Carbon Reduction Charter
EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) joined the Green Hong Kong • Carbon Audit campaign launched by the Environmental Protection Department as a Carbon Audit • Green Partner in 2006. The University undertakes to carry out a greenhouse gas (GHG) audit annually to evaluate progress and identify areas of improvement in GHG emission reduction.
More information: Carbon Reduction Charter webpage
Green Monday is an environmental campaign that promotes healthy and sustainable living in Hong Kong. It starts with going meatless on Mondays to reduce carbon footprints and improve personal health. All catering outlets on campus participate in the campaign by offering vegetarian options every Monday.
More information: Green Monday webpage
Hong Kong Green Day
EdUHK has joined as a supporting organisation of the Hong Kong Green Day (HKGD) 2017 organised by Green Council. HKGD events and activities annually encourage corporations, consumers and the general population to consider and take actions to make Hong Kong “greener”. HKGD launched in 2013. At its fifth year, the theme of HKGD2017 is “Combate Climate Change, Starts with Me”.
More information: Hong Kong Green Day
2017/18 Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme
EdUHK has joined the 2017/18 Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme organised by the Family Council. In recognition of the University’s effort in the implementation of family-friendly employment policies and practices and a breastfeeding-friendly workplace policy in 2017/18, the Family Council has awarded the EdUHK three awards, namely: “Family-Friendly Employers 2017/18”, “Special Mention 2017/18” and “Awards for Breastfeeding Support 2017/18”.
More information: 2017/18 Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme webpage
Good Employer Charter
EdUHK joined as one of the signatories to the Good Employer Charter organised by the Workplace Consultation Promotion Division of the Labour Department in 2018. The University has pledged to be an employee-oriented employer which adopts good human resource management practices.
More information: Good Employer Charter webpage
Organ Donation Promotion Charter
EdUHK has joined the Organ Donation Promotion Campaign by signing the Organ Donation Promotion Charter, which signifies its support for promotional activities on organ donation.
More information: Organ Donation Promotion Charter webpage
Say No to Shark Fin
EdUHK has taken the “No Shark Fin Corporate Pledge” initiated by WWF and is committed to not promoting or allowing the consumption of shark fin at any University events or activities.
The WWF encourages Hongkongers to not buy or consume shark fin by taking the “No Shark Fin Pledge”, and calling on businesses not to promote, trade or consume shark fin.
More information: Say No to Shark Fin webpage
Say Yes to Breastfeeding
EdUHK has joined the Say Yes to Breastfeeding campaign organised by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, in collaboration with the Food and Health Bureau and the Department of Health. The Campaign aims to educate the public on mothers’ need for community support for breastfeeding, to cultivate a positive public attitude towards breastfeeding in the workplace and public spaces, and to provide mothers with better community support for breastfeeding.
More information: Say Yes to Breastfeeding Campaign
Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme
The University has enrolled in the Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme, with the aim of providing more job and internship opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as a barrier-free workplace for them through a host of inclusive measures. EdUHK has received the “Friendly Employment Award” since 2016-17.
Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme
In 2018, the EdUHK website won the Triple Gold Award of the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme, which was organised by the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited and co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. The Equal Opportunities Commission was the Independent Advisor. The Award is an honour to commend websites that strive to continuously contribute to digital solidarity and have attained gold awards for three consecutive years.
The University has been lauded for its efforts in adopting user-friendly design in its website, which facilitates visitors, including disabled groups, to obtain information, thereby promoting Hong Kong as an inclusive society.
More information: Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme webpage
2nd runner-up of “Power Smart” Biggest Unit Saver Award (Company)
In 2011, the then Hong Kong Institute of Education participated in the Power Smart Contest organised by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong), achieving an overall reduction of over 5% in electricity consumption during the contest period and being awarded 2nd runner-up in the Biggest Unit Saver Award (Company).
Bronze Award in “Public Organization, Utility & University” category of CLP Green PLUS Award
EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) received bronze awards in 2015 and 2016 in the Public Organization, Utility & University” category of the GREENPLUS Award campaign organised by CLP to recognise organisations with outstanding contributions to environmental movement. Outstanding performance in energy saving and environmental awareness, plus the living outdoor laboratory Eco-garden, earned the University the awards.
More information: CLP Green PLUS Award webpage
Charter on External Lighting
EdUHK has pledged to join the Charter on External Lighting through switching off decorative lighting that affects the outdoor environment. The campaign, launched by the Environment Bureau, aims to address the problems of light nuisance and energy wastage caused by external lighting.
More information: Charter on External Lighting webpage
Earth Hour is an annual global “lights out” event that takes place towards the end of March. EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) has participated in the event since 2009 by switching off all non-essential external lights on campus for one hour.
More information: Earth Hour webpage
Energy Saving Championship Scheme
Under the Energy Saving Championship Scheme, EdUHK sets targets to reduce its energy consumption comparable to or even exceeding government targets, and helps promote green building design and management.
More information: Energy Saving Championship Scheme webpage
Energy Saving Charter
To promote community-wide participation in energy saving, the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department launched the Energy Saving Charter with the aim of reducing electricity consumption. EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) has signed the Charter since 2014 and pledged to maintain an average indoor temperature between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius during summer months, switch off electrical appliance when not in use, and procure energy efficient appliances.
More information: Energy Saving Charter webpage
No Air Con Night
Hong Kong No Air Con Night is a territory-wide energy saving campaign organised by Green Sense, aiming to promote the wise use of air-conditioning and draw public attention to greenhouse gas reduction and energy conservation. EdUHK has showed its support by encouraging staff and students to sign up for the event and turn off their air conditioners for 12 hours every year since 2013.
More information: No Air Con Night webpage
The “4T Charter”
EdUHK has signed the “4T Charter” since 2017, launched by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, to support the Government in reducing energy consumption in the built environment under the 4T framework, namely target, timeline, transparency and together.
More information: “4T Charter” webpage
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Class of Excellence in IAQwi$e Certificate
The IAQwi$e Certificate aims to encourage and recognise participants implementing or achieving IAQ standards beyond the certification requirements of the IAQ Certification Scheme under the IAQ Management Programme to further enhance IAQ in offices in public places in Hong Kong. EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) joined the scheme in 2004 and has been granted an IAQwi$e Certificate in the “Class of Excellence” category since 2008.
More information: IAQwi$e Certificate webpage
Excellent Class in Indoor Air Quality Certificate Scheme
To improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and promote public awareness of its importance, the Environmental Protection Department has put in place an IAQ Management Programme. A core element of the programme is to launch a voluntary IAQ Certification Scheme for Offices and Public Places. EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) joined the scheme in 2004 and has been granted Excellent Class certification since 2008.
More information: Indoor Air Quality Certificate Scheme webpage
Class of Excellence in Wastewi$e Certificate
EdUHK (as the then Hong Kong Institute of Education) has been granted a Wastewi$e Certificate in the “Class of Excellence” category for its waste reduction measures since 2009.
More information: Wastewi$e Certificate webpage
Food Wise Charter
To promote food waste reduction, the Environmental Protection Department has launched the Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign and encouraged local businesses and organisations to support the campaign by signing the Food Wise Charter. As one of the signees, EdUHK is committed to adopting measures to reduce food waste generation on campus and support the campaign and similar initiatives to encourage behavioural and cultural changes that engender respect for precious food and natural resources.
More information: Food Wise Charter webpage
Green Mid-Autumn Festival Food Saving Pledge
EdUHK signed the Green Mid-Autumn Festival Food Saving Pledge (「有營過中秋」惜食約章2019) launched by Food Grace in 2019.