Annual Report 2003 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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  Green Hong Kong Campaign

In parallel with the department's extensive planting programme to improve the cityscape, a series of educational and community programmes was also launched to promote green culture in society and in government departments. Over 2,240 greening activities were organised with 1,130,000 participants.

Under the education programme, the Green School Subsidy Scheme provided 746 schools and kindergartens with cash subsidies to add more greenery to their campuses and to organise greening education activities for their students with technical advice given by visiting instructors. About 276,000 students were each given a pot of seedlings to nurture at home or in school under a 'one person, one flower' programme to gain a better understanding of, and to develop an interest in, growing plants. In addition, a 'School Planting Plot in the Park' scheme was also launched with students from 40 schools taking part in maintaining plants in public parks and gardens.

Green Volunteers helping to beautify the Tai Po Waterfront Park.
Green Volunteers helping to beautify the Tai Po Waterfront Park.

Under the community involvement programme, a Tai Po International Orchid Show was held in February at the Tai Po Civic Centre and a Peony Display was held in April at Hong Kong Park. Both events were organised jointly with a local association and were well received by the public.

Tips on gardening for the young at a Family Planting Day at Ma On Shan Park, a programme organised by the Green Volunteers.
Tips on gardening for the young at a Family Planting Day at Ma On Shan Park, a programme organised by the Green Volunteers.

Over 1,000 Green Volunteers were recruited under the District Green Hong Kong Ambassadors Scheme. The scheme was launched in all 18 districts with the volunteers carrying out simple horticultural maintenance in parks, labelling street trees, collecting field data for tree surveys and serving as stewards in greening promotion activities.

The department continued to join hands with District Councils and local communities to organise Community Tree Planting Days. Some 40 events involving 10,190 participants were organised to plant 1,720 trees and 43,000 shrubs.

 
 
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