|04 Jul 2012
BOCHK Charitable Foundation ("the Foundation") fully supports the first 1,000 Environment-Friendly Youth Ambassador Action ("the Action") - Energy and Water Conservation Contest ("the Contest"), which aims to raise environmental awareness among youngsters and encourage them to spread the green message to the community.
The Contest in Hong Kong is organised by the Centre for Environmental Education and Communication of the Ministry for Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China in conjunction with the Tai Po Environmental Association ("TPEA") in Hong Kong. It also receives full support from the New Territories School Head Association, the Water Supply Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.
Initiated by the Ministry for Environmental Protection jointly with eight other national committees, the Action motivates younsters to play an active role in arousing public awareness about energy saving and carbon reduction. Since its inception on the World Environment Day 2009 at the Peking University, the Action has been igniting youth’s passion and devotion for environmental causes and receiving national-wide recognition.
The Contest, comprising primary and secondary sections, requires contestants and their teams to design story-boards on energy and water conservation that creatively arouse public awareness. The Contest also calls for the contestants to bring in their friends and families making commitment to reduce carbon emission at www.climatechange.hk.
Shortlisted contestants and their teams will present their proposals to the public and the judging panel during the final round of adjudication to be held on 16 July at Olympian City Phase II in Hong Kong. Prizes will be awarded to five winning teams of each section at the award presentation ceremony to be held on the same day.
Winning students and their schools will be honoured as the "1000 Environment-Friendly Youth Ambassadors" and the "School of 1000 Environment-Friendly Youth Ambassadors" respectively. Winners will be invited to join an exchange camp held later in Hong Kong in which the ambassadors will visit environmental protection organisations to better understand Hong Kong’s efforts in promoting environment protection and have a chance to exchange views with young ambassadors from the Mainland of China.
For more information, please visit the TPEA's website at www.taipoea.org.hk/ewise or its facebook at http://www.facebook.com/1000EFYAAP.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) ("BOCHK") is committed to undertaking Corporate Social Responsibility. Over the years, by donating to and working closely with the Foundation, BOCHK continues to raise public awareness on environmental protection through different new initiatives. In 2009, BOCHK spearheaded the Hong Kong Geopark Charity Green Walk, which brought together the important elements of environmental protection and charity. Up till now, 89 eco-tours were organised for nearly 8,000 customers, citizens, staff members and their companions to better understand Hong Kong’s geo-conservation. BOCHK also sponsors the first-ever Global Geoopark E-Classroom, providing local and overseas students with an online platform to learn more about geo-conservation from world-class experts. In addition, it has established the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China – Prehistoric Story Room, featuring life on earth at the BOC Tower in October 2011. Recommended Geopark Guides, the first geopark docent system introduced in global geoparks, provide on-site interpretation.
About Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK"), established on 1 October 2001, is a leading listed commercial banking group in Hong Kong. With over 260 branches, more than 570 ATMs and other distribution channels in Hong Kong, BOCHK and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive range of financial products and services to personal and corporate customers. BOCHK is one of the three note issuing banks in Hong Kong. In addition, the BOCHK Group (comprising BOCHK, Nanyang Commercial Bank and Chiyu Banking Corporation) and its subsidiaries have 31 branches and sub-branches in the Mainland of China to provide cross-border banking services to customers in Hong Kong and the Mainland. BOCHK is appointed by the People's Bank of China as the Clearing Bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong. On 13 July 2010, BOCHK was authorised as the Clearing Bank of RMB banknotes business for the Taiwan region.
BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited, BOCHK's holding company, began trading on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 25 July 2002, with stock code "2388", ADR OTC Symbol "BHKLY".