About 400 secondary school students inspired in "Dialogue with the Secretary for the Environment"

Business Environment Council (BEC) provides an interactive platform and an invaluable opportunity for secondary students to have a face-to-face discussion with Mr K S Wong, JP, the Secretary for the Environment of HKSAR, during “BEC Low-carbon School 2012-2013 (School Engagement Programme for Eco-Expo Asia 2012)” – “Dialogue with the Secretary for the Environment” in AsiaWorld-Expo on 28 October 2012 (Sunday). The event is one of the highlights of BEC’s flagship community campaign, which articulates the vision towards a low-carbon economy to the young generation. About 400 students, together with their teachers, principals and parents, from over 20 local secondary schools joined this meaningful event.

After sharing his views on low-carbon economy, the Secretary for the Environment invited and responded to questions raised by the students on the spot. The opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with the Secretary stimulated students’ active participation. They showed keen interests in the topic and openly shared their own ideas with the Secretary and other attendees.

In his opening remarks, Professor John Chai, Chairman of BEC said, “We are honoured to organise the ‘BEC Low-carbon School’ Programme for second consecutive years. By organising the Programme, we aim to provide environmental education, arouse sustainability awareness, and promote green behaviours to younger generations. We are delighted to see the overwhelming response in today’s event as this is truly an excellent opportunity for attendees to express their ideas on low-carbon economy to the Secretary for the Environment. Through this and the upcoming series of events, we hope that youngsters’ interest and concern in developing low-carbon society could be cultivated.”

Apart from conducting a direct dialogue with the Secretary, the students also joined the other 600 students in an Eco-Expo Asia 2012 guided tour arranged by BEC. Besides visiting the 6 main exhibition areas to learn about the latest technology in environment protection, the students also received a specially-designed guide book, which they can bring home to continue the environmental journey by applying low-carbon living in their daily lives.

“BEC Low-carbon School 2012-2013” Programme also includes a series of environmental education activities to be implemented during the rest of the school year. These comprise In-school Talks by BEC experts on the importance of developing low-carbon economy to 40 local secondary schools, and a total of 40 Company Visits to allow students to know how companies adopt the latest green measures and technologies to achieve higher environmental performance.

Sponsored by the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Environment and Conservation Fund, “BEC Low-carbon School 2012-2013” Programme targeted to have at least 4,000 secondary students joining the various activities with make use of different communications channels.


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Mr K S Wong, JP, Secretary for the Environment, shares insights in achieving a low-carbon economy at “BEC Low-carbon School 2012-2013” Programme: “Dialogue with the Secretary for the Environment”.

Students and Mr K S Wong, JP, Secretary for the Environment of HKSAR, have a stimulating discussion on low-carbon economy.

“BEC Low-carbon School 2012-2013” Programme: “Dialogue with the Secretary for the Environment” receives support from the Secretary and other government bureau and the business community.


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