17 Mar 2022

Green Week, 7-11 March Challenges and Celebrations

Organised by WANBO, Green Week, from the 7-11th March, challenged students to think green at home. The inter-House environmentally-friendly selfie competition challenged students to take photos of themselves while doing something environmentally friendly. The photography competition, invited students to submit their nature photos to be judged by award-winning wildlife photographer James Gifford. While other students baked sweet treats that looked like endangered animals.

Students were also given instructions on how to test packaging for PFAs (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at home and how to play environmental charades as a class. 

To advocate for enviromental issues, WANBO posted daily on their Instagram page, @iswanbo. They highlighted: ocean acidification, agricultural pollution, overpopulation, loss of biodiversity and food engineering. WANBO’s newsletter team also wrote an article about plants that benefit human health.

As the climate crisis worsen, WANBO encourages students to stay green and raise awareness about environmental protection not just within Green Week, but everyday, all year. If you would like to get involved, email the WANBO heads or deputy heads or Mr Burrough for more information, and follow @iswanbo on Instagram to be notified of future WANBO activities.  

Sha Tin Wai: chanan.ng@online.island.edu.hk or ady.lam@online.island.edu.hk 

Tai Wai: katrina.hon@online.island.edu.hk or alexandra.lai@online.island.edu.hk