Preserve Planet Earth Committee 2023-24

November PPE Newsletter written by IPP Eliza Ning of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour, PPE Chair, and IPP Simone Kong Rotary Club of Rotary Club of Central, PPE Committee Member

The Rotary International Youth Climate Competition Launch Ceremony -25 November 2023 (Saturday)

The Rotary International Youth Climate Competition Launch Ceremony will take place virtually on 25 November 2023, coinciding with World Habitat Day.

The first Rotary International Youth Climate Change Competition was jointly organized by the Rotary Club of Tai Po in D3450 and the Rotary Club of Makati San Lorenzo in D3880, and the Climate Reality Project in the Philippines.

It is expected that 400-500 youth participants will join the Competition, where international teams will develop proposals to address various climate issue with support from international Rotary and climate experts. Winners, selected by an international panel, will present their projects at the International Youth Climate Summit in mid-2024 and receive awards from RCTP and RCMSL to support their project developments.


Mangrove Sapling Plantation & Ecological Conservation Tour 20th January 2024

Date: 20th January 2024 (Saturday)
Time: To be confirmed
Fee: To be confirmed
Location: Sha Tau Kok Farm, 60 Sha Tau Kok Road (Shek Chung Au)

Join us for a memorable experience of ecological conservation and contribute to the preservation of our environment at the Mangrove Sapling Plantation and Ecological Conservation Tour! Taking place at Sha Tau Kok Farm on 25 January 2024, this event welcomes Rotarians, their families, Rotaractors, and Interactors to participate. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as we plant mangrove saplings, an essential ecosystem for coastal areas. Together, we will make a positive impact on our environment and foster a sense of responsibility towards ecological conservation. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this meaningful initiative to protect our planet. Join us and let’s grow together!

MARK YOUR DIARY!

If any questions, please contact DDS Donald Chan at 9788 4788


Green In Our Hands Recycling Competition

We are in the fourth month of our Green in Our Hands Recycling Competition and thanks to the effort of Vice Chair IPP Annyee of Rotary Club of HK Northeast in promoting this competition. So far there is about 50 clubs in the Competition and a total of Green $250,000+ points have been earned.

The clubs will have until 15th April 2024 to earn Green$ points which will be used to redeem groceries such as rice and noodles. The club that got the most Green$ points will get to choose the NGO to donate the groceries to. Gather your family and friends to join in the recycling to earn more Green$ points, redeem into groceries and donate to the needy! The rest of the Rotary family – Rotaract, Interact, Junioract and RCC Clubs are welcome to join this meaning competition.

Let’s BE PEOPLE OF ACTION (一 起行動) – Sign up the competition via the link:

https://forms.gle/GxJ8mY8i7JUFLmb48

If any questions, please contact IPP Annyee Chan at 852 – 9853 9787.


Green Events Handbook

We have started to share extracts from the Green Events Handbook (“Handbook”) published by Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group in the September issue of the DG Newsletter. Pages 5 to 9 of the Handbook is extracted below. Together let’s learn how to run sustainable Rotary events! For those who want to read the Handbook in one go, please click the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tXxKWlkKbTdwvikBkRV-PgMfQkdmj7H/view

Together, We Preserve Planet Earth