[UG] Green Quest: Local Project Internship 2022-23
Green Quest Local Project Internship The Undergraduate Halls (UGH) is recruiting Green Questers, student interns who are devoted to promoting green and sustainability in the Halls and in Hong Kong. Under the internship, students will work in small teams to brainstorm, prototype, test and implement green community projects with guidance from professional supervisors.
Dr. TANG Chin Cheung, Director of Environment Education of Ecobus (Hong Kong) Environmental Foundation
Mr. Eric WONG, Alpinist, Expedition Guide and Documentary Photographer, Co-found of Asia Youth Alpine Mentors Programme (AYAMP)
Mr. Jeffrey WONG, Registered Professional Town Planner, Council member of The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP)
Programme Design and Schedule:
1. Seminars > October
2. Project Management Workshop > 27 October, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3. Project Internship (incl. meeting with supervisor, planning and implementation of project) > November 2022 to April 2023 Consultation hours with supervisor will be decided between the team and the supervisors when the teams are formed. 4. Project Showcase > 13 April 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Participants will present to the BU community on the project delivered or delivering. Refundable Deposit: HK$ 1,000 (fully refundable upon completion) Recognition: On successful completion of the 30-hour internship, participants will receive 1) a full refund, 2) a $750 allowance as supported by the Subsidised Internship Scheme, 3) a certificate and 4) CCL Eligibility: Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking Undergraduate students, with priority to Halls residents Major Medium of Instruction: English Application Deadline: 7 October 2022, 9:00 am Selection Interview: 11 -12 October 2022 REGISTER
About the Supervisors
1. Dr. TANG Chin Cheung, Director of Environment Education of Ecobus (Hong Kong) Environmental Foundation
Dr. Tang received his PhD from The University of Hong Kong. His research interests include plant systematics, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, ecology, environmental education and social-environmental relationship. He is passionate in promoting environmental education and social environmental campaigns. He is now the Director of Environment Education of Ecobus. He has been a lecturer in the School of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University for four years. He was also elected to be a director in the Board of Directors of The Conservancy Association. Recently, he was appointed as a member of the Publicity Working Group of the Environmental Campaign Committee.
Ecobus (Hong Kong) Environmental Foundation
Ecobus (Hong Kong) Environmental Foundation was registered as a tax-exempt charity in 2017. By undertaking and promoting environmental life education, we aim at fostering whole-person development of children and teenagers. Morality, intelligence, physical fitness, interpersonal relationship and aesthetic sense are five major aspects of nurture and development that we offer. As a young green NGO in Hong Kong, we have been devoted to environmental education in a multifaceted approach. We often integrate diverse elements (e.g. arts, culture and games) into our activities, aiming to provide holistic activity experience for participants.
2. Mr. Eric WONG, Alpinist, Expedition Guide and Documentary Photographer, Co-found of Asia Youth Alpine Mentors Programme (AYAMP)
Mr. Eric Wong is an alpinist and documentary photographer from Hong Kong who specialises in landscape, mountaineering and wildlife photography in the Alps, Himalaya and Polar region.
In 2016, he became the first foreigner graduated in the Khumbu climbing centre and qualified as professional mountaineer with other local Sherpa climbers. In 2017 he started his climbing projects in various mountain ranges.
Eric started his Polar guide career with G Expedition in 2019. As a polar guide works in both the Arctic and Antarctica areas, the role requires plenty of outdoor expertise’s including kayaking, zodiac driving and route setting for scientists and guests.
Also as an documentary photographer, Eric’s works has been published in National Geographic, Leica Fotografie International Gallery Master Shot and several lifestyle travel magazines.
Asia Youth Alpine Mentors Programme (AYAMP)
ASIA YOUTH ALPINE MENTORS PROGRAM (AYAMP) programme is a non-profit programme for young people (aged 19-24) who aspire to become alpinists and polar explorers. The initiative promotes clean, lightweight, and low-impact climbing and exploration. Recently co-founded by the alpinist, polar research and expedition guide - Wilson (Wai Yin) Cheung and Eric (Sheung Keung Wong), an outdoor photographer and Polar expedition guide in Asia. AYAMP connects seasoned alpinists with technically proficient young climbers who aspire to climb the world’s greatest mountains and facilitate further exploration in the frontier on our planets or beyond. AYAMP is a way for mentors to interact with younger, not-as experienced, climbers & explorer, who dedicated their lives to climbing mountains and exploring polar regions. This is where we can share that knowledge.
3. Mr. Jeffrey WONG, Registered Professional Town Planner, Council member of The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP)Mr. Jeffrey Wong is a registered professional town planner. As the Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Steering Committee Member of Walk DVRC and the Advisor of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), he 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, Mr. Wong founded LEAPS in 2015, a dedicated real estate and construction professional platform with a goal to generate innovative solutions to current land and housing as well as other social issues, leveraging their professional expertise and insight. In 2017, he 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.
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP)Formation of the HKIP was initiated in the mid-1970s. In May 1991, the HKIP became a statutory body with the enactment of the HKIP Incorporation Ordinance 1991 by the Legislative Council. The HKIP is recognised by all concerned local and overseas organisations as the professional planning institute representing the planning profession in Hong Kong. The objectives of the HKIP are:
- to promote and safeguard development and the environment in Hong Kong in the best interests of the community;
- to raise the status and to safeguard the interests of the town planning profession and those engaged in it;
- to promote the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planning;
- to secure the confidence of the community in the professional qualifications of members of the Institute; and
- to promote co-operation and understanding with other institutes and associations with similar objectives.
Related Key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):