家常綠活

林麗珊的創意無添加生活


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Living a green lifestyle

( Varsity CUHK– Reporters: Chester Chan, Chloe Kwan, Stanley Lam, 28-12-2016)

Words like ‘green’, ‘sustainable’, ‘renewable’ and ‘eco-friendly’ seem to be buzzwords these days, and the phrase ‘green living’ is used to sell everything from housing developments to cleaning products. But it is one thing to talk the talk and another to walk the walk.

Meet Law Yip-man, who decided to drastically change the way he lives after taking a course promoting sustainable living held by a well-known environmentalists who goes by the name ‘Wild Man’ (野人). Law moved to rural Lau Fau Shan to live a basic life, closer to nature. He makes his own enzyme detergent and uses corn-cobs to clean his dishes, collects and composts food waste and uses firewood to boil soup. He also promotes the reduction of waste by using and helping to distribute leftover food in the community.

Retired civil servant Steven (who does not want to disclose his full name) enjoys more ‘mod cons’ in his home than Law does. But he has made an effort to be more environmentally friendly by installing solar panels on his roof. The panels supply electricity to heat the water in his house. While the set-up saves commercially produced energy, it doesn’t save Steven any money. He says solar electricity is not cost effective in Hong Kong, where electricity is relatively cheap. It also cannot produce enough energy to power utilities like air conditioners. This means there is little incentive for Hong Kong people to invest in the technology in their homes.

Even if that is the case, blogger Lam Lai-shan says ordinary people can still make efforts to be more environmentally responsible in different aspects of everyday life. Lam, who is a homemaker, says not much money is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lam makes her own household products, for instance, she makes soaps from waste oil and enzyme detergents. She also uses eco-friendly cleaning products and washing powders like camellia seed powder, she also has a workshop room where she makes DIY products, upcycles old clothes into shopping bags and dyes clothes with vegetable dyes. Lam also shuns chain stores and shops in small local shops.

She promotes a green lifestyle through her blog, where she is known as ‘Green Mama’ and shares tips on green living. Lam also organises various activities, such as constructing a ‘green map’ showing the locations of recyclers, veggie cafes, and other places of interest for those who want to spread the idea of green living.

“It’s just a small group that practises [green lifestyles], and the public thinks it can only be done by green activists and not ordinary citizens. [But] everyone can do it,” says Lam.

 

Source: http://varsity.com.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/2016/12/living-green-lifestyle/

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【年宵市場資源回收行動 「拾」萬「伙」急!】

過新年,行年宵,應節熱鬧好氣氛!但你知唔知道,短短7日年宵過後,檔主往往留下大量帳篷、枱櫈、擺設、年貨,甚至係未開封食物。如果無人去拯救呢批物資,佢地只入落得被食環署吊車車走,送到堆填區。

剩餘物資=垃圾?答案在於一念之間。

✨✨招回收伙伴✨✨
如果你想為社區為環境做番少少嘢,自問可以捱更抵夜,我們地毋忘垃圾歡迎你加入成為 毋忘垃圾@年宵回收伙伴。義工小隊將去自己區內的年宵市場回收可再用的物資,務求救得幾多得幾多!

報名成為義工,請按以下連結報名,集合地點、時間及聯絡人將稍後另行通知**
https://goo.gl/GP1JZF

✨✨✨徵求支援✨✨
由於年宵市場可回收的物資數量和種類繁多,我們需要
1)  多部手推車
2)  毗鄰年宵市場的物資暫存點

如可提供以上支援,請以私訊與我們聯絡。

✨✨✨讓回收力量蔓延✨✨✨
除左圖中所示的5個年宵市場,我們歡迎你發起其他年宵市場的資源回收行動!

參考資料 - 2017年全港年宵市場地點及有關資料
http://www.fehd.gov.hk/tc_chi/events/lnyf2017/index.html

http://wherevergreen.hk/events/Q0k1fcO9RgC3Y4c9uVK56g

 


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「凝造綠色社區」講座 24/2

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「凝造綠色社區」講座 24/2
網上報名

日期 :2017年2月24日 (五)
時間:晚上7至9時
地點:香港中文大學 崇基學院信和樓3樓李冠春堂
語言:粵語

講者: 立法會議員姚松炎 立法會議員朱凱迪
客席主持: 黃洪教授 (香港中文大學社會工作學系副教授)

簡介:
「凝造綠色社區」講座由「綠活地圖」(wherevergreen.hk) 主辦,中大博群全人發展中心協辦。兩位講者朱凱迪議員和姚松炎議員兩將分別就「香港地的城鄉共生」和「屋苑裡的綠色小革命」的主題,分享凝造綠色社區的經驗。

朱凯迪一直推動「鄉郊復興」及「社區共享文化」,他將會分享個人在這些方面的理念,以及綠色公民實踐經驗(如在元朗設立「不是垃圾站」進行資源分類和回收; 以及推動食環署改革垃圾站為資源回收中心)。

姚松炎則在置富花園實踐「四零方案」——-零耗能、零耗糧、零耗水、零排廢,鼓勵居民參與及推行廢物回收和以物易物的經驗。另外,他亦一直積極倡議推動香港綠色基建和綠色建築,生態友善的規劃,以及發展「宜居城市」。

費用全免 歡迎捐助綠活地圖
發展網站及推動綠色生活
http://www.wherevergreen.hk

https://wherevergreen.hk/events/mqWbuNaVSx6L-6_sk0X_QQ


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[綠綠無窮過新年] 回收利是封, 年花, 賀年食品

毋忘垃圾【年宵市場資源回收行動 「拾」萬「伙」急!】

https://www.facebook.com/%E6%AF%8B%E5%BF%98%E5%9E%83%E5%9C%BE-270416489975577/#

捐贈食品

「救食平台- 食物回收捐助聯盟」名單內的聯盟機構
http://foodwaste.foe.org.hk/html/chi/map.php

食物放題
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3FoodFlow/

 

利是封

綠領行動「利是封回收重用大行動 2017」

http://www.greeners-action.org/modules/AMS/

綠領行動去年收集到 880 萬個舊利是封,經篩選及處理後,今年有超過 400 萬個利是封可以重生,並且由即日起,將於全港郵政局、賽馬會投注站、、50 個領展商場、屋苑、幼稚園、中小學等超過 277 個地方免費派發,派完即止。想知邊到有得免費拎環保利是封,可【按此】查閱。  –  http://www.e-zone.com.hk/channelnews.php?id=21835#sthash.OfjPAT0h.dpuf

來源: http://wherevergreen-front.herokuapp.com/articles/liyOm9YEQD6sXkp9-fMKrw


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Tomorrow ( “Demain”/ “自己地球自己救” )

導演 :Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent

片長: 120分鐘

法國/ 2015

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預告連結:

內容簡介:

《希魔撞正殺人狂》女主角美蘭妮羅倫今次不做地下戰士,轉做地球鬥士拯救世界。懷胎十月期間知道地球即將缺水缺油缺食物,人類可能於本世紀內滅絕,她便聯同其他有兒有女的電影人,走訪全球各地,探索各種可行並進行中的環保好橋,食物、能源、交通、政制、金融、教育、廢物處理等全方位追蹤。不是這邊喊完絕望真相,那邊回家狂開電器的過氣政客,美蘭妮找到的環保絕橋,你的電視新聞不會報道,擔保多數你都未聽過。等得十年,等不到百年,自己地球自己救。凱撒獎最佳紀錄片。

Cyril Dion, journalist and NGO director and Melanie Laurent, actress and filmmaker, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may solve the ecological, economic and social crisis that our countries are going through. During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world (TOMORROW won the 2016 César Award for Best Documentary Film).

相關資料 (電影免費放映-23/1/2017):

http://www.sustainability.hku.hk/event/detail/tomorrow