Daily Archives: January 22, 2015

Run for Change

Posted by Peter MUIR

Run for Change – Witness Earth Hour’s “Lights-out” Moment

runforchangeRun For Change is WWF-Hong Kong’s FIRST CHARITY RUN. It will be held during Earth Hour, on the night of 28 March, along the jogging path of the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Participants will be able to witness the lights going out around Victoria Harbour before running under the stars next to Hong Kong’s darkened skyline. Participants will be divided into several groups according to their gender and age. They will all run a 6km route.

Date: 28.3.2014 (Sat)
Time: 8:30p.m. – Countdown to the “lights-out” moment
8:45p.m. – Race begins
Venue: West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
Race Category: Individual Race, Team Race (6 Runners), School Team Race (6 Runners), Corporate Race (3-4 runners)
Distance: 6km

Click here to sign up now. All proceeds of the race will go towards WWF-Hong Kong’s conservation and education work. Or click here to view more event details.


Posted by Peter MUIR

Every single day, thousands of children die from diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea– many of which can be prevented by simply washing hands with soap. Nevertheless, most hotels in Asia discard the millions of bars of soap their guests leave behind.

Soap Cycling has a three-part mission: to improve sanitation and hygiene in underprivileged regions, to increase green living and waste reduction, and to provide education on sanitation and leadership.

This nonprofit organisation retrieves hotel soap and distributes it to underprivileged families and schools in communities within Asia and around the world. Soap Cycling collaborates with the hospitality industry to collect and sanitise slightly used soaps and other sanitation amenities.

There are a few different ways that you can get involved:

1. Donate

2. Provide Soap

3. Volunteer

4. Student Internships

5. Spread the Word

Sign up for any of the weekly Soap Cycling events here


Quote Artists needed!

Posted by Peter MUIR

quote artDo you have an artistic flair?  Are you able to create and inspire?  The DC Community Engagement Captains are looking for some students with design or creative skills to make designs for a banner that contains a quote related to Community Engagement. A great way to use your creative skills and inspire others!  If you are interested, please email alfred.lolongting@dc.edu.hk for more details.