CUHK Business School Students Pitch in to Help Clean up South Lantau Bay Beach

Nov 27, 2018

(中文


Around 200 volunteers, including teachers and students from tertiary and primary schools, clean up the beach together on South Lantau Bay

 

On a sunny Sunday morning, 18 November, CUHK Business School students rolled up their sleeves and helped clean up the beautiful beach on South Lantau Bay with a large group of about 200. The Business School was a supporting organisation for this initiative helmed by Green Power and its corporate partner Sun Hung Kai Properties under SHKP’s “Nature Rescue” banner, which aims to engage the public, especially younger generations, in environmental conservation and education.

Other participants at this worthwhile event included teachers and students from tertiary and primary schools, Marine Parks Ambassadors from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, as well as volunteers from Sun Hung Kai Properties and the Agency for Volunteer Service. At the opening ceremony, SHKP Executive Director Mr. Christopher Kwok, Vice Chairman of Green Power Dr. Man Chi-sum, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department Mr. Elvis Au, JP, and Senior Marine Parks Officer of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Mr. Alan Chan kicked off the event by issuing a call to join hands and answer a pressing global need to protect the environment.

Volunteers spent a lively morning collecting litter and sorting it for recycling. Green Power experts also took them on a guided tour of the beach to witness the beauty of its ecosystem, which is home to a variety of coastal organisms. One of these is the horseshoe crab, a living marine fossil, for whom South Lantau Bay is one of the few remaining breeding sites in Hong Kong. Cleaning up the beach not only prevents litter from drifting back to sea and disrupting marine life, it also protects precious coastal organisms like the horseshoe crab.

Over 1,500 kg of waste and recyclables were collected that day. Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director, expressed her appreciation of the joint effort. “We were delighted to participate in a meaningful initiative that integrates valuable elements of education, exploration and appreciation for nature. We believe in encouraging the younger generation in particular to care for the environment as well as to deepen their understanding of eco-friendly living,” said Ms. Lai. “We are pleased to see students form the driving force behind the Business School’s vision to become a caring company, helping to build a better world for everyone to live in.”

 


Ms. Maggie Ching (front row, far left), Assistant Manager of Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office, poses for a cheerful photo with CUHK Business School volunteering team

 


CUHK Business School students join hands to clean up the beach
 

 

中大商學院同學全力協助清理嶼南灣海灘
 

11月18日陽光普照的星期天早上,一群中大商學院同學擼起袖子加油幹,與其他參加者組成約200人的大團隊,幫助清理嶼南灣海岸的美麗海灘。這次,中大商學院作為支持機構,支持由綠色力量及其企業夥伴新鴻基地產舉行的「山‧灘拯救隊」活動。該活動旨在鼓勵大眾,尤其是年輕一代,參與環境保護和環保教育。

這項活動饒有意義,其他參加者包括多間大專院校和小學的師生、漁農自然護理署的海岸公園大使,以及新鴻基地產和義務工作發展局的義工。在啟動禮上,新地執董郭基泓先生、綠色力量副主席文志森博士、環保署副署長區偉光太平紳士,以及漁護署高級海岸公園主任陳乃觀先生,一同呼籲大眾同心合力,回應保護環境這個迫切的世界訴求。

義工們花了一個上午來收集垃圾,並進行分類以便回收。其後,綠色力量的專家帶領他們參觀海灘,了解當地美麗的生態系統。那裡是多種海岸生物的棲息地,當中包括堪稱海洋活化石的馬蹄蟹。對牠們來說,嶼南灣海岸是本港為數不多的繁殖地之一。清理海灘不僅可以防止垃圾漂回大海影響海洋生物,還可以保護包括馬蹄蟹在內的多種珍貴海岸生物。

當日,大伙兒一共清理了1,500多公斤垃圾及可回收廢物。校友及企業事務辦公室行政主任黎麗文女士感謝各界努力:「我們很高興參與這項富有意義的活動。活動結合了教育、探索和欣賞大自然等寶貴元素,相信有助鼓勵年輕一代關注環境,加深他們對環保生活的認識。」她續稱:「尤其令人感到鼓舞的是看到學生們成為中大商學院背後的動力,推動大家實現關愛社會的願景,為人們建立更美好的世界。」

 


大約200名義工,包括來自大專院校和小學的師生,一起清理嶼南灣海岸的海灘

 


校友及企業事務辦公室助理經理程慧怡女士(前排,最左)跟中大商學院義工隊來一個愉快合照

 


中大商學院同學齊齊㩗手清潔海灘

 


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