From September 2010, in collaboration with Civic Exchange’s Green It Green (GIG) Competition, greenerworks founder Sophie Tang has visited local, international schools and universities in Hong Kong to talk about the Preservation of Antarctica, climate change and how to produce simple creative ideas for more sustainable lifestyle choices in Hong Kong.
The GIG competition winners were all announced and presented with the awards at the GIG Youth Summit on 7 November. Sophie had a wonderful experience being the emcee for the live event and the competition judge among others. Thank you for everyone's support over the last few months, it has been quite a journey. For more details of the winners, click here
greenerworks would like to thank Civic Exchange for assisting in the school talk arrangements and all their hard work to get everyone to live green. It has truly been a huge experience.
*school talks will resume in 2011 as part of regional activities by greenerworks
Background of C40 Climate Dialogue
Initiated by former President Clinton and the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, C-40 consists of large cities committed to tackling climate change. The November 2010 event in Hong Kong brought cities together to discuss challenges and opportunities of creating modern, low carbon, high quality and liveable metropolitan centres, by increasing energy efficiency.
As part of the C40 Climate Dialogue, greenerworks Founder Sophie Tang joined the panel alongside other explorers and professionals from the environmental sector for a discussion titled 'Changing Mindset and Behaviour' on 4 November.
For more photos of the events, please visit photo gallery
Figure 1 Panel for Session H, Changing Mindset and Behaviour; Ms Sophie Tang is seated first on far left in photo.
Thank you to all students and teachers for attending the educational dialogue between Mayor David Miller (Chair C40/ Toronto), Deputy Mayor Tom Miller (Portland), Vice Mayor Romel Pascual (L.A.), Mr. Edwin Lau (FoE, HK), and Princess Birgitta (Sweden) on 6 November. Sophie was the moderator for this session and would like to extend her gratitude to the teachers who took time off their weekend to attend the session with their students.
Figure 2 Sophie moderating the dialogue session Figure 3 Students taking photos with Portland Deputy Mayor Tom Miller
Figure 4 Students taking turns for photo-taking with Princess Birgitta of Sweden
YOUTH SUMMIT 2010
Figure 5 Sophie was presenter for the first event Figure 6 All judges and Contestants; Sophie is third from left 2nd row
Figures 7-8 Live presentations for individual and group categories of environmental competition; Sophie was one of the judges for the event