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YCIS Hong Kong Celebrates Earth Day 2017 with Special Event

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Announces The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong as Charity Partner

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Yew Chung International School (YCIS) will host its first ever Earth Day event on Saturday, 22 April, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Earth Day is an annual event responsible for mobilising more than a billion people and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. This year’s theme is environmental and climate literacy. YCIS has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and has announced that they will be the exclusive Charity Partner for this inspiring Earth Day 2017 event.

YCIS Earth Day, 22 April  2017
YCIS Earth Day, 22 April 2017

Activities on the day include performances from prestigious Wells Cathedral School Jazz Band, Africa Drumming and Dance Connection, and YCIS — Secondary’s Chinese Dance Team. There will also be a great selection of games and activities for all ages to enjoy, as well as a Live Art Battle, and an Eco Market featuring delicious organic produce, skincare and environmentally friendly fashion and accessories. We are delighted to announce that 20% of sales on the day will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Guests will also enjoy private tours of YCIS — Secondary’s newly renovated Year 7 floor. The pioneering design, created by award-winning architects Fielding Nair International, includes the very best of ‘green’ features to complement the new Learning Communities concept, which will be introduced throughout the entire campus over the next few years.

“We are truly grateful to be the beneficiary and Charity Partner for the YCIS Earth Day 2017 event. Climate Change is important to everyone and a core theme of our conservation mission. We hope that more families and friends can better understand the impact of Climate Change, and share ideas that can make a difference for a better way forward,” said Louisa Ho, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong.

Kayla Wong, The Nature Conservancy’s Celebrity Ambassador will open the event and she will also host a thought-provoking session with TNC’s Nature Works Program Ambassadors. Founder of eco-friendly online fashion brand, Basics for Basics, Kayla explained, “I wanted to support The Nature Conservancy and YCIS because I think it is important for our generation to know the effects we have on our planet. And it is our job to ensure that we can continue to help keep our environment in good shape for our future generations!”

Dr Betty Chan, Yew Chung Education Foundation’s Director and School Supervisor said, “Today, around the world, millions of people are recognizing Earth Day and the absolute necessity for our love and care for sustainability. With more and more worldwide awareness of the serious situation within our living world, we should make every effort, big or small, to give our planet the best chance to sustain. Yew Chung International School is proud to raise awareness.”

YCIS Earth Day 2017 Details:

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22 – 11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Location: YCIS — Secondary, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong
Event page: http://www.ycis-hk.com/en/news-and-events/upcoming-events/3257-earth-day-2017
Earth Day 2017 Theme:
Environmental & Climate Literacy – http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-theme/

About YCIS:

Founded in 1932 by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Yew Chung has provided quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for 80 years. Originally specialising in Early Childhood Education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

YCIS has expanded beyond Hong Kong and is now established in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, with a total student enrolment of 6,000.

Offering the richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures, YCIS equips children to be bilingual, global-minded and competitive. Students are nurtured with a fully rounded and balanced education that transforms them into globally aware individuals. For more information please visit www.ycis-hk.com or our Facebook page.

About The Nature Conservancy:

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.tnc.org.hk or facebook.com/TNCHongKong or follow @tnc_hk on Instagram.

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170419/1828819-1-a

Source: Yew Chung International School

Written by asiafreshnews

April 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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