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Green Event Pledge

Green Event Pledge

To encourage more organisations to join the waste reduction force, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has invited organisations from different sectors to participate in our “Green Event Pledge”*. The participating organisations shall commit to making reference to the EPD’s “A Waste Reduction Guidebook for Large Scale Event Organisers” (Guidebook) when organising, co-organising, sponsoring or providing services to events, so as to enhance the environmental performance of the events, and to encourage other relevant organsiations to follow suit.  In essence, the organisations shall pledge to make their best endeavours to take the following actions as far as practicable:

  • Plan ahead to adopt measures to reduce waste generated from the events, e.g. use recycled materials for stage setup, reuse event resources, channel the materials into proper recycling or donation outlets, etc.
  • Step up efforts to drive behavioral change in event participants to avoid or reduce consumption of one-off disposable items, e.g. plastic cups, cutlery, utensils, straws, and in particular, bottled water, by encouraging and facilitating event participants to bring their own water bottles where applicable (such as setting up water refilling stations).
  • Reduce food waste by ordering or preparing food in an appropriate quantity to prevent unnecessary wastage, and when appropriate, encourage participants to take away excess food after the event.
  • Reduce paper consumption and promote wider use of electronic means of communication.

* For details of the Green Event Pledge, please refer to the electronic leaflet.

Green Event Pledge Kick-off Ceremony

As of 20 May 2019, more than 80 organisations have made the Green Event Pledge (see Green Event Pledge Participating Organisations for details). The EPD held a kick-off ceremony on 27 September 2018 to commend and demonstrate their determination to reduce waste.

As an officiating guest of the ceremony, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, delivered a speech and took the opportunity to call on more event organisers and stakeholders from different sectors to commit to making reference to the Guidebook to integrate the green concepts into events of different nature, so as to achieve “Use Less, Waste Less”. Among the some 40 organisations which have attended the ceremony, representatives from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited and Wofoo Social Enterprises shared their experience in organising green mega events and their plans.

Press Release (Full version)

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Green Event Pledge Participating Organisations

Participating Organisations (as of 20 May 2019)

     
 

Airport Authority Hong Kong

     
 

AsiaWorld-Expo

     
 

Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong 

     
 

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

     
 

BEAM Society Limited

     
 

BottLess Limited

     
 

Business Environment Council

     
 

Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

     
 

CITI

     
 

City University of Hong Kong

     
 

Civic Exchange

     
 

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

     
 

ExPro Services Company

     
 

Fingerprint Limited

     
 

Foodlink Foundation Limited

     
 

Friends of the Earth (HK) Charity Limited

     
 

Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

     
 

Green Council

     
 

Greeners Action

     
 

Hang Seng Bank

     
 

Henderson Land Group

     
 

Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association

     
 

Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association

     
 

Hong Kong Baptist University

     
 

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

     
 

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited

     
 

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

     
 

Hong Kong Green Building Council

     
 

Hong Kong Rugby Union

     
 

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

     
 

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

     
 

Hong Kong Tourism Board

     
 

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

     
 

Hong Kong Waste Management Association

     
 

Hongkong Land

     
 

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

     
 

K. Wah Construction Materials

     
 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Grand Central Plaza

     
 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited - HomeSquare

     
 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Landmark North

     
 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited -
New Town Plaza Phase I

     
 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Park Island

     
 

Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre

     
 

Lai Sun Development Company Limited

     
 

Lingnan University

     
 

Link Asset Management Limited

     
 

MTR Corporation

     
 

New World Department Store China Limited

     
 

New World Development Company Limited

     
 

New World Property Management Company Limited -
The Green Atrium

     
 

New World TMT Limited

     
 

NWS Holdings Limited

     
 

Ocean Park Corporation

     
 

Prudential Hong Kong Limited

     
 

Recycle Cycle (HK) Co. Ltd

     
 

Sino Group

     
 

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

     
 

Swire Waste Management Limited

     
 

Tai Yau Bank, Limited

     
 

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

     
 

The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong

     
 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

     
 

The Conservancy Association

     
 

The Education University of Hong Kong

     
 

The Green Earth

     
 

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

     
 

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

     
 

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

     
 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

     
 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

     
 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

     
 

The Mongkok Kai-Fong Association Ltd

     
 

The Open University of Hong Kong

     
 

The Tank Limited

     
 

The University of Hong Kong

     
 

UBM Asia Limited

     
 

Urban Spring Co. Ltd.

     
 

We Use Limited

     
 

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

     
 

Wofoo Leaders' Network

     
 

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

     
 

Yan Oi Tong

     

(Listed in alphabetical order.)

 

How to participate:

We look forward to having the participation of more organisations to make a joint effort in waste reduction. If any organisation wishes to make a pledge on waste reduction when planning for events, please contact Mr Choi of the EPD(Tel:2867 2562 / 3690 7741;email:greenevent@epd.gov.hk)。

 

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