18 Jun 2013

Support for First-ever Hong Kong Green Day

As an environmentally responsible organisation, The Link is providing its support to the first Hong Kong Green Day organised by the Green Council. The objective of the event is to have members of the public consider and choose greener options in four main theme areas: Clothing, Food, Housing, and Transportation.

The opening ceremony for Hong Kong Green Day was held at Lok Fu Plaza on 5 June 2013, with Christine Loh Kung Wai, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment, as the officiating guest. Also attending were representatives including Hilda Wong, Head of Marketing of The Link, Teresa Pun,  Promotions and Events Manager of MTR Corporation,  Rosman Wai, Senior Manager of Environment of Hong Kong Housing Authority, Melody So, Executive Director (Corporate Affairs) of Centaline Property Agency Limited, Linda Ho, Chief Executive Officer of Green Council, Charmaine Sheh, Hong Kong Green Day Ambassdor, Dr. Priscilla Leung, Chairperson of Green Council, Nicola Cheung Young, Environmental Consultant, Vivien Chan, Corporate Affairs Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Ltd. and Prof. K. C. Ho, BBS, Dean of School of Science & Technology of Open University of Hong Kong to show their support to the event.

Staff Encouraged to Wear Green
In addition to providing the venue for the opening ceremony of Hong Kong Green Day, The Link is asking its tenants to become “green shops”. From 5 to 30 June, participating green shops will offer unique discounts to customers wearing green and will not actively give out plastic shopping bags. The Link also encouraged its staff to wear green tops or accessories on the event day.

To support the event, the Rethink Photo Competition Exhibition will be held at Lok Fu Plaza from 30 June to 5 July, displaying winning entries from the Green Life Photo Competition. It is hoped that the exhibition will further promote the green message to the public.

The Green Council organised the first-ever Hong Kong Green Day to coincide with World Environment Day (5 June), which was initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1972. Through this event, the Green Council would like to encourage a greener community among people, starting with their daily habits.

In addition to the Green Life Photo Competition, the Green Council will also organise green seminars and a low-carbon musical festival. For details, please visit http://www.greencouncil.org/tchi/community/greenday.asp.

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