✊LoTW: Teen Changemakers of Hong Kong Part 2
Hong Kong's youngest and most sustainable CEO: Bailey Cherry
I'm Bailey Cherry! I am a 17-year-old student and social entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. I am the CEO and Founder of a non-profit social enterprise, “ReBooked”, which provides a platform for promoting sustainability in literacy.
I am also the co-founder of award winning e-directory, EcoGo, which is a website and app that guides sustainably-minded shoppers to eco-friendly businesses in Hong Kong, and the co-host of the podcast ‘Never Too Early’ - a podcast made for and by youth entrepreneurs.
All the news from the woman who does everything
The highly anticipated United Nations Climate Change Conference, Cop26, took place last year from 31 Oct to 12 Nov. Since then, given Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the global situation has drastically changed (not only in a political sense, but also in the terms of environmental impact).
Half a year past Cop26, the president of Cop26, Alok Sharma, urges countries to pick up the pace and increase determination to honour the Glasgow climate pact. The response of governments and the policies they implement in the coming months will determine the global environmental outlook.
The results of the 17th Filipino election, which took place on Monday, May 9, 2022. As of May 25, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. "Bongbong" was declared winner and the incoming president of the Philippines by Filipino congress. Bongbong is the son of Ferdinand Marcos, dicatator former President of the Philippines. Marcos is still assembling his cabinet, which will need to navigate high inflation, government debt and a tricky foreign policy balance with ally the United States and China.
Due to the Taliban seizing control of Afghanistan, families have been separated. Under the Taliban's rule, there is an increased threat to professional or academic women.
Consequently, many have fled, including Nargis Orakzai, immigrated to Germany. By doing so, she leaves behind family members, her mother Neigna include. Neigna is among the thousands of Afghan women who lost their job and income when the Taliban took over. The mother and daughter pair are devastated by their separation, and hope for each other's wellbeing. This is unfortunately the reality for many families divided due to the Taliban's rule.
Events and conferences for a brighter future
Hong Kong’s largest and most successful sustainability conference is coming back in October. This year’s conference invites more than 300 expert speakers to share their visions and insights, covering important topics like economic progression while coexisting with nature harmoniously, efficient use of resources, transformation to a low-carbon society, and circular economy for future generations.
Sign up here using the code HTP22 for 40% off!
Beyond Women Fest 2022
Hong Kong Women work hard and long to shape their desired life. To unwind from the pressure of work and society, women are willing to spend generously to enjoy better, happier & healthier life, creating huge demands on quality items & services. To satisfy their demands for pleasures that they deserve, we are pleased to bring the event that directly caters to the desires and interests of women - BEYOND WOMEN FEST (BWF)!
When: 10-12 Jun (Yesterday, today and tomorrow!)
Where: Hall 3F & 3G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
10-11/6/2022 (Fri to Sat): 11:00am - 8:00pm
12/6/2022 (Sun): 11:00am - 7:00pm
Cost: 20$ entrance ticket
Bailey’s Other Businesses
Had to give my own business a shoutout!
Established in 2019, with over 100,000 books collected and both an online and retail presence, ReBooked is now Hong Kong's biggest bookshop for second hand children's books, and has expanded to Brazil and is expanding to Turkey. Reach out to donate and purchase with us!
Retykle is an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform enabling parents to buy designer children’s clothing at a fraction of their retail price. The first of its kind in Asia, Retykle removes the traditional hassle of peer to peer childrenswear trade, benefiting both your wallet and the environment.
Sell your children’s old designer outfits to make some extra cash, or buy high quality clothes for cheap, and help reduce waste while you’re at it!
Bailey has a secret!
Aside from hanging out at her bookstore, where else does Hong Kong’s youngest CEO hang out? Where should you go to get inspired as well?
Find out in tomorrow’s High Tide
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