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Date: 23 January, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No.8

TOPICS:
2:00 PM     UPCYCLING IN HONG KONG ( DELIVERED IN CANTONESE)
  • Mr. Kevin Cheung, Upcycling Product Designer

Upcycling product designer Kevin Cheung Wai Chun graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic’s School of Design in 2009, and is based in Hong Kong. He has seen the environmental crisis that our world is facing, and he feels that designers have a responsibility to recreate the world and make it a better place. Designs have to become more sustainable – they must enrich the environment, their users and society as a whole. Instead of continually using new resources and materials to create new products, Kevin experiments with waste materials, reusing them to create new products. Collaborating with different NGOs to produce these products locally gives him the chance to inspire people and give them a new perspective on how products are being made, consumed and disposed of. He will display his artwork in the seminar to show the public how a product can benefit the society throughout the entire production process.

3:00 PM  CONSERVATION OF SEA TURTLES IN HONG KONG ( DELIVERED IN CANTONESE)
  • Mr. Philip Yip, Wetland and Fauna Conservation Officer of AFCD

Of the world’s seven sea turtle species, five have been recorded in Hong Kong. They are the Loggerhead, the Green turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill and the Olive ridley. Of these, the Green turtle is the only sea turtle species that regularly nests in Hong Kong. They usually lay eggs at the sandy beach at Sham Wan of Lamma Island. This site is also one of the few remaining nesting sites in all of Southern China. To protect the nesting turtles, their eggs and their hatchlings from human disturbance, various conservation measures are employed around Hong Kong. Philip Yip will introduce and discuss these measures and their implications for Green turtle conservation in Hong Kong.

4:00PM  RUBBISH BAY ( DELIVERED IN CANTONESE)
  • Mr. Patrick Yeung , Project Manager (Coastal Watch Project) of WWF – Hong Kong

Lap Sap Wan is a remote beach located at Cape D’Aguilar in Shek O. Despite its close proximity to the Cape D’Aguilar Marine Reserve with natural coastal habitats and special landscapes, enormous amount of litter had accumulated. In April 2015, WWF-Hong Kong and its partner conducted a survey in Lap Sap Wan and reported the case to the Hong Kong government. Due to the seriousness of the case, various government departments reacted promptly to take immediate cleanups. Coastal Watch Project Manager Patrick will share this case and the latest situation of Lap Sap Wan in the seminar.

P.S. “The Story of Rubbish Bay” display will be kicked off after the ocean seminar.Please feel free to join!

【Free of charge. First come first serve! 】

If you are interested, please fill out the application form here.

Inquiry hotline:  2161 9693
Email: coastalwatch@wwf.org.hk

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