HK Express fully supports Earth Hour 2017. Climate change is real, and it is affecting the very place we live and where we breathe. Hong Kong is one of the world’s worst cities for light pollution, and we can all play a part in improving the environment we live in. Apart from encouraging our staff to join in the activity towards energy conservation and turn off their lights and other electrical appliances for Earth Hour, we have also actively encouraged our Guests to join us in this important stepping stone.
In collaboration with Plastic Free Seas- a small team of passionate and focused individuals committed to reducing the scourge of plastic pollution in Hong Kong-, a group of 15 HK Express volunteers participated in the clean-up of Discovery Bay Beach. Plastic Free Seas also educated our volunteers on the impact of plastic in our marine environment, and how the presence of a considerable amount of marine refuse causes nuisance and pose an adverse impact on the marine ecosystem and other uses of our waters.
In early 2016, a team of 7 volunteers from HK Express hiked to clean up Lion Rock Country Park to help preserve the natural environment. As per our commitment to environmental care, activities to help preserve the environment are organized regularly and participated in by HK Express volunteers.
Green Power Hike is an annual fund-raising walkathon to promote environmental conservation. Every January or February, over 3,000 participants will stride for a green cause at the 50-km long Hong Kong Trail. Over HKD78 million was raised in the past 23 years of which proceeds go towards educating the next generations on preserving our environment. In early 2016, 2 teams with a total of 8 runners from HK Express participated in the Green Power Hike's Aviation and Airport Service Cup. In total, HK Express donated HKD 24,000 which will be used for promoting environmental education among schools and the local community, contributing to a sustained and greener Hong Kong.