HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Council, a non-profit Hong Kong environmental organization, announces today that its 4th Hong Kong Green Day kick-off ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5 June 2016, at Hong Kong Science Park.
This year, Green Council is hosting its first ever Green Run at the kick-off ceremony to encourage the community’s participation in environmental protection. Numerous environmental initiatives will follow throughout June, including the Green Cook Cooking Competition and Hong Kong Green Day Finale cum Green Video Competition at Ocean Park. Through participation in the initiatives, Hong Kong citizens will have a better understanding of living green and enhanced interest in environmental protection.
The Green Run competition includes a 10km race that is divided into men’s and women’s public and corporate categories, and a 3km race for public, students and families. The race will take place on Sunday morning 5 June at Hong Kong Science Park, and the route runs from Pak Shek Kok promenade to Tai Po Lookout Tower. Participants are encouraged to dress creatively to show their commitment to environmental protection. They are encouraged to wear green t-shirts supplied by Green Council, or dress in green and wear green accessories and commemorative pins to promote the Go Green, Act Green campaign.
The Hong Kong Green Day kick-off ceremony will follow the Green Run and feature Mr Paul Chan Mo-po, MH, JP, Secretary for Development as the officiating guest. Additional government officers, sponsors and supporting organisations will be invited. In addition to a Green Run awards presentation, there will be music and entertainment performances, games, and environment educational opportunities available before 1pm. Hong Kong Green Day aims to enhance the public awareness of environmental protection and promote the green image of Hong Kong.
The month-long Hong Kong Green Day campaign also includes:
- Hong Kong Green Day Promotional Videos featured by our ambassador, Ms Charmaine Sheh and Celebrities: www.facebook.com/greenday.hk/videos/1390275790998145/
- Hong Kong Green Day Logo Creative Design Competition: www.greenday.hk/logodesign/
- Dress Green Campaign (Hong Kong citizens are encouraged to dress in green on 5 June)
- Green Shops Campaign
- Green School Programme includes Captain Green Scheme and Book/ Uniform Recycle Program for schools
- Go Green, Act Green Photo Competition, Video Competition, Slogan Design Competition, and 4-Panel Comic Strip Competition
- Green Cook Cooking Competition: www.greenday.hk/greencook/
- Hong Kong Green Day Finale cum Green Video Competition at Ocean Park: www.greenday.hk/greenvideo/
“Our goal is to make Hong Kong Green Day a city-wide show of solidarity for strengthening the community’s participation in environmental protection; we strive to institute a life-long commitment to protect and replenish our natural resources for future generations in Hong Kong,” said Ms Linda Ho, chief executive officer of Green Council.
The first Green Run application period runs until 27 May. For more details, please visit Hong Kong Green Day website www.greenday.hk/. For enquiries, please call +852 2810 1122.
*United Nations launched World Environment Day in 1972 (5 June). To echo the sentiment of World Environment Day, Green Council launched “Hong Kong Green Day” (5 June) in 2013, and it has become an annual green event in Hong Kong that encourages awareness and positive action for the environment.
About Green Council
The Green Council is a non-profit association of Hong Kong. It strives to encourage the industrial and commercial sectors to include environmental protection in their production and management processes. With the concept of “Conservation begins with Education”, Green Council promotes education and training for environmental preservation, green consumerism, management concepts and practices, waste recycling and waste reduction, energy conservation and sustainable development. The main sources of funding for the Green Council are from membership fees, public donations and sponsorships by corporations and individuals who share our vision. Green Council formed since 2000, and it aims to develop environmental protection related projects including Hong Kong Green Label Scheme (HKGLS), Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter, Hong Kong Green Enterprise Awards, International Coastal Cleanup and Green Carnivals. For more details, please visit Green Council website: www.greencouncil.org/.