Daily Archives: September 30, 2015

Using Research to instigate change

Posted by Peter MUIR

WWF research fridges

WWF-Hong Kong conducted the city’s first-ever study of the energy efficiency of commercial display refrigerators and discovered that refrigerators with sliding doors reduce power usage by up to 50%.  With the energy consumption by refrigeration in Hong Kong increasing substantially, such research is a way of influencing policy and practice surrounding sustainable energy consumption.

How can research be a part of your CAS or Community Engagement?

 

 

 

Protect our elephants

Posted by Peter MUIR

wwf_elephants_eEvery year in Africa, over 30,000 elephants are killed, primarily to satisfy the demand for ivory in Asia. A new report by WWF-Hong Kong reveals seven fundamental weaknesses in the regulation of Hong Kong’s ivory market. These weaknesses enable illegal activities to flourish in the city, including the entry of smuggled ivory from poached elephants and the “laundering” of this illegal ivory through the city’s legal stock. As a result, Hong Kong is directly fuelling the poaching of elephants in Africa.

WWF are calling on the government to rewrite the future of elephants by banning the sale and processing of ivory in Hong Kong. Your support is vital to the survival of these majestic animals. Sign the petition now to show that you care about saving Africa’s elephants.  But that is not all you could do – get involved in taking further action.  Use the Community Engagement framework to assist you in developing your ideas to help reduce Hong Kong’s importation of illegal ivory.

Chungking mansion Centre for Refugees

Posted by Peter MUIR

Christian Action’s Centre For Refugees at Chungking Mansions is a well-established service provider assisting those in need in HK.  The centre relies on donors and sponsors to continue the work that they are doing.

How could raising awareness about the centre and the issues they engage with be a part of your community engagement?  If you were to choose to fund raise for the centre, how would you do so in a creative way (ie not another bake sale proposal)?CKM CFR outline

Looking for budding jounalists

Posted by Peter MUIR

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