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What is Green Quest (城林綠影)

Green Quest 城林綠影 promotes GREEN as a living style in striving for balance. It aims to nurture students to become Green Questers through experiential projects and workshops:

Local Project Internship: 5-month internship guided by professional supervisors. Subsidy and certificate will be provided upon completion!

Organic Community Farm: Experience organic farming in the roof garden of the Undergraduate Halls with guidance from professional trainers.

Quiz, Competition, Seminar:and Exchange Platform: Join our Short Quiz, CCL Seminar, Vegan Dish Photo Competition, and "Give & Take Tote Bag" to learn about making smart choices to lead a low-carbon lifestyle. 

 

AND your mileage gained will be rewarded. Check out details from our Mileage Incentive Scheme

Related Key Sustainability Goals (SDGs): 

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Earn your Miles and Get Rewards

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To encourage students to be part of the Green Quest, students can collect a reward based on their participation in sustainable activities organized by LQC from January to May 2024.

Recognized activities:
1) student-initiated activities organised by the interns of Green Quest;
2) CCL seminar series;
3) Low carbon quiz;
4) Organic Farm;
5) Green Quest Showcase on TuesDates ( 20 Feb);
and other green activities organised by LQC

Rewards: Join at least 2 recognized activities to get an eco-friendly household product/ stationery /souvenir. The higher the number of attendance, the more awards you can get. 

Submit your Miles before 31 May 2024 via >>>HERE<<< (Open to all UG students from UGC-funded programmes)

if you attended... you can get!

  • 2-3 activities: A pack of Mil Mill laundry balls 

  • 4-5 activities: A soap made of Coffee Ground AND the item from joining 2-3 activities 

  • More than 5 activities: A computer case made with recycled fabrics AND the items from joining 2-3 & 4-5 activities

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Enquiry

Mr Ron LUK
Tel: (852) 3411 2675
Email: lqc@hkbu.edu.hk

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Introduction:

A 5-month internship with professional supervisors to explore how behavioural change of individuals and an age-friendly urban design help bring social cohesion, climate resilience, and a sustainable community.  

After the internship, students are highly encouraged to continue their exploration of the topic in or outside Hong Kong by submitting a proposal to the Dreamer Lab Award for a subsidy of up to $30,000.

Application for Local Project Internship

Project Topics & Bio of Supervisors:

(Project descriptions are available on the online application form)

Topic 1: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND - How individual behavior change can foster social connections in enhancing the climate resilience of collective well-being

Supervised by Mr. Patrick Fung, CEO of the non-profit Clean Air Network

Since 2016, Patrick led Clean Air Network to spearhead public engagement programmes to arouse conversation and actions on improving walkability, transport management and zero-emission mobility in Hong Kong. Under Patrick's leadership, Clean Air Network has developed extensive collaboration with air science, public health, urban planning professionals, and civil, international and business community. He currently serves on the steering committee of the non-profit Walk DVRC, and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as an expert member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18 and 2022-23

Topic 2: Creating a More Age-friendly, Inclusive Community in Hong Kong - From the Perspective of Urban Planning 

Supervised by Mr. Jeffrey Wong, registered professional town planner

As the Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) and the Advisor of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), Jeffrey has been organising various community engagement and educational programmes to promote the value and importance of town planning and public space to all walks of life.  Together with other young passionate professionals, Jeffrey founded LEAPS in 2015, a dedicated real estate and construction professional platform with the goal to generate innovative solutions to current land and housing as well as other social issues, leveraging their professional expertise and insight.  In 2017, Jeffrey also became one of the Co-Curators of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong) focusing on the evolving mixed-use developments in Hong Kong.

Programme Design and Schedule:

Briefing

October 2023

Project Internship 

(incl. meeting with the supervisor, planning, and implementing of project) 

* consultation time and method to be confirmed with respective supervisor


October 2023- January 2024
 

Showcase 

(Participants will present to the BU community the outcomes of the projects)

February 2024

Refundable Deposit: 

HK$ 500 (fully refundable upon completion)

Recognition: 

On successful completion of the 54-hour internship, participants will receive
1) a full refund of the refundable deposit 
2) an award of $1,500 
3) a certificate and
4) a CCL unit.

* Interns are highly encouraged to continue their exploration of the topic in or outside Hong Kong by submitting a proposal to the Dreamer Lab Award for a subsidy of up to $30,000. (application deadline: 12 Jan 2024)

Eligibility:

Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking Undergraduate students, with priority to UGH/ NTT residents

Application Deadline:

24 Sep 2023

Selection Interview:

26-27 Sep 2023

Sharing By Past Participants:

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Enquiry

Mr Ron LUK
Tel: (852) 3411 2675
Email: lqc@hkbu.edu.hk

 

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Introduction:

Residents of the Undergraduate Halls are invited to experience organic farming from the Halls rooftop farm (19/F, South Tower) and help build a green community. The trainers will provide step-to-step guidance and hands-on demonstrations on growing and harvesting plants and vegetables in an organic and sustainable way. 

Note: Students are encouraged to submit a proposal to study sustainable farming or related issues in or outside Hong Kong, by submitting a proposal to the Dreamer Lab Award for a subsidy of up to $30,000. 

Application 

Trainer:

Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre

Programme Structure:

Phase Training sessions
Phase 1 (21 September 2023-December 2023) 

21 Sept 2023, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

19 Oct 2023, 1:00pm- 2:30pm

23 Nov 2023, 1:00pm- 2:30pm

Phase 2 (31 January 2024- May 2024)

 

31 Jan  2024, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

28 Feb 2024, 1:00pm -2:30pm

27 Mar 2024,  1:00 pm-2:30pm

 

Refundable Deposit:

HK$ 100/ resident

(fully refundable upon return of locker key and completion of the survey after the programme )

Eligibility and Application:

Open to all residents of the Undergraduate Halls, with or without farming experience. 

The application should be submitted in a group of not more than 6 residents.  Successful applicants will be informed after the application deadline and each group will be allocated a planter box. The organiser may merge the applicants into a group for sharing the planter box, if necessary.

All participants are required to attend three training sessions in order to secure their allocation of planter boxes upon successful applications.

Application Deadline:

1st deadline: <Early bird- indicate interest to reserve quota > : 22 Dec 2023 < deposit could be refunded if there is a conflict with the class schedule after the timetable is confirmed>

2nd deadline: 16 January 2024

Note: If we receive an overwhelming number of applications, the applications will be randomly selected by the organiser.

Result announcement:

18 January 2024

Sharing from Past Participants:

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Enquiry

Miss Luna Chan 
Tel: (852) 3411 2088
Email: lqc@hkbu.edu.hk

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Ongoing

Complete and get a chance for our rewards!

Low-Carbon @HKBU 2.0
How can we live sustainably? Test your knowledge on waste and carbon footprint reduction and how to have a sustainable lifestyle!
Take this Quiz
Complete this quiz, gain miles and earn rewards from our
Mileage Incentive Scheme

 

Past Quizzes

You can still complete the quiz and check your knowledge!

Low-Carbon @HKBU
(Semester 1, AY2023-24)

How well do you know about the sustainable elements on our campus? 

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Complete the Quiz by 30 Oct 2023 & win eco-gifts!
>>>CLICK HERE<<< 

 

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Green Quest Seminar Series

Upcoming Sessions:

sustainable fashion in practice

[CCL] Sustainable Fashion in Practice
Green Quest Workshop with demonstration and skills sharing on Upcycling

Fashion upcycling is about cutting, sewing, adding embellishments and repurposing old or unwanted garments into something fashionable, sustainable and unique. Our speaker, Z, will demonstrate practical and handy skills to upcycle fashion and share his experience from being an amateur fashion enthusiast to working as a stylist.

About the speaker:
Z, a graduate of HKBU School of Communication, is a freelance stylist and photographer working in Hong Kong. After exploring the local fashion scene from competing in "Fashion Killer", a reality show of ViuTV, he began working with artists including Zelos Wong and breakout stars from King Maker V. His work heavily focuses on repurposing and transforming old garments, creating looks that are non-conforming, personalized, and one of a kind.

Date: 27 Feb 2024 (Tue)
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Venue: G9, Undergraduate Halls
Medium of Instruction: English 
Eligibility: Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking undergraduate students
(with priority for UGH / NTT residents)
Click HERE to Register !

sustainable wardrobe [CCL] Green Quest - Style Sustainably, Spend Wisely: Creating a Sustainable Stylish Wardrobe on a Budget

Join us for an interactive sharing where you will learn how to create a fashion-forward and eco-friendly wardrobe by understanding your body shape, skin tone, and discovering timeless styles. Gain insights into identifying quality pieces and sustainable materials, and unlock the power of thrifting for stylish finds right here in Hong Kong. Let’s embark on a journey towards a stylish, affordable, and environmentally-conscious wardrobe together!

Speaker: Ying Ng
Ying is a sustainable fashion advocate and a fashion research scholar with eight years of expertise in the industry. Recognizing the prevalent wasteful practices within the fashion industry, she committed herself to making a positive impact. Since 2020, her Instagram blog “ying_ecolifestyle” has been engaged in promoting sustainable living and conscious fashion shopping, sharing effective strategies for building sustainable wardrobes and empowering individuals to become sustainably stylish.

Date: 7 Mar 2024 (Thurs)
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm

Venue: G9, Undergraduate Halls
Medium of Instruction: English 
Eligibility: Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking undergraduate students
Click HERE to Register !

Completed Sessions

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[CCL] YOUR CHOICES MATTER - An Easy Guide to Lower Your Daily Carbon Footprint as Students

We understand ... you are concerned about the escalating climate problems and you would like to be part of the solution, but you are too busy or lost to find a way. That was why the LQC hosted an engaging and interactive workshop to explore practical ways to reduce our carbon footprint and create a sustainable future as students. 

In this workshop, we focused on making choices on two critical aspects of our daily lives: what we "eat" and what we "wear. From sustainable eating practices to conscious fashion choices, participants were given insights and strategies to build a lifestyle that aligns with their values. 

What were covered during this workshop:
1. What are Global Warming, Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Carbon Footprint
2. Are we part of the problem or the solution to environmental issues
3. How do these relate to the upcoming MSW Charging in Hong Kong
4. What choices could I make on “CLOTHING” and “FOOD” 
5. What else can I do now

Speakers: 
Ms. Kathy Fok and Mr. Sunny Chiu
Project team members of MSc Environmental Management of HKU Science Faculty

Date: 6 Nov 2023 (Monday)
Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Venue: G9, Undergraduate Halls
Medium of Instruction: English 
Eligibility: Open to all full-time UG students (with priority for UGH/ NTT residents)

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[CCL] GREEN QUEST MOVIE SCREENING AND IDEA PITCHING

<<2040>>
1 hour 32 minutes / 2019/ Australia/ English with Chinese subtitles 

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon interweaves dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented. 

Moderator:
Mr Patrick Fung

CEO of Clean Air Network

Date: 24 Nov 2023 (Friday)
Time: 7pm-9pm 
Venue: G9, Undergraduate Halls
Eligibility:  All HKBU students 
Fee: Free of Charge

The next Master Chef Challenge

By reducing or eliminating meat consumption, we can significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and help protect the planet for future generations. In fact, reducing meat consumption by 50 per cent can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 30 per cent. By making a small change in your diet, you can make a big impact on the planet. 

Show us your effort to save the Earth by sharing a photo of your vegan dish before 26 Nov 2023. The dishes will be judged by on their nutritional values and aesthetic presentation. Bonus points will be awarded to dishes cooked/prepared by the applicants! Get your vegan dish and camera ready now!

Click HERE to share your vegan dish NOW!

Eligibility: All UG students
Submission deadline: 26 Nov 2023

Judging Panel

  • Miss Diana Chan, Nutritionist 
  • Miss Penelope Tang, Multimedia Artist 

Selection Criteria

  • Nutritional value of the dish (max 50 points) 
  • The aesthetic value of the photo (max 50 points)
  • Dish cooked /prepared by the applicant from ingredient ( bonus 5 points) 

Awards

  • Champion: $400 Sl..owood cash coupon 
  • 1st runner -up: $300 Sl..owood cash coupon 
  • 2nd runner-up: $200 Sl..owood cash coupon 
  • Merits (up to 5 awards): $100 Sl..owood cash coupon 

Result Announcement

Results will be announced in December 2023. Photos will be uploaded on our Instagram; while winners will receive the result through email.Share your Vegan Dish NOW!

Rules and Regulations

  1. Entries must be original works by the participants and have not won any prizes in any other competitions. 
  2. Participants who violate any of the above-mentioned rules will be disqualified without further notice. 
  3. Upon submitting the application form, participants acknowledge that they agree to grant permission to the Office of Student Affairs for the use of their photos for advertising and publicity purposes.
  4.  Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Leadership Qualities Centre of the Office of Student Affairs.

 

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Semester 2

Green Quest activities by interns 

1. Clothing Swap Party- Swap 1-2 ladies' clothes at the party and learn about sustainable fashion 

Date: 25 Jan 2024 (Thur) / Time: 7:30 pm- 10 pm / Venue: Room 101/102, Undergraduate Halls /Registration: HERE

 

2. Warmer than Climate (Climate Cafe)- Share your fear and hope for climate change, encourage each other, and enjoy snacks!

Date: 28 Jan and/or 4 Feb 2024 (Sundays) / Time: 9 pm-10 pm /Venue: Room 101/102, Undergraduate Halls / Registration: HERE

 

3. Reduce Single-use plastic waste - Learn about practical tips to reduce consumption and enjoy fun games with prize

Date: 30 Jan 2024 / Time: 3 pm-4 pm / Venue: G9, Undergraduate Halls / Registration: HERE

 

4. Shek O Beach Cleanup Operation - Contribute to marine conservation and maintain the beauty of our seashore (Date: 14 Jan 2024 (Sun))

 

Semester 1

Tote Bag Crossing 

Got Too Many Tote Bags from the Orientation Week? 

Donate the excessive tote bags OR Take one if you need one FOR FREE!

Visualisation of the tote bag crossing. Same as text in webpage

<Booth managed by Green Questers, student ambassadors to promote sustainability. The booth serves as a platform for giving, taking, or exchanging of new reusable tote bags for free, with the aim of reducing waste.>

 

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