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Hong Kong No Boundaries

Posted: November 9, 2018

29 Y11&12 students participated in a week long inquiry into sustainability in HK. This included hiking in the New Territories to look down on the scale of one of HK’s three landfills filling a whole valley. The group also visited one of the largest solid waste incineration plants in the world where everything left after they process our sewerage gets burned to reduce landfill and generate electricity.

Tuesday 6 November 2018 was a day of action where the group started by cleaning up a remote beach. In the evening they collected leftover bread from bakeries as they closed and took this to a redistribution point for disadvantaged Hong Kongers. A great race was held on Wednesday 7 November where teams collected evidence of good and bad sustainability practice from Central to Aberdeen. Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November were about getting back to nature where each team had to organise food and water for an overnight hike and camp at a remote location on the end of Lantau. While we did not find many answers, we were left with many questions to keep us all thinking.