Rules of the Green Game

A few weeks ago I was invited by the host of the RTHK radio program 《1 2 3 show》 to share my experience founding Water for Free.  I specifically spoke about the fact that for over 4 years, Water for Free has been publicly demanding that MTR install water dispensers at each station, as this is obviously an essential part of fulfilling their CSR obligations.  Yet … Continue reading Rules of the Green Game

Bamboo Tissue Toilet Paper

PRICE  HKD 20 per pack (10 rolls) WHERE TO BUY   Salvation Army Family Store   (Only certain branches have them in stock, please call and check before you go shopping) PRODUCT RATING Great value for the money.  FSC Mix label, ISO 9001, ISO14001 GREEN RATING Quite Green. While most of the toilet paper brands available for sale at supermarkets in Hong Kong still proudly annouce that they … Continue reading Bamboo Tissue Toilet Paper

Press Release -“Water for Free” Android mobile app 2.0 launching

Hong Kong, 19 June 2017: Water for Free is a mobile app that helps users to refill their water bottles while on the go by showing the locations of water dispensers throughout Hong Kong.  Since its launch in the summer of 2013, it has been widely popular among those who care about the environment. Thanks to the crowdsourcing of new locations, the Water for Free map now … Continue reading Press Release -“Water for Free” Android mobile app 2.0 launching

Inequality in Hong Kong

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) of HKSAR Government recently announced that the Gini Coefficient, a measure of inequality (based on original monthly household income) was 0.539 in 2016, a historically peak since 1971.  The C&SD of course did not mention this latter piece of information in its press release.  Instead they said the higher Gini Coefficient “indicated that the household income disparity widened during the … Continue reading Inequality in Hong Kong

Individual Action Leads to Change

A day before the Earth Day, a friend posted the photos above on Facebook with the following message “Don’t tell me using disposables has nothing to do with climate change. For a room full of scientists, engineers, policy makers, researchers and people otherwise dedicating their waking hours to addressing this issue, I don’t understand how one can eat, drink and socialize without confronting this harrowing … Continue reading Individual Action Leads to Change