A group of students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with funding from the BOCHK charitable foundation, tried to promote vegetarian diets inside the campus with the hope of raising the public’s awareness on vegetarianism and to create an environment for public to act out.
Recruitment of the “School Anchor ” Program
The Hong Kong Speech and Swallowing Therapy Centre and Green Monday have organized the fifth “ School Anchor” program.
The program is sponsored by the Bank of China Hong Kong Charitable Foundation and supported by Hong Kong Feel.
With the support of Green Monday, the Baptist University organized a vegetarian carnival , “BU V-Day”, on 14 April 2014. Mr. Wong Kam Sing, Secretary for the Environment, was among the guests at the opening ceremony and appreciated the efforts of Baptist University in environmental protection and in the promotion of vegetarian diet.
Back in 2012, in order to promote sustainable eating, Green Monday and Sailing Boat Catering Management Ltd collaborated to promote “Green Monday School Meals”, which encouraged over 80,000 students to consume vegetarian dishes at least one day per week. And starting in November 2013, a “Double Green Monday” project was launched.
Our second “BOCHK – Green Monday Carnival” was held on July 12, 2014 at Hong Kong Science Park. The Carnival had over 50 booths, ranging from environmental educational activities, games, environmental products, and vegetarian food. Green Monday Ambassadors Super Girls, Evelyn Choi, Shaopin Tsui and SimC performed and enjoyed the carnival with the public.
Green Monday partnered with famous make-up artist, Annie G. Chan, plus a world-class crew and well-known artists to carry out an unprecedented exhibition called “Enlighten Our Green Senses”. We hope to inspire audiences to have a new perspective on green living, and start their baby steps to go green after being “enlightened”.
Our 2nd Anniversary Gala Dinner was held at Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong on April 22, 2014. It marked one of the highlights of our citywide campaign “Let’s Green Monday” in April. Led by the Guest of Honor, Dr. Ko Wing Man (高永文), Secretary for Food and Health, and the representative of our title sponsor Great Eagle Holdings Ltd., all guests pledged to Green Monday at this special occasion.
Since September 2013, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) continuously showed their support to Green Monday and launched many green diet and low carbon living activities on their campus.
On April 12th 2014, we’ve organized a community outreach event with CUHK “Green buddies” to distribute over 300 meal boxes to elderly and under privileged people.
April 22nd, 2014 is Earth Day as well as the 2nd anniversary of Green Monday. We are delighted to see a new trend and culture of healthy and environmental-friendly living in Hong Kong, particularly on promoting the general public to join the global vegetarian movement.
The green dining trend is here but many people lack the information when it comes to finding a restaurant with good vegetarian dishes. Hence, Mr. David Yeung, a 13-year vegetarian and the Co-Founder of Green Monday launched《Go Green 餐廳88間》, a book that recommends top 88 veggie friendly restaurants in Hong Kong.