In addition to our international projects, Ocean Recovery Alliance runs a number of local initiatives in Hong Kong and the Pacific Region to help educate and spread awareness of the issues that impact our Ocean, and where we can make a difference in our communities.
Some of our projects include:
Kin Hong Seafood Festival 2017 - For the entire month of September, there will be over 100 restaurants, hotels and caterers are participating by providing certified sustainable seafood on their menus. That means seafood that is caught or raised via aquaculture in ways that can continue for generations, and which are not damaging to the environment in the way they are brought to market. Ask the restaurants you dine at if they know where their seafood comes from, and if it is sustainable. If they don't know, or don't have it, just your questions will be a signal to them that the community is interested in purchasing sustainable seafood products, which can make a world of difference for the ocean!
Plasticity Forum - The 7th and 8th Plasticity events will be held in Dallas and Anaheim (Los Angeles) respectively on April 21st and May 9th. Plasticity is a unique business conference which brings together all types of experts on the future of plastic, and where the leaders are going with innovation, design, materials, recycling and solutions. It was first launched at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and as since been held in Hong Kong, New York, Portugal, Shanghai and London. A short summary video of the Portugal event can be seen here, with a video on the Shanghai event available here, as well as London's event. Presentations can be found on the Plasticity Forum website.
Kids Ocean Day - Hong Kong's 4th event took place in Repulse Bay in November 2016, and showcased "Lap Sap Chung" (Trashzilla), who has risen from the ocean to remind people that it is still growing because of the litter and trash in our environment. This was a reminder from the students to protect the health of our ocean. This event includes presentations to Hong Kong schools, and a finale with a stunning aerial art image with over 1,000 children on the beach in Hong Kong. The 2017 event will be held on November 2nd. Please contact us if you woudl like your school to be involved, for an assembly talk, and/or at the beach on the day's event. email@example.com
"Valuing Plastic - the Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry". This report was a world-first, and was launched in cooperation with our Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), Trucost and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the U.N. Environmental Assembly in Nairobi on June 23rd. The report identifies some of the risks and opportunities to brands associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for measuring, managing and disclosing plastic use, underlined by the new research which identifies $75 billion of annual natural capital costs of plastic use by the consumer goods sector, with estimated yearly costs to the ocean at US$13bn. You can download the full report here.
Our "Real Junk" junk trips - great educational day-out opportunities with mini-expeditions in Hong Kong waters to examine marine pollution first-hand. This is a perfect unique trip to educate children, corporates and other groups on Hong Kong's biodiversity, threats, and ocean protection, also now in coordination with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum for a tour of their facility before or after the educational junk trip.
Ocean in Motion Film Festival - Hong Kong and Ocean Art Walk, has run for four years running in Asia. A wide variety of short and long ocean related films are shown at this event about animals, adventure, culture, humor, environment and broad awareness, and has been coupled with the Ocean Art Walk, taking place on the Stanley Waterfront.
Global Bottle Deposit Challenge - inspires company leaders or entrepreneurs to provide deposits, or "rewards" for the return of their plastic bottles (or the bottles of others). If just one company were to start putting deposits on their bottles, the economic cycle in any given community will be "turned on," causing PET bottles to be collected "en-masse," which is the missing link in turning this problem of bottle waste into a big opportunity (by collecting in volume). Who is going to be the "hero" to start this cycle of community bettterment?
Our work in better understanding the Chinese White Dolphins and their precarious standing in Hong Kong.
Our exciting bilingual 170pg book titled 'Water Margin: Hong Kong's Link to the Sea', now available in fine booksellers, through direct purchase, and through donation to all Hong Kong secondary schools.
Oceanic Big 5 - Focused around World Ocean Day on June 8th every year, this brings together the oceans biggest sports users - surfers, sailors, swimmers, divers and paddlers, to inspire clean-ups while doing the sport they love, with one's team and community.
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Kin Hong Seafood Festival
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Kids Ocean Day Hong Kong
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Plastic Catch and Offset Program
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"Valuing Plastic" Report
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