Po Leung Kuk is fully committed to environmental management and sustainable development by implementing a number of measures to reduce electricity consumption, carbon emission and wastes.
The Kuk has actively taken forward the environmental strategy of resource management, striving to minimise waste generated and resources consumption by various means, and adopt good practices in recycling and reusing in our workplaces, including but not limited to:
- Collect waste electrical and electronic equipment from our units and the public through the “Eastern Community Green Station” and “Sham Shui Po Community Green Station”, for which will be transferred to suitable recyclers for handling, and turn waste into valuable resources
- Widely install the three-coloured waste separation bins for recycling
- Set up food waste machines to decompose food waste
- Allow transfers of used furniture among affiliated units
- Print/ photocopy on both sides and reduce printing to lower paper usage
- Encourage all units to use reusable tableware and avoid disposable ones
Solar panels with internet connectivity are widely installed in the school premises of the Kuk’s affiliated kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, in support of energy-saving and the use of renewable energy
Food waste machine is set up at the headquarters to process more than 50 tons of food waste every year. The food waste would be decomposed and converted into water and then discharged through the drains, so as to minimise the impact on the surrounding environment.
Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction
To reduce energy consumption, the Kuk takes an active approach to energy conservation in the workplace. Staff are reminded to switch off lights and air-conditioners when leaving the office, and to turn off electrical equipment when not in use. We also invest in energy-saving installations for our affiliated schools and service units, such as installing the T5 LED tubes and fluorescent lamps, air-conditioners with energy efficiency labels, solar panels, windmills and heat-reduction window films. The improvement of facilities is expected to minimise energy consumption, enhance energy efficiency and contribute to carbon reduction.