Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

Most of the clothes, shoes and handbags we buy these days carry a “Made in China” label.  Many of these are purchased in the growing numbers of so-called “fast fashion” outlets where the price is lower. So we think about style and price, perhaps quality, but we rarely think about the environmental or social cost of the item, the “true” cost of manufacturing a coveted dress. We don’t think about […]

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Written by Martin Williams While I was birdwatching in Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve some years ago, three teenage girls came walking down the narrow road. Suddenly, they started screaming, and ducking with fear. The reason? A rather large butterfly had flown towards them, and passed close over their heads. To me, this is both funny and sad. Funny because butterflies are among the most harmless creatures you can ever […]

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Portions of this article are adapted from a longer essay, “ Stair Culture: Redefining Pedestrian Infrastructure in Hong Kong”. As part of the everyday landscape of mountainous Hong Kong, outdoor stairways play a critical role in creating a permeable and accessible public realm. Embedded in hillsides, stacked on sidewalks or replacing streets and alleys altogether, Hong Kong’s ubiquitous and often emergent stairs (and the complex wayfinding they enable), are a […]

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Written by Lisa Genasci Most of us don’t realize that many of the products we use, the foods we eat are causing deforestation on a massive scale in Southeast Asia and are devastating to our planet’s biodiversity. The culprit is palm oil, which is a key ingredient in many common foods, shampoos, soap and pet products, lubricants, pesticides and paints. It even helps fuel our cars. Palm oil has become […]

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