Jointly organized by Green Monday and Hong Kong Airlines, the programme aims to encourage students and teachers to adopt an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and share their green acts. Schools with outstanding performance will be identified by means of a contest. Participating schools simply need to take photos of environmental actions and share them on this online platform, and will have a chance to win complimentary air tickets sponsored by Hong Kong Airlines.
Sharing photos of green acts
Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
Judging, result announcement and award presentation
(1) Interested schools register online for the programme by 30th Nov 2015. Each school will be regarded as one entrant.
(2) From Dec 2015 to Feb 2016, students, teachers and parents of participating schools upload photos of green acts,
which may cover the following aspects:
(3) Three schools will be selected as winners, and each will receive 20 return air tickets sponsored by
Hong Kong Airlines.Judging criteria are as follows：
Regarding the quantity of photos, double points will be awarded to photos under the ‘green travel’ aspect. Moreover, the school with the best performance in the ‘green travel’ aspect will be awarded a tour to a real aircraft and the aviation facilities of Hong Kong Airlines, in which the participants will learn first-hand about the operations of the industry.
Tel：2263 3191 Joyce Lau / 2263 3158 Tweety Tse
From now till 30th Nov 2015
- Vegetarian diet
- Waste reduction
- Energy conservation
- Green travel - Others
May - Dec 2016
- Effectiveness in spreading environmental message 40%
- Diversity of green acts 40%
- Quantity of photos (based on school population) 20%
Mar - Apr 2016
Submission of travel log from winners
Rules of Contest
All secondary and primary schools (including international schools) in Hong Kong are eligible for the programme. The person who registers for the programme must be a staff member of the school.Each photo can be submitted once only or else it will not be counted. Different photos with the same subject(s) will be counted as one.Anyone who uploads a photo/ photos is responsible for securing the consent of all the people who appear in the photo(s).Winning schools are obligated to attend the award presentation ceremony, and comply with the organisers’ requests for media interviews and photo/ video shooting (if applicable).The winning schools themselves should allocate the complimentary air tickets to students/ teachers/ parents, and submit a brief proposal outlining the use of the tickets.The air tickets are valid on all flights of Hong Kong Airlines, excluding chartered flights, flights travelling to and from Sapporo, Kagoshima and Bali. The outbound trip must be taken from 1st May to 31st December 2016, excluding 15th July to 25th August 2016 as well as 19th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017.The air tickets do not include taxes and fuel surcharges. In the event of grounded flights or altered routes, Hong Kong Airlines reserves the right to change the itinerary without compensation in cash.Each student who receives a complimentary ticket must submit a travel log with no fewer than 500 words within two months upon the completion of the trip. The schools concerned will be responsible for the collection and submission.The winning schools grant the organisers the right to use images and texts pertaining to the programme, including students a travel logs, for promotional and record purposes.The organisers and their affiliates are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim, any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this programme and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss.The organiser and their affiliates shall not be liable for late, undelivered, or lost entries, or for network or service failures.In case of disputes, the decision of Green Monday and Hong Kong Airlines shall be final.
Bring Your Own Water Bottle
Do not overlook such as simple act. Many places in the world do not have landfills, let alone recycling facilities. Piles of plastic bottles and drink cartons thrown away by tourists probably end up on the roadside or riverside, posing a threat to public hygiene and the ecological environment. Moreover, the production of a plastic bottle consumes a quarter of its volume of crude oil and three times its volume of water. Best avoid using disposable bottles!
Source : K2 Nature Center
Yangmingshan National Park
Situated on the outskirts of Taipei, it is not only the city’s backyard but also nature’s very own geography classroom. The volcanic landscape of Yangmingshan is dotted with amazing features such as cone-shaped and bell-shaped volcanoes, crater lakes and fumaroles. The park is equipped with well-maintained hiking trails and sound tourist infrastructure. The many hot springs in the park are popular with tourists, who can enjoy various views and activities in different seasons.
Website : http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw
Leave Endangered Species Alone
Human greed has driven many species to the brink of extinction. Refusing to buy and consume foodstuff or products containing endangered species (e.g. blue-fin tuna, shark fin, tiger bone, ivory) is the least bit that every one should do. What you eat and what you buy may be a random personal choice to you, but the choice could mean live or death for the endangered species. Remember - when the buying stops, the killing can too.
Source : Yangmingshan National Park
Also known as ‘beautiful island’, Taiwan is a popular destination for green travel because of her diverse natural landscape and rich ecological resources.
K2 Nature Center
Located in New Taipei City, it is a non-profit-making centre dedicated to environmental education. The centre occupies three hectares with a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Facilities include nature trails, outdoor classrooms, a mud house, an herb garden, a low-carbon kiln and dormitories. The eco architecture is one of the biggest traits of the place. The centre offers experiential activities such as forest exploration, tree-climbing, wild cooking and nocturnal observation.
Website : http://www.tfsc.org.tw
Be a Smart Souvenir Hunter
Have you ever received souvenirs that are completely useless? Many people think of buying souvenirs as something to get over with and do that just for the sake of buying, resulting in a waste of money and our Earth’s precious resources. Apart from considering the price, you should also choose souvenirs that are useful, durable and preferably made locally with eco-friendly materials and minimal packaging.
Valley of Gangala
Formed as a result of cave collapse half a million years ago, the valley boasts primeval forests and impressive stalactite caves. A saunter in the valley is not only an encounter with nature but also a journey back in time. One must join a guided tour to visit the Valley of Gangala, which is situated at the south of the Main Island.
Website : http://www.gangala.com
Be a Green Connoisseura
When you are traveling, you may want to try as many types of local food as possible. It is very easy to bite off more than you can chew, so remember to think before you order. Night markets and food streets are great for local eats, but since most stalls use disposable containers and cutlery, the amount of waste is not so cool! However, you can make it cool and green simply by brining your own utensils.
Source : http://www.shifteast.com
Bring Your Own Personal Care Items
Many people make use of personal care products such as combs, toothbrushes, body wash, shampoo and slippers provided by hotels. These items are handy, but certainly not easy on the planet! Bringing your own personal care items may take up a bit more space in your bags, but it goes a long way in saving resources and reducing waste.
Located on the west coast of the Main Island, it is one of the most famous scenic attractions of Okinawa. "Manzamou" means "field where ten thousand people can sit down". This vast piece of grassland perches on top of a 20-meter-high cliff overlooking the boundless ocean. The limestone formation has been sculpted by waves and part of it resembles the trunk of an elephant.
Website : http://okinawatravelinfo.com/zh-hant/sightseeing/manzamou