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"Life Planning" Goes Green

15 Mar 2017

HK Electric's  Smart Power Campaign unveils another year of programmes combining life planning with environmental education. It encourages youngsters to develop green attitude towards their daily lives, including what to wear and eat, how they live at home and travel around to different places.

Speaking at the launching ceremony for Smart Power Campaign 2017, General Manager (Public Affairs) of HK Electric, Ms. Mimi Yeung, introduced this year's theme of "Living out your Happy Green Life" and said that a wide variety of activities will be arranged for students and the general public to promote low-carbon living.

Encouraged by the success of last year's "Happy Green Community Ambassadors" programme, the campaign will continue to recruit secondary school students eager to promote environmental protection and become ambassadors. They will be offered different learning opportunities and outstanding students will have the chance to experience "job shadowing".

There will be the chance to learn how to make clothing using recycled materials from a fashion designer; practise low-carbon cooking from a green-conscious chef; or even experience being an electric vehicle mechanic for HK Electric's fleet.

“The 'life planning' element advocated by the Government has been incorporated into our green education programme in recent years. We are now recruiting a new batch of ambassadors and will offer them training on different skills, including green knowledge and presentation techniques,” Ms. Yeung said.

“We will also provide them with opportunities to do promotion work at roving exhibitions. Outstanding ambassadors will have the chance to job shadow different positions which we believe will be a very valuable 'life planning' experience for them," she added.

Also continuing this year will be the popular "Green Energy Dreams Come True" competition which encourages students to dream "big" and "green". Secondary school students are invited to form teams to implement projects that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, funded by HK Electric.

There will be no limit to the type of projects submitted. Entries could include installations, models, art pieces, computer games, short movies, exhibitions or other promotional activities. All secondary school students are welcome to form teams and submit their proposals by 31 March 2017.

The advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund will then select about 12 teams with the best proposals. Each team will receive seed money up to $50,000 to implement their projects together with technical mentorship from HK Electric engineers. The best-performing groups will be awarded scholarships.

The "Happy Green Schools" label programme will also continue with other learning experience (OLE) activities such as visits to the Lamma Power Station, Lamma Winds and the Smart Power Centre, school talks, eco-heritage tours and "Green Campus TV Training Classes" co-organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21 offered to member schools.

As the first step to "Living out the Happy Green Life", a workshop co-organised with the Po Leung Kuk Life Planning and Financial Education Centre was staged after the launching ceremony. Through interactive games and discussion, students came up with various green ideas for their daily lives. These suggestions will be incorporated into a game set, which will be produced and distributed to all "Happy Green Schools"  later this year.

The Smart Power Campaign has been promoting the smart use of electricity to members of the public and the younger generations since 2003. More than 600,000 people have so far taken part in the campaign. The company will continue to spread green messages through its website, social media and a roving exhibition to be staged throughout the city.

HK Electric's  Ms. Mimi Yeung (3rd left),  Mr. T.C. Yee (2nd right) and other members of the advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund roll out the 2017 programmes of the Smart Power Campaign.

HK Electric's  Ms. Mimi Yeung (3rd left),  Mr. T.C. Yee (2nd right) and other members of the advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund roll out the 2017 programmes of the Smart Power Campaign.

Students from one of the “Most Outstanding Happy Green Schools 2016 Awards” winners Tseung Kwan O Government Primary School introduce their inventions made with recycled materials.

Students from one of the "Most Outstanding Happy Green Schools 2016 Awards" winners Tseung Kwan O Government Primary School introduce their inventions made with recycled materials.

Representatives from another winner, TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College, share how they encourage recycling at their tuck shop.

Representatives from another winner, TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College, share how they encourage recycling at their tuck shop.

Last year’s Outstanding Happy Green Ambassadors share their experience in being the shadow environmental engineers at Lamma Power Station and encourage their counterparts to join the programme this year.

Last year's Outstanding Happy Green Ambassadors share their experience in being the shadow environmental engineers at Lamma Power Station and encourage their counterparts to join the programme this year.

Students pledge to plan for and promote a happy green life under this year’s Campaign.

Students pledge to plan for and promote a happy green life under this year's Campaign.

Through interactive games and discussions at the “Planning for a Happy Green Life” workshop, students brainstorm on ideas and actions for a low carbon lifestyle.

Through interactive games and discussions at the "Planning for a Happy Green Life" workshop, students brainstorm on ideas and actions for a low carbon lifestyle.

Through interactive games and discussions at the “Planning for a Happy Green Life” workshop, students brainstorm on ideas and actions for a low carbon lifestyle.

Through interactive games and discussions at the "Planning for a Happy Green Life" workshop, students brainstorm on ideas and actions for a low carbon lifestyle.

The green ideas collected at the workshop will be incorporated into a chess game set.

The green ideas collected at the workshop will be incorporated into a chess game set.