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Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund

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Call for Application

Do you want to become an agent of positive change?  The Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office (SRSDO) hereby announces the introduction of its Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund, which encourages CUHK staff and students to develop creative and actionable projects which actively respond to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

Project Requirements

Projects must

  • respond to one or more of the 17 SDGs;
  • be self-initiated; and
  • be conducted in Hong Kong.
Application Deadlines
Application Procedures
Enquiries

Funded Projects

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Animations for SDGs and their Targets by Dr Kenneth Li, Office of Unviersity General Education

Date: August 2020 – September 2021
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: This project aims to produce short animation videos for the promotion of selected SDGs and their targets

A YouTube Channel called "SDG Animations" was created with a playlist "SDG律師事務所"

Nine short animations were produced for the promotion of the nine SDGs and 88 targets

Nine short animations were produced for the promotion of the nine SDGs and 88 targets

A loop-play screening event and a production team sharing session were organized to disseminate the animations, SDGs and production experience

A loop-play screening event and a production team sharing session were organized to disseminate the animations, SDGs and production experience

These three deliverables have reached about 1,000 students, staff and public

These three deliverables have reached about 1,000 students, staff and public

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Understanding and Experiencing Upcycling by 180DC@CUHK

Date: 8 – 31 August 2021
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: This project aims to raise students' awareness on sustainable development and integrate the concept of upcycling into CUHK students' lives

A 3-hour interactive workshop was held

A 3-hour interactive workshop was held

15 participants joined the activity

15 participants joined the activity

A short video of the workshop was filmed to extend the impact

A short video of the workshop was filmed to extend the impact

Instagram post was issued to share the experience of upcycling

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絕膠設思:綠色設計思維工作坊 by 180DC@CUHK 

Date: 8 – 31 August 2021
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: This project aims to increase the understanding towards design thinking through experiencing the work of social consultant and to encourage the discussion of plastic waste reduction with innovative and human-centred solution

A 3-day interactive workshop was held

A 3-day interactive workshop was held

15 participants joined the workshop and 50 online viewers joined the sharing session

15 participants joined the workshop and 50 online viewers joined the sharing session

3 prototypes for improving CUHK sustainability facilities were produced

3 prototypes for improving CUHK sustainability facilities were produced

A short video of the workshop was filmed and Instagram posts were issued to promote plastic waste reduction

A short video of the workshop was filmed and Instagram posts were issued to promote plastic waste reduction

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Students as Partners to Promote Physical and Mental Well-being among Elementary Students

Date: 30 July 2021
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Project Description: A territory wide survvey revealed that study pressures and after-school activities were identified as key determinants of unhappiness and anxiety for students.  In this project, yoga was chosen to develop positive health outcomes and mental well-being across lifespans for school teenagers.
Partners:

1. Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service

2. 150th Kowloon Group, the Scout Association of Hong Kong

2 animal yoga activities were organized for kids aged 5 to 12 years old

2 animal yoga activities were organized for kids aged 5 to 12 years old

Lee Woo Sing (LWS) College Social Service Team designed group games for the participants

Lee Woo Sing (LWS) College Social Service Team designed group games for the participants

LWS students assisted in the activities and led the participants for summer homework

LWS students assisted in the activities and led the participants for summer homework

50 kids engaged in the activities

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Experiental Learning on Sustainability via Mushrooms 

Date: 1 June – 19 July 2021
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: To organize sustainability workshops using mushrooms for CUHK students, and hence to develop a first-ever set of nature-educating card decks incorporating student's spore print artworks to promote sustainability and raise awareness regarding nature based education in a truly sustainable way
Education Partner: Mushroom-X  

2 workshops were held to showcase mushroom’s application and its importance on sustainability

2 workshops were held to showcase mushroom’s application and its importance on sustainability

40 participants engaged in the activities

40 participants engaged in the activities

80 spore prints and 40 spore print collage images were generated

80 spore prints and 40 spore print collage images were generated

Informative posts on Instagram with around 300 views

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Promoting Geoscience and Raising Environmental Awareness in Hong Kong 

Date: 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A project which enhances the public understanding on geoscience and raises the awareness of protecting both the heritage and the environment among the young generation
YouTube Channel: Geoguy_HK  

4 videos were produced covering the hiking routes and geological features in Hong Kong

4 videos were produced covering the hiking routes and geological features in Hong Kong

3 online workshops on basic geoscience were held for secondary school students

3 online workshops on basic geoscience were held for secondary school students

A field trip was held for secondary school students to enhance their geology information in Hong Kong and pick up litter for proper disposal or recycling

A field trip was held for secondary school students to enhance their geology information in Hong Kong and pick up litter for proper disposal or recycling

50 participants engaged in the activities

50 participants engaged in the activities

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Econ in Sign Language – Promoting an Inclusive Education Environment for DHH Students

 

Date: 1 June – 5 December 2020
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A project that alleviates the major barriers to learning economics faced by deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) students, and allows DHH students to have the same access to mainstream curriculum
Media Coverage: South China Morning Post
YouTube Channel: 手說經濟

180 participants engaged in the activities

180 participants engaged in the activities

50 videos were produced covering HKDSE economics topics and supplemented by sign language

50 videos were produced covering HKDSE economics topics and supplemented by sign language

Two focus group interviews were conducted with DHH students and teachers to investigate how the project helped learning and teaching

Two focus group interviews were conducted with DHH students and teachers to investigate how the project helped learning and teaching

An online workshop was conducted to enhance DHH students’ interview skills

An online workshop was conducted to enhance DHH students’ interview skills

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Think Forward Webinar Series

by ThinkOcean CUHK

 

Date: 23 October–6 November 2020
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A webinar series covering various sustainability topics
Promotion: Think Forward

90 participants engaged in three webinars

90 participants engaged in three webinars

Learnt more about the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues in the ocean

Learnt more about the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues in the ocean

Explored the relationship between diets and the climate

Explored the relationship between diets and the climate

Revealed how fast fashion and textile waste bring about devastating environmental impacts

Revealed how fast fashion and textile waste bring about devastating environmental impacts

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Books for Asylum Seekers Children

by Rolling Books (a social enterprise founded by a CUHK alumnus)

 

Date: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A project that collects books from the public for the children from ethnic minorities and asylum seekers family
Media Coverage: HKGoodPost

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Book distribution and storytelling activities
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Beneficiaries
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Books given out
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Plogging in CUHK

by CUHK Goes Plogging (a group of CUHK students)

 

Date: 10 November 2019
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A plogging trip, mixture of jogging and picking up litter, on Ma On Shan trail

Promoted plogging as an alternative method of physical training

Promoted plogging as an alternative method of physical training

Picked up litter for proper disposal or recycling

Picked up litter for proper disposal or recycling

Encouraged our participants to follow more environmentally conscious consumption habits

Encouraged our participants to follow more environmentally conscious consumption habits

Beautified the environment of public space like country parks and hiking trails

Beautified the environment of public space like country parks and hiking trails

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Sustainability and CSR Forum & Workshop

by M.S.Sc Program of Corporate Communication from the School of Journalism and Communication

 

Date: 29 October 2019
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: A project that enhances students, alumni and selected professionals' awareness and knowledge of the environment, society and governance (ESG) and SDGs
Webpage: M.S.Sc Program of Corporate Communication
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Forum participants engaged face-to-face
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Forum participants engaged online
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Participants engaged in 2 workshops
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Minutes long video highlight (Watch here)
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Umbrella Upcycling Workshops

by Fafa (a group of CUHK staff)

 

Date: July to September 2019
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: An upcycling project that turns broken umbrellas into flowery accessories for charity sales
Venue Partner: Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

47 participants engaged in 2 workshops

47 participants engaged in 2 workshops

50 umbrellas saved from disposing of to landfills

50 umbrellas saved from disposing of to landfills

Promoted the concept of upcycling

Promoted the concept of upcycling

Contributed the proceeds from the charity sales to UNICEF

Contributed the proceeds from the charity sales to UNICEF

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Egg-maxtree

by 'Dozen Design Studio' from the School of Architecture

 

Date: 22-27 December 2018 
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: An egg cartons upcycling education project for the underprivileged children in Sham Shui Po
Education Partner: IM Creative (Social Enterprise)
Venue Partner: Sham Shui Po Community Green Station
Media Coverage: Kong Gu Mini

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Restaurants engaged<
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Children engaged
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Exhibition visitors
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Egg cartons transformed
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Wu Yee Sun College 11th Anniversary Celebration:

523 Banquet and Sunny Festival

 

Date: 7-8 November 2018 
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description:

Adaptation of green measures in large-scale event

Encouraged vendors to ditch disposables, estimate and prepare the right amount of food

Encouraged vendors to ditch disposables, estimate and prepare the right amount of food

Provided discounts for participants who bring along their own cutlery

Provided discounts for participants who bring along their own cutlery

Provided reusable cutlery and bottled drinks of large volume only

Provided reusable cutlery and bottled drinks of large volume only

Turned reclaimed wood, newspaper and recycled paper into event props

Turned reclaimed wood, newspaper and recycled paper into event props

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