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GREEN EVENTS –
THE NEW GLOBAL TREND

BACKGROUND OF SUSTAINABLE EVENTS
In recent years, more indoor and outdoor events emphasized the green principles of sustainable event, hoping to reduce the impact on the environment and build a positive image for their events. As the Events Capital of Asia, Hong Kong hosts cultural celebrations, sports competitions, carnivals, exhibitions, conferences, catering events, etc. all the time so we must catch up in developing sustainable events. However, many events still rely on the use of disposable items and lack waste reduction and recycling measures.
PROMOTE GREEN EVENT CULTURE
The Green Earth launched the “Green Event Campaign” in 2016. Working with event organizers, we promote an environmentally responsible event culture paying attention to better use of resources and waste reduction. By now, we have supported more than 104 large-scale events in their implementation of Green Event measures.

The Jockey Club "Events Go Green" Programme has been launched since June 2020, providing free-of-charge "Waste Reduction Support for Green Events ", “My Green Event” online consultancy, volunteer training and Green Runners public participation activities, etc. to event organizers, volunteers and event participants for promoting green event culture in Hong Kong.

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THREE MAJOR GOALS OF GREEN EVENT
  • ACTION GOAL:

    Waste Reduction

    ULTIMATE GOAL:

    Zero Waste

    • Avoid using disposable products and short-lived plastics
    • Reduce > Reuse > Properly Recycle
  • ACTION GOAL:

    Carbon Reduction

    ULTIMATE GOAL:

    Carbon Neutrality

    • Reduce production
    • Mass transportation
    • Efficient use of energy
    • Waste reduction also contributes carbon reduction
  • ACTION GOAL:

    Reduce ecological impact

    ULTIMATE GOAL:

    Leave No Trace 

    • Avoid hosting large-scale activities in ecologically sensitive areas
    • Take into consideration the carrying capacity of the environment when planning activities
    • Avoid large-scale activities in ecologically sensitive areas