Donation and fundraising
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) took part in the Green Power Hike for the sixth consecutive year on 25 January 2014. The annual charity walkathon aims to encourage a better appreciation of the natural environment, as well as raise funds to support a wide range of environmental, educational and conservation programmes. This year's Green Power Hike also featured the second staging of the Aviation and Airport Services Cup spearheaded by the Airport Authority (AA) to help encourage a healthy lifestyle and charitable activities at HKIA. A total of 34 teams from the airport community including the AA participated in the cup. Over HK$400,000 was raised by the airport community for the event.
On 15 December 2013, the AA fielded a team to take part in the Water Challenge 2013 organised by Friends of the Earth (HK). During the event, AA staff joined other hikers in walking through a six-kilometre trail at the scenic Aberdeen Country Park. "Water Challenge 2013" is an annual charity event aiming to promote water conservation. The funds raised would be used for supporting public education programmes on water conservation and conservation projects at the Dongjiang headstream.
Around 30 AA staff participated in WWF's Walk for Nature held at the Mai Po Nature Reserve on 9 November 2013. The AA has sponsored the green fundraising event since 2009, which aims to shed light on conserving Hong Kong's environment by increasing public awareness and appreciation of nature. Participants relished the tranquil five-kilometre walk through one of Hong Kong’s most iconic natural environments observing amazing natural habitats including bird hides, fishponds, reed beds and gei wais (shrimp ponds).
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) participated in the Green Power Hike for the fifth consecutive year on 2 February 2013. The annual walkathon aims to raise funds for environmental education and conservation programmes throughout Hong Kong. This year, the Airport Authority (AA) took the lead in forming the "Aviation and Airport Services Cup", encouraging members of the airport community to support this meaningful hike for charity and good health.
For the fourth year running, the AA supported WWF's Walk for Nature held at the Mai Po Nature Reserve. Around 25 AA staff and their families and friends joined the event and enjoyed the beautiful natural environment while viewing bird hides, fishponds, reed beds and shrimp ponds at close range. WWF's Walk for Nature is one of the community outreach events that the AA supports, aiming to raise public awareness in environmental conservation.
The AA continued to foster a green lifestyle among its staff by participating in the annual Walk for the Environment 2012 on 18 March. 22 AA staff and family members enjoyed healthy exercise while contributing to a meaningful cause by hiking through the five kilometre route from the Ma On Shan Country Park Barbecue Site to Sai Kung Po Lo Che.
The AA displayed its full support towards a green future by participating and raising funds in the 19th Green Power Hike on 14 January 2012. The annual event is part of Green Power's efforts to promote environmental education and conservation in Hong Kong. A total of HK$72,000 was raised by the AA during the event.