LU’s Carbon Neutral Action project receives Sustainable Development Fund support
23 Aug 2022
Carbon Neutral Action, an Office of Service-Learning and Science Unit project, has been granted over HK$ 1.3 million by the Government’s Sustainable Development Fund.
The project will recruit and train a group of “Low Carbon Ambassadors” through the network of Lingnan and its Elder Academy to promote intergenerational collaboration, and raise awareness, understanding, and interest in low carbon living and sustainable development through a series of activities. Inter-hall competition for energy saving, waste reduction and water saving will also be organised on Lingnan campus.
“The project will benefit over 4,180 participants directly, and 3,000 more indirectly,” Prof Albert Ko, Director of Office of Service-Learning says, adding that target participants include university and secondary school students and their families, and the general public in the west New Territories districts. “We see this Sustainable Development Fund as an endorsement for Lingnan’s vision of incorporating STEM education in a liberal arts context for sustainable social impact. The award also affirms Lingnan’s motto ‘Education for Service’.”
Activities of Carbon Neutral Action include:
- Low Carbon Ambassador Training Program
- Mobile Exhibition on Low Carbon Living (Campus)
- Upcycling Workshops
- Green Community Exploration Workshops
- Low Carbon Recipe Competition
- Low Carbon Student Hostels & Campus Challenge
- Green Community Tours
- Community Mobile Exhibition cum Low Carbon Living Award Scheme
- Low Carbon Bazaar cum Low Carbon Ambassador Graduation Ceremony
The Sustainable Development Fund provides financial support for initiatives that will help enhance the public's understanding of sustainable development and encourage the application of sustainability principles in Hong Kong.