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Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund

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Call for Application (2019)

Do you want to become an agent of positive change?  The Campus Planning and Sustainability Office (CPSO) hereby announces the introduction of its Sustainable Development Goals Action Fund, which encourages CUHK staff and students to develop creative and actionable projects which actively respond to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

Project Requirements

Projects must

  • respond to one or more of the 17 SDGs;
  • be self-initiated; and
  • be conducted in Hong Kong.
Application Deadlines
Application Procedures
Enquiries

Funded Projects

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Umbrella Upcycling Workshops

by Fafa (a group of CUHK staff)

 

Date: July to September 2019
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: An upcycling project that turns broken umbrellas into flowery accessories for charity sales
Venue Partner: Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

47 participants engaged in 2 workshops

47 participants engaged in 2 workshops

50 umbrellas saved from disposing of to landfills

50 umbrellas saved from disposing of to landfills

Promoted the concept of upcycling

Promoted the concept of upcycling

Contributed the proceeds from the charity sales to UNICEF

Contributed the proceeds from the charity sales to UNICEF

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Egg-maxtree

by 'Dozen Design' from the School of Architecture

 

Date: 22-27 December 2018 
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description: An egg cartons upcycling education project for the underprivileged children in Sham Shui Po
Education Partner: IM Creative (Social Enterprise)
Venue Partner: Sham Shui Po Community Green Station
Media Coverage: Kong Gu Mini

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Wu Yee Sun College 11th Anniversary Celebration:

523 Banquet and Sunny Festival

 

Date: 7-8 November 2018 
Fulfilled SDGs:
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Project Description:

Adaptation of green measures in large-scale event

Encouraged vendors to ditch disposables, estimate and prepare the right amount of food

Encouraged vendors to ditch disposables, estimate and prepare the right amount of food

Provided discounts for participants who bring along their own cutlery

Provided discounts for participants who bring along their own cutlery

Provided reusable cutlery and bottled drinks of large volume only

Provided reusable cutlery and bottled drinks of large volume only

Turned reclaimed wood, newspaper and recycled paper into event props

Turned reclaimed wood, newspaper and recycled paper into event props

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