Working Group’s Activities

Events organised by the Working Group

Clean Shorelines Slogan Competition

社區組織進行海岸清潔活動

To promote awareness of keeping the shorelines clean among the younger generation, a Clean Shoreline Slogan Competition was launched on 13 March 2013 to invite primary and secondary school students to create slogans with the following key messages of the publicity campaign:

  • To use reusable items while spending time at the coast, reducing the use of disposable items.
  • To take away one’s rubbish, dispose properly or recycle.

The competition was closed on 26 April 2013. The response was overwhelming, with more than 6 700 entries coming in from 107 participating schools.

The competition was divided into four groups with a Chinese and an English section for both primary and secondary schools. The adjudicating panel comprises members of the WG. The three winning slogans in each group will be awarded with certificates and book coupons.

Winners of the competition

English slogan

Primary School Section School Name Slogan
Winner
GUAN Guo-yan, Tiffany
Our Lady’s Primary School Reuse, Reduce. Clean up before you leave.
A cleaner coast for you and me.
First Runner-Up
YUEN Lok-tsz, Jocelyn
Gigamind English Primary School Be keen! Be green! Keep the shorelines clean!
Second Runner-Up
FONG Tsz-ho, Larry
Hong Kong Taoist Association Shun Yeung Primary School Clean the coast before leave.
Love the place that we live.
Secondary School Section School Name Slogan
Winner
CHAN Ka-ling
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School Stop using disposable materials.
Clean the rubbish before you go.
First Runner-Up
Kyle David
Tohlim TAN
St. Mark’s School Be fantastic, do not use plastic.
Be happy, throw rubbish properly.
Second Runner-Up
LEE Cheuk-yin, Ivan
Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School Reduce the waste, use reusable material.
Clean the coast, we can do so.

 

Chinese slogan

Primary School Section School Name Slogan
Winner
CHEUNG Sin-lam
Tai Po Government Primary School 海岸減即棄 離開妥處理
First Runner-Up
CHUNG Yi-hang
Chan’s Creative School 減少即棄物  離開要收拾
Second Runner-Up
WONG Jun-sang, Royce
Alliance Primary School, Whampoa 重用別即棄 離開請清理
Secondary School Section School Name Slogan
Winner
YAU Man-yi
St. Mark’s School 即棄物料少 海岸清潔妙
First Runner-Up
LAU Chun-lung
The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School 物料要環保 離開清潔好
Second Runner-Up
TANG Ho-suet
HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School 減少即棄物  離時保清潔

Engagement Session with Community Groups

Permanent Secretary for the Environment delivers opening remarks at the Engagement Session.

An engagement session for the Government to communicate with interested community groups on various clean shorelines related issues was held on 30 April 2013 at the Hong Kong Central Library.

The participants were presented with an overview of the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign’s supporting theme of Fresh Hong Kong and a brief account of the WG and the marine refuse study.

Powerpoint presentation

The presentation was followed by an open floor discussion on enhanced measures to tackle marine refuse; locations that require special attention for tackling marine refuse; support required from government departments for community groups’ participation in cleanup operations; and suggestions on the marine refuse study.

A Marine Department official gives presentation on marine refuse cleansing service at the Engagement Session Government Officials responses to community groups’ views on keeping shorelines clean at the Engagement Session. Community groups express their views on shorelines cleanup operations at the Engagement Session. Community groups express their views on shorelines cleanup operations at the Engagement Session.

Clean Shorelines Campaign

Poster, radio and TV announcement embracing the twin messages of the campaign i.e. “Use reusable instead of disposable items at the coast” and “Take one’s rubbish home” have been specially prepared to raise public awareness.

As part of the Clean Shorelines Campaign, this website was launched on 25 May 2013 to serve as an e-Platform to share information with:

  • news on cleanup operations and publicity campaigns;
  • useful contacts of key government departments to obtain support for arranging cleanup operation and removing refuse from beaches;
  • links to useful guidance documents on organising cleanup operations published by non-governmental organisations;
  • non-governmental organisations’ experience sharing on the plastic pellet incident;
  • channels to report on marine littering;
  • facts and statistics of marine refuse, top stories and photo gallery.

Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme ─ Marine Conservation, Cleaner and Greener Shorelines programme

To raise the awareness of keeping the shorelines clean among the students in Hong Kong, the Student Environmental Protection Ambassador (SEPA) Scheme jointly organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee, Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and Education Bureau introduced a new programme called "Marine Conservation, Cleaner and Greener Shorelines" in 2013. Through activities such as collection of refuse at beaches, compiling records, analysing data and group discussion, the participating SEPAs could understand more about the status and causes of shoreline pollution, and how to take practical action to protect the shorelines. They would also have a chance to learn about marine ecology. This new programme would be beneficial to participating SEPAs, in particular, those studying the Senior Secondary Curriculum Liberal Studies.

The "Marine Conservation, Cleaner and Greener Shorelines" programme was conducted between 16 November 2013 and 21 December 2013 and the response was overwhelming.  A total of 309 SEPAs from 38 schools participated in the programme.  A total of 18 cleanup sessions were carried out and the cleanup up locations include Wu Kai Sha, Stanley Beach and Rocky Bay Beach.  About 124 kg of marine refuse were collected.  In view of the overwhelming response, ECC launched another 7 cleanup sessions at Lei Yue Mun and Wu Kai Sha between 22 March 2014 and 12 April 2014. 85 SEPAs from 16 schools collected about 263 kg of marine refuse. The marine refuse data collected during the programme would serve as a reference for the study titled “Investigation on the Sources and Fates of Marine Refuse in Hong Kong” currently conducted by the EPD.

List of schools participating in 2013 events (in alphabetical order)

  1. BELILIOS PUBLIC SCHOOL
  2. BISHOP HALL JUBILEE SCHOOL
  3. CARITAS YUEN LONG CHAN CHUN HA SECONDARY SCHOOL
  4. CARMEL DIVINE GRACE FOUNDATION SECONDARY SCHOOL
  5. CARMEL PAK U SECONDARY SCHOOL
  6. CHIU LUT SAU MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
  7. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE SUN KEI SECONDARY SCHOOL
  8. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL
  9. HOLY TRINITY COLLEGE
  10. HOMANTIN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  11. HONG KONG AND KOWLOON KAIFONG WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION SUN FONG CHUNG COLLEGE
  12. HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED SCHOOL WONG KAM FAI SECONDARY & PRIMARY SCHOOL
  13. KAU YAN COLLEGE
  14. KOWLOON TRUE LIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL
  15. KWAI CHUNG METHODIST COLLEGE
  16. KWUN TONG MARYKNOLL COLLEGE
  17. LOK SIN TONG YOUNG KO HSIAO LIN SECONDARY SCHOOL
  18. LOK SIN TONG YU KAN HING SECONDARY SCHOOL
  19. MAN KIU COLLEGE
  20. MARYMOUNT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  21. PO CHIU CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL
  22. PO LEUNG KUK YAO LING SUN COLLEGE
  23. SHA TIN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  24. SHAU KEI WAN EAST GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  25. SHAU KEI WAN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  26. SHENG KUNG HUI TSOI KUNG PO SECONDARY SCHOOL
  27. SHUNG TAK CATHOLIC ENGLISH COLLEGE
  28. ST STEPHEN'S COLLEGE
  29. TACK CHING GIRLS' SECONDARY SCHOOL
  30. TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  31. THE ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS & FORMER DIRECTORS OF POK OI HOSPITAL LTD. LEUNG SING TAK COLLEGE
  32. TSEUNG KWAN O GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  33. TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS KWOK YAT WAI COLLEGE
  34. TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS LEE CHING DEA MEMORIAL COLLEGE
  35. TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS SUN HOI DIRECTORS' COLLEGE
  36. TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS YOW KAM YUEN COLLEGE
  37. VALTORTA COLLEGE
  38. YAN CHAI HOSPITAL NO. 2 SECONDARY SCHOOL

List of schools participating in 2014 events (in alphabetical order)

  1. CARITAS MA ON SHAN SECONDARY SCHOOL
  2. CHIU LUT SAU MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
  3. FORTRESS HILL METHODIST SECONDARY SCHOOL
  4. HO LAP COLLEGE (SPONSORED BY SIK SIK YUEN)
  5. HO YU COLLEGE AND PRIMARY SCHOOL (SPONSORED BY SIK SIK YUEN)
  6. KAU YAN COLLEGE
  7. LIU PO SHAN MEMORIAL COLLEGE
  8. NEW ASIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
  9. QUEEN’S COLLEGE
  10. SHUNG TAK CATHOLIC ENGLISH COLLEGE
  11. SOUTH TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  12. ST. PAUL’S CO-EDCATIONAL COLLEGE
  13. ST. STEPHEN’S GIRLS’ COLLEGE
  14. THE HONG KONG TAOIST ASSOCIATION CHING CHUNG SECONDARY SCHOOL
  15. TIN SHUI WAI GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
  16. TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS YAU TZE TIN MEMORIAL COLLEGE

 

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