Monthly Archives: June 2014

Chow Checker App – CAS inspiration

Posted by Peter MUIR

Designed by a team of eighth-graders in the US, the ‘Chow Checker’ app allows users to do a check on the allergens that may be contained in a food product.  If the user scans a food item or searches for it in the app and it contains something to which they’re allergic, the app will instantly let them know.

Why not do some research about app designs – creativity and possibly service (depending on whether the app is considered as a public service).


DC Shelterbox Project

Posted by Peter MUIR

ShelterBox LogoA Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt will be held at DC on the 20th of June. This scavenger hunt will be hosted by the DC Shelterbox group and aims to promote awareness about what Shelterbox does. This event will take start in the foyer, with teams having to hunt around the school for items and facts related to Shelterbox and disaster mitigation.

Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and other vital supplies to people and communities that are affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crisis. Shelterbox also delivers the essentials that people and communities need to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.

The Shelterbox Scavenger hunt will involved teams of secondary students representing their house, having fun hunting around the school while learning a little about Shelterbox and the issues  they address.  Click here for more details about the Shelterbox Scavenger hunt, including how to enter.

Revealing the reality of inequality

Posted by Peter MUIR

The Reveal Reality Photo Contest challenged young people to reveal the realities of inequality in their communities. The top photos will be used to advocate governments and societies across the Americas.

DB Green Beach Clean up

Posted by Peter MUIR

Beach-cleanup-2014This weekend will be the last beach cleanup before the summer break. Come and join DB Green on Saturday morning at the North Plaza Beach (Sam Pak Wan) from 9-12pm.

DB Green will provide the gloves and bags and also water bottle refills. (First aid is also there)

Please bring along a FULL refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen and sturdy footwear.

Hong Kong’s First Baby Stroller Race for Clean Air

Posted by Peter MUIR

stroller-race-posterDid you know there is a huge connection between the Baby Stroller and the Air pollution?

To raise awareness of health impact of air pollution on baby’s health and the unfriendly environment of walking / handling stroller on streets of Hong Kong.  Each team consists of 2 participants will race to see who can finish the obstacle race first.


Date: 5th July, 2014 (Saturday)
Venue: Chater Garden, Central
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Eligibility: Age 18 or above (2 participants per team)
Admission fee: Free

Click here for more details.

The Airmazing Race 4 returns!

Posted by Peter MUIR

Airmazing race2014For the 4th consecutive year CAN is organizing the annual youth educational scavenger hunt “The Airmazing Race”.

Teams of two will compete to finish as many challenges as possible in over 30 different checkpoints in Central. We aim to explore the Walkability of the CBD of Hong Kong in this alternative urban experience with hundreds of participants.

Certainly you know Central inside out? Think again!

Time:1pm – 5pm, 5th July, 2014
Location:Chater Garden
Eligibility:Ages 13 – 18
Fee:Free of Charge
Application Deadline: 13th June, 2014
(for both Racer and Volunteer)
Prizes : All applicants will receive a $100 PizzaExpress Food Voucher.
The winning team will be awarded a $3,600 InterContinental Hong Kong Buffet Voucher.

Click here for more details on the event.