Sat, 23 Apr 2016 - Sun, 24 Apr 2016
|Time:||1:30–5:00 pm (Saturday)
11:00 am–5:00 pm (Sunday)
|Venue:||Atrium, Metro City Plaza II, 8 Yan King Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories (Po Lam Station)|
CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia (Gaia) held the Environment Fair cum MoCC Roadshow on 23 and 24 April at Metro City Plaza II in Tseung Kwan O. Over 30,000 citizens participated in the event. Officiating at the opening ceremony were Dr Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Government, Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Gaia, Dr Rebecca Lee, Founder of the Polar Museum Foundation, and Prof. Fung Tung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK.
The Fair is an annual signature event of Gaia that promotes green messages to the public through interactive information and game booths. The 2016 Fair saw the first public performance of an original play, The Drama of Climate Change, by the Chung Ying Theatre Company, which was warmly received. The Fair also featured the brand-new MoCC virtual tour and green demos. The purpose of the panoramic virtual tour is to reach out to the public and inspire them to visit to the MoCC for a more holistic experience. MoCC interns introduced the concept of ‘aquaponics’ and demonstrated how to make a simple aquaponics system.
Several of Gaia’s strategic partners were invited to showcase their green initiatives and achievements at the Fair. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department introduced the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. The New York-based R.A.R.E. (Rare Animals Really Endangered) used art to raise environmental awareness. China Holiness Church Living Spirit College, one of the active members of Gaia’s Go Green Community – Jockey Club Carbon Reduction Partnership Scheme, showcased the school’s Organic Farming and Environmental Education Park and what it has to offer. The Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve of the Environmental Association presented engaging interactive environmental games to create a fun and an unforgettable experience for the public.