Hi everyone, you may have missed the news about C40 Partnership, but you certainly notice the weather is getting warmer and warmer. In fact, Hong Kong has become one of the 40 cities in the group to fight against climate change.
What exactly is the objective of C40? One of the features is that cities from around the world share ideas to reduce global warming. I strongly suggest you visit their official website to find out more. Since Hong Kong is one of the C40 partnership members, my presentation today is to draw your attention to how we at school and at home can help reduce Hong Kong's carbon emissions.
We all know that climate change is a pressing issue. It affects us in many ways now and then. It affects our food and water supply, our economy, our culture and even our survival. In fact these changes are already happening.
Sound intimidating? Don't be. When I learned more about the C40, I found to lead a green life is not only challenging but also creative. It takes a lot of creativity and this means a lot of fun. It also makes us to look into details of our daily routines. As a result we do not take things for granted. We become grateful and cherish for what we have.
Since cities consume 75% of the world's energy and produce almost the same percentage of green house gases, we, residents of one of the most modernized cities, do play an important role in carbon emissions.
I sincerely pledge every one gives some thoughts on this after this morning session. Form small groups and discuss what you can do. I also hope class teachers will allocate some time every week to co-ordinate group discussions and translate thoughts into actions. Let us lead by example. Be a Makopanian and be a responsible world citizen.
C40 official website: www.c40cities.org/
1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.