The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organized the Campus Sustainability Weeks on campus for the fourth consecutive year from 14 March to 24 March 2016. Examining sustainability from a diverse lens, the event modelled the theme "Green Living, Green Campus" in an interesting and inspiring manner.
The Campus Sustainability Weeks commenced with a "Green Carnival" on 14 March comprising on-site upcycling activities, stage performances and a special appearance of the famous character "Big Waster". A demonstration of the solar car created by PolyU students and an exhibition of PolyU's home-grown environmental technologies, such as electric vehicles and solar golf carts, were also staged to show PolyU's accomplishments and efforts in advancing sustainability.
The two-week event offered over 20 activities to create awareness on green living. A series of lunch talks, upcycling and planting workshops, exhibition on environmental issues, ecological and cultural tour took place in a thought-provoking atmosphere to engage the campus stakeholders to reflect on their behaviours. Leading veterans in the local green movement including Prof. Lam Chiu Ying and Prof. Vivian Wong Taam were among the guest speakers who explored the topic of green living and the problem of fast fashion more deeply.
This annual event heightened the profile and visibility of sustainability among the participants. It inspired ideas on how to promote green practices across campus and encouraged attendees to take action on their ideas.