Preserve Planet Earth Committee 2023-24

January 2024  PPE Newsletter written by IPP Eliza Ning of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour, PPE Chair

Details of the Video Competition:

Category :

A. Secondary School Group ( including non-Interact Clubs)
B. Tertiary Group ( including non-Rotaract Clubs)
Language : English/Chinese/Mongolian (with English or Chinese subtitles)
Areas: Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia
Prize announcement and Presentation Ceremony : 13 April 2024
Total Cash Prizes Around HK$50,000.00
Video Submission Deadline : 29 February 2024

  1. Carbon Zero, As It Glams.
  2. Plastic Zero, As It Trends.

Video Format: mp4. Must upload to YouTube by yourself and set as public.
Duration: Not less than 60 seconds and not more than 90 seconds
Layout: Must be horizontal 16:9
Resolution: 1080p
Subtitle: Chinese or English (as appropriate)

  • Dr Rebecca Lee Lok Sze, MH (Explorer)
  • Dr Xoni Ma (Founder and Education Director of Outdoor Wildlife Learning, Hong Kong)
  • Mr. Larry Chan (Senior Environment Protection Officer (Climate Change)1, Environment and Ecology Bureau)
  • Mr. Jazz Chan (Member of the HK Institute of Professional Photographers)
  • Miss Natalie Chung (Member of the Council for Carbon Neutrality & Sustainable Development)
  • District Governor Eric Chak, District Public Image Committee Chair
  • Immediate Past President Eliza Ning, District PPE Committee Chair
  • Charter President Kam Ling (Photographer and Writer)

Please encourage schools you know well to join the Video Competition.

Below is the registration link for the two categories with Rules and Regulations of the video competition:

Secondary School Group

Tertiary Group

We are in the fifth 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 $350,000+ 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, colleagues 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  ( 起行動) – Sign up the competition via the link:

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

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 15 to 19 of the Handbook about Carbon offset is extracted below.  D3450 PPE Committee encourages Club members to calculate your own carbon footprint, reduce and compensate the remains by offsetting to zero. One of the ways is by donating to The Rotary Foundation under the Environment Fund. More information will be sent out in next DG Newsletter.  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: