1) We Are Transport
(Supported by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust)
Over 60 Walk leaders and over 2400 participants have joined our “We Are Transport” program since 2017. Dozens of thematic walking activities were held across the city to encourage people walking instead of car riding as a way to reduce roadside pollution and enhance body fitness.
2) Clean Air Neighborhood
During the first quarter of the year, CAN initiated a pilot program “Clean Air Neighborhood” in Tuen Mun. With the support of professionals from different backgrounds, the program invited members in the neighbourhood (kaifang) and a group of secondary students from CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School to identify the reasons of poor air quality on streets and find out the solutions in district level. A townhall meeting and data visualization presentation was held to showcase individual efforts could be a crucial part to clean air.
3) Let Our Children Breathe
“Let Our Children Breathe” project is underway. It aims to identify the level of air pollution exposure in the school area and raise public awareness on the links between exposure to polluted air and its adverse health effects in children. Over 100 students, kids and parents have participated in the following activities:
3.1) Mini-triathlon Summer Camp
Mini-triathlon summer camp provided basic exercise training to kids with asthma. Indeed, they can get health benefits on growth from outdoor sports with careful management.
3.2) Air Pollution Conference and Environmental Writers’ Competition
Air Pollution Conference and Environmental Writers’ Competition were held in October with the collaboration of Project Matter. The event connected students from different schools to share their views and listen to experts working in the field of air pollution. Parents also participated in the conference and they showed interest in joining parent’s group on clean air issues.
3.3) NO2 Diffusion Tube Action
NO2 Diffusion Tube Action successfully collected street air samples in Sham Shui Po district with the help of our volunteer group in November. The samples were sent to the laboratory in the UK for further analysis. Soon we will find out if NO2 concentration exceeds the safe levels on the streets and school area.