The Green Council (GC) is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental association of Hong Kong
The Green Council (GC) is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental association of Hong Kong. A group of individuals from different sectors of industry and academics shared the vision to help build Hong Kong into a world-class green city for the future. They formed the Green Council in May 2000 with the aim of encouraging the industrial and commercial sectors to include environmental protection in their production and management processes. The Green Council (GC) was registered as a non-profit making organisation in December 2000.
Conservation begins with Education
The Primary Objectives
The primary objectives of GC are to:
Raise public awareness for the need of a better environment
Encourage and improve environmental management and performance of local industries
Promote the image of Hong Kong as a city that gives high importance to environmental protection.
These objectives will be achieved through the promotion of:
education and training for environmental preservation
green management concepts and practices
easing environmental burden
waste recycling and waste reduction
To achieve our objectives we have started the following:
collaboration with the public and private sectors to promote public environmental awareness and management;
established the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme (HKGLS) as a standard for consumers to identify products and services that are more environmental-friendly
established the HKGLS established the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter to raise awareness and promote the use of green purchasing as a means to reduce and avoid adverse environmental impacts
encourage schools to incorporate more environmental issues in their syllabus and to participate in extra curriculum activities promoting environmental protection.
undertake, organize and support research programs and promote the results of these innovative, and progressive ideas throughout the community
developed the Cyber Green Centre, an Environmental Design Information Database, containing information on a wide variety of products, materials etc. which are more environmental preferable than other similar products in the market
organize talks, seminars, forums and symposiums in collaboration with education institutions and experts in relevant fields sharing their valuable experience and knowledge, such as:- Green Student Camp and IAQ Symposium
organize and coordinate the Green Carnivals, Eco-model Tournaments and the International Coastal Cleanup to promote environmental education.
We are in active preparation for the following :
Green Purchasing Network : To encourage green procurement and consumption, we are initiating a “Green Purchasing Network”, aiming to create a close connection between organizations which practice green procurement and environmentally preferable products suppliers. We hope to increase the popularity of environmentally preferable products and thereby reducing the stress to local air quality and landfills, as well as impacts on other environmental aspects.