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Environmental Management

 
Environmental policy
 
Environmental education committee
 
Green management practice
 
Environmental education training
 
 
 
 

 

The school is committed to the creation of sustainable environment through the conservation of natural resources, the improvement of environmental quality as well as environmental management. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of each school member. To this end, the school shall:
1. inform our students, their parents and the school community of this policy and request the joint efforts in the creation of sustainable environment;
2.address the issues of environmental change, impact and management through the school curriculum;
3.promote the benefits of low carbon living, conservation of nature and biodiversity and minimization of pollution;
4.have green management practice and put priority on ensuring waste avoidance and reduction, water and energy conservation as well as the improvement of environmental quality;
5.keep the school campus green, clean and tidy; and
6.evaluate environmental performance to ensure continual improvement through inspections and audits.
 
 
 

Structure of the Environmental Education Committee
 
The Environmental Education Committee was established in the 2005-06 academic year. The committee members work in conjunction with the entire school community as well as parents to complete our mission.
 
List of committee members
 
٭            Miss CHAU Y. L. (coordinator)
٭            Mr HO K. H.
٭            Mr HUI M. F.
 
This year, we have 24 student environmental protection ambassadors. They help our committee plan, organize and evaluate environmental activities, and give some opinions about the environmental policy.
 
List of Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors (2016-17)
 
Name
Class
Position
Senior Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors
TIN Tsz Kei
4D
Chairperson
LEE Tsz Hin, Edward
5B
Vice-chairman
CHAU Tsz Wai
5B
Secretary
CHAN Chun Wing
4D
Project manager
CHUNG Cheuk Nam, Issac
5D
Senior form convenor
Intermediate Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors
MOU Chun Yin
3D
 
HUNG Kit Wing
3D
Junior form convenor
SZE Tsz Yuk
3D
 
LOU Cheuk Hang
4B
Member
HO Pui Ling
4B
Member
HO Wai Kwan
4B
 
POON Ka Wing
4B
Member
SHUM Yuen Ki
4B
Designer
TUEN Sau Ying
4B
Member
LO Wing Kai
4D
Greening manager
CHAN Tung Yan
5B
Member
HO Choi Wa
4B
Member
KONG Wai Lam
4B
Member
LAM Choi Yan
4B
Member
LI Tsz Mei
4B
Member
WONG Yuet Ki
4B
Member
HON Nga Yin
4C
Member
WONG Sai Yiu
5D
Member
CHAN Chau Wing
5D
Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Environmental Education Committee makes an effort to initiate conservation practices and increase the awareness of conservation strategies among school members. ‘Green Class Award Scheme’ is adopted to encourage students to perform green lifestyles in their classes almost every year. Environmental monitor is elected in each class to ensure that the classroom environment is kept ‘green’.

Waste management in line with the principle of 4Rs

1.The environmental protection ambassadors have made public presentation to all teachers and students on the benefits of recycling and the ways of the implementation of sources separation of waste scheme in school. The green tips for saving paper are also given.
2.Waste paper collection boxes are available in all classrooms, special rooms and staff rooms. Students and staff members can dispose of the waste paper easily. The environmental monitors also check regularly in the classrooms to ensure that students follow the guidelines on waste paper collection.
3.The Committee has initiated the collection of unused materials, including CD-ROMs and plastic containers on certain days. Students are encouraged to dispose of plastic bottles in the reverse vending machine near the lift on the ground floor.
4.The waste paper and unused materials are collected by dealer for recycling.
5.Students are not allowed to print their source code in the computer rooms.
6.The rough paper is collected in the office, Geography Room and school library for backside use.
7.Double-sided printing service is arranged for teachers.
8.Use existing computers to receive fax.
9.To replace the use of paper, electronic files are uploaded to the server and email is used to deliver messages to staff. Parents’ letters are uploaded onto the eclass and EApp is used for communication with parents.
10.Old envelopes and files are kept in the school office for reuse.
11.Paper boxes and old posters are reused by staff. Old envelopes and paper boxes are kept in the school office for reuse.
12.Paper scraps are collected for reuse after board decoration.
13.Old books are collected and sold to the students every year.
14.Old furniture was collected from other companies and reused in the interview room.
15.Old desks are renewed for reuse.
16.Drinking fountains are installed to avoid the wastage of plastic bottles.
17.Plastic bowls and chopsticks are used in the tuck shop instead of disposable ones, so that they can be reused.

 

 

Energy conservation

 

1.The environmental protection ambassadors have made a public presentation to all school members on the benefits of energy conservation and the ways of participation in resolving the problem of air pollution in school. The green tips for saving energy are also given.
2.The conservation features include the use of energy-efficient windows, the glass walls in the library and interview room for the use of natural lighting and transparent roof for the penetration of sunlight.
3.Signs are placed on switches reminding the school community to turn off lights and air conditioners when they leave rooms.
4.Students are not allowed to switch on the heaters during the cold months.
5.Most light sources are turned off after 4:00 p.m.
6.Lighting is restricted from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the car park.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor air quality

1.Air outlets, ducts, filters and cooling coils within air-conditioning systems are cleaned regularly.
2.Machines for fresh air are installed in the new staff room.
3.Anti-dust chalk is used in the classrooms.
4.Smartboards are set up in special rooms to improve ind1.oor air quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Purchasing

1.Purchase solar-powered calculators and rechargeable batteries

2.Purchase organic fertilizers

3.Purchase environmentally friendly Waterborne Enamel paint

4.Purchase electrical appliances, e.g. refrigerators and air-conditioners with recognition type energy labels

5.Purchase all-in-one multifunctional devices (for copying, printing and fax) with recognition type energy labels

 

 
 

 
 
To increase the school members’ awareness of the environmental issues and the importance of environmental conservation, some environmental talks are conducted for teachers and students regularly.
 
List of environmental talks
 
Date
Title of the Activity
Organization / Speaker
6 Feb 2006
A Talk on Desertification in Nei Mongolia
OISCA International Foundation
6 Jul 2007
Sheng Kung Hui Joint School Forum – 2007 ‘Better Air Quality’ Public Engagement Process
Council for Sustainable Development
12 Nov 2007
School Outreach Programme – Talk on Sustainable Development
Council for Sustainable Development
26 Jun 2009
節能減碳新生活
Hong Kong Climate Change Concern Association
12 Nov 2009
School Outreach Programme – Talk on Sustainable Development
Council for Sustainable Development
29 Jun 2010
Air Pollution and its Impact on our Health
Clean Air Network
29 Jun 2011
Climate Change and Sustainable Development
「識碳好生活」
WWF
13 Mar 2015
Journey to the South
Jackie CHU
29 Feb 2016
Talk on ‘Hong Kong Nature and the Environment’
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
17 Nov 2016
Marine Plastic Pollution
Plastic Free Seas
10 Jul 2017
「食物博物館」話劇
Council for Sustainable Development / Performed by iStage