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CU Green Buddies

cugb logo CUHK has pledged in its Campus Master Plan to reduce its per-capita campus energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% and 20% respectively by 2025, from baseline levels in 2005.  While the University continues to make its buildings and operations more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly, we need your commitment and support to adopting green practices in daily life.

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sustainability happenings

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sustainability happenings

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exclusive offer for featured events

Enjoy priority enrolment or
exclusive offer for featured events

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green news and tips

Get inspired with
green news and tips

Connect with other Green Buddies<br />
on campus through activities

Connect with other Green Buddies
on campus through activities

Your commitment and actions to make CUHK greener: I will...

1. Turn off unused electrical appliances and equipment before leaving a room

2. Minimize waste generation by practicing the 6R Principles

    (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle/Recover)

3. Bring your own and say NO to disposable containers
4. Know your appetite and avoid wasting food
5. Use the stairs to walk up one floor or walk down two floors
6. Walk to cover short distances on campus instead of driving or taking school buses

Event Highlights

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TrashyTreasure Workshop

Date: 30 October 2021 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description:

In the workshop, participants learned about the local food issue and how the social enterprise can support disadvantaged mothers to realize their full potential.  Also the made a piece of bracelet from food waste.

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Natural Mosquito Repellent Workshop

Date: 7 August 2021 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants learned about the advantages of using natural products to adopt a green lifestyle.  Also, they made the mosquito repellent with natural ingredients such as beeswax and knitted the reusable net bag.

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Dried Flower Dome Workshop

Date: 22 May 2021 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants learned from the instructor on the collection of fresh flowers from special occasions, e.g., wedding parties, and drying of fresh flowers.  Also, they made the dried flower dome by reusing glass containers.

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Coffee Grounds Soap Making Workshop

Date: 6 February 2021 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants learned how the social enterprise recycled coffee grounds and practiced to upcycle the used coffee grounds into handmade soap.

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Upcycling Christmas Decoration X Zentangle Workshop

Date: 19 December 2020 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants made Christmas decorations to experience Zentangle which could enhance relaxation and relieve stress. Also, they learned more about the upcycling concept by using recycled materials such as cosmetics and wooden wine boxes.

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Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop

Date: 7 November 2020 (Saturday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants learned about ways to live a 'plastic-free' life and made the reusable beeswax food wrap which may reduce the usage of plastic bags and wrap to store / carry food.

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Green Coin Purse Workshop

Date: 24 October 2019 (Thursday)
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Description: In the workshop, participants learned about the idea of low-carbon lifestyle and made unique coin purses from the used banners through upcycling.
Partner: Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

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