish and strengthen citizens' attitudes on the indivisible relationship between environmental protection and healthy lifestyles. HKGD has inspired people to wear Green-orientated clothing and/or accessories, as well as implement creative initiatives and activities in support of this event. To further encourage our guests and staff to support this meaningful event, we also made June to become “Green Month”. During 5-30 June, a series of activities have been held to celebrate this event, including park-wide display of HKGD posters, promotional videos at popular locations; deliver HKGD message through retail shops, restaurants, tip boards, animal narrations and entertainment shows and presenting a souvenir to guests who show their support by not using plastic shopping bags and choosing low-carbon menu items. All these initiatives served to engage everyone in this meaningful event.

    The final event of HKGD - “Green Hunt @ Ocean Park” and the HKGD Closing Ceremony were held on 29 June at Ocean Park with over one hundred tertiary education students’ participated the Green Hunt. After the competition, the participants acknowledged how Ocean Park had designed all the attractions to convey to the public the importance of conservation and environmental protection. The Champion team got to enjoy “animal encounter” programmes, sponsored by our Park, for an opportunity to meet with penguins and spotted seals up close. Celebrities in support of this event, Mr. Shih Win-ching, Ms. Janet Ma and Ms. Candy Yuen, joined the HKGD Closing Ceremony and Green Hunt, and the award ceremony for the “Rethink” Green Life Photo Competition.

    8 June is… 2013 World Oceans Day (WOD)!

    WOD is an opportunity every year to honor the world's oceans and marine life itself, celebrate the resources it provides, such as seafood, and also is a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.

    In a show of support for both World Oceans Day and the government’s “HK Our Home – Clean Shoreline Campaign”, 35 staffs showed their concern and love for nature by joining the Beach Cleanup near Dolphin University. These staff volunteers came from a variety of departments and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation of Hong Kong. They collected a total of 81.8 kg marine debris! Where foam fragments and plastic bags accounted for the highest amount of all refuse collected. To encourage park visitors to support World Oceans Day, educators have promoted the importance of environmental protection and inspired appreciation for the oceans through exhibits and education programmes.

     
     
     
     

    Ocean Park celebrates 2012 World Environment Day

    5 June is… 2012 World Environment Day (WED)!

    WED is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

    8 June is… 2012 World Oceans Day (WOD)!

    WOD is an opportunity every year to honor the world's oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood as well as marine life itself, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.

    In celebration of the World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, Ocean Park has launched a variety of park-wide celebrations, including the exhibition of event posters and banners. The environmental protection message was also promoted on Facebook, our website as well as at the Park’s shows and educational programs to encourage visitors to support the event.

    Ocean Park promoted World Environment Day and World Oceans Day together with environmental protection message to all staff through email. Furthermore, our staff joined an environmental film show on 13 June. The purpose of the event was to raise staff awareness on the importance of environmental protection on the Earth’s ecosystem. All participants also made a pledge to protect the environment and cherish resources during the event.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2010 World Environment Day

    5 June is… 2010 World Environment Day (WED)!

    WED is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

    8 June is… 2010 World Oceans Day (WOD)!

    WOD is an opportunity every year to honor the world's oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood as well as marine life itself, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.

    Building on Ocean Park's commitment to bring educational, conservational and entertaining experiences to its guests, the Park has arranged a line-up of exciting events between 5-8 June to celebrate the 2010 World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. The purpose of these festivities is to raise staff and visitor awareness of the importance of environmental protection amongst staff and visitors.

    In celebration of the World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, Ocean Park has launched a variety of park-wide celebrations, including the exhibition of event posters, banners, and LED panels at designated attractions, environmental protection messages at the Park's animal presentations and in narrations, and displaying the Ocean Park Outreach Van at the Summit Plaza with dedicated staff to promote environmental protection and to encourage visitors to pledge their support to the campaign.

    Furthermore, around 80 staff members to join two special screenings of the environmentally-themed DVD on 3 and 4 June to raise staff awareness and encourage participation. All guests also made a pledge to protect the environment and cherish resources during the two events.

    Citizen of the Ocean passports are continuously being given to interested parties at Pacific Pier to enhance marine conservation knowledge and commitment.

    Ocean Park celebrates 2009 World Environment Day

    《HOME》World Environment Day Special Screening Gala

    Ocean Park has always been concerned about environmental issues and has actively participated in various types of environmental protection activities. In support of this year's United Nations World Environment Day, Ocean Park teamed up with Lark Films Distribution Ltd., UA Cinemas, and TVB to host a special screening gala on the evening of 5 June, 2009 at UA Megabox. The purpose of the event was to spread environmental awareness through action. For the first time ever, 《HOME》 was released on all media formats (movie theatres, TV, DVD, and the Internet) in 87 countries worldwide on World Environment Day.

    《HOME》 is a 15-year project, with creator Yann Arthus-Bertrand travelling to 54 countries in one and a half years. The film takes us on a sensational journey above planet Earth and provides us with an unusual portrait of our planet. Planet Earth is critically ill from human impact, but a brighter future is possible if we all decide to write it together. After watching the film, it is hoped that the audience will continue to spread the message of environmental conservation.

    At the special screening gala, attendees included a number of Ocean Park's management representatives as well as key business partners. During the screening ceremony, Deputy Chief Executive of Ocean Park, Mr. Matthias Li, said, "As long as every one of us makes an effort towards energy conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable use of resources, there is no doubt that our present bleak conditions will be improved drastically ─ because「our HOME depends on you」!"