🌊 Take a walk on the kind side
14.5.21 | Who should be our next Leader of the Week?
I’m happy to welcome our first Leader of the Week, Cosmo Lo, who will be taking over today’s High Tide to share the news, events, and other things that matter to him in the city.
Know someone who should be one of our Leaders of the Week? Let us know by replying to this e-mail or sending us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
I’ll let Cosmo take it from here.
Introducing Cosmo Lo!
Dear High Tide subscribers,
I am a sustainability professional with experiences in circular economy and stakeholder engagement. Currently, I am completing a master degree in International and Public Affairs at the University of Hong Kong. I also volunteer for ImpactHK and lead their weekly Kindness Walks to deliver necessities and warmth to the homeless.
Feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com or on LinkedIn.
— Cosmo Lo
The Hong Kong Government is conducting a public consultation on a producer responsibility scheme for beverage packaging. The proposed legislation will provide a financial incentive to those returning their finished plastic bottles. You can find more details and share your thoughts on the theme here by next Friday (21 May).
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is collaborating with ImpactHK to conduct a city-wide census on the homeless population. They are recruiting Cantonese-speaking volunteers to join them for a survey evening on 9 July. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The New York Times reports a new rapid test has been developed to detect patients with respiratory symptoms whether they have COVID-19 or the flu. While many places around the world are still working hard to contain COVID-19, Hong Kong has been very lucky to have a public programme that offers free vaccination to all residents aged 16 or above. Find out more details and book your appointment on covidvaccine.gov.hk
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Walk With Me
ImpactHK organises 16 Kindness Walks a week in 11 locations across Hong Kong, delivering daily necessities to 930 individuals on the street. Apart from the outreach walks, food and counselling services are provided at their day centre in Tai Kok Tsui.
Join me for the Sham Shui Po walk every Tuesday at 7:30 PM from June!
Hong Kong loves to celebrate its cultural diversity. The ongoing French May is showcasing some of the best arts with more than 150 programmes.
Other events on my radar
The Global Solutions Summit is taking place virtually from 27-28 May. The event brings together researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives to discuss the social and environmental policies after the pandemic. Hong Kong-based circular economy expert Helga Vanthournout will be joining the panel discussion on the first day.
Ahead of the LegCo bills committee meeting on waste charging, think tank Civic Exchange will be releasing the results of a public opinion survey on the proposed bill. Findings suggest strong citizen support across demographics. A bilingual webinar will be organised to introduce the detailed findings on Thursday 20 May, 11 AM.
ImpactHK is looking for a Senior Fundraising Officer. The selected candidate will support the programme development of Hong Kong’s fastest-growing charity.
Thanks for making it to the end of today’s newsletter!
With the help of Cosmo’s Twitter, here’s a hint for what (or who 👀) you can expect to see on High Tide next week: