Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) proudly supported the sixth Eco Expo Asia held from 26 to 29 October 2011. Central to HKIA's participation at the event was the Bamboo Promenade jointly sponsored by the Airport Authority (AA) and HSBC. Drawn by an aesthetically pleasing bamboo entrance decor, HKIA's exhibition raised awareness on the huge potential of the bamboo as an eco-friendly plant.
The AA and Friends of the Earth co-organised a green driving workshop on 8 September 2011, drawing an attendance of over 70 AA staff. Edwin Lau, Director of Friends of the Earth, went through topics including the challenges presented by global climate change, how driving affects air quality and climate, and the importance of being a responsible driver.
The AA joined hands with CLP Power Hong Kong Limited to host a seminar on low-carbon technology for airport community members on 29 July 2011. 60 participants from 20 companies listened to CLP representatives on a wide range of environmental topics, including the adoption of electric vehicles and the application of LED.
Emphasising the AA's green initiatives and promoting sustainability among the wider airport community, 35 participants from seven companies went on an educational visit to the WWF Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre in Sai Kung on 10 December 2011. It is Hong Kong's only sea-based marine education centre to provide interactive marine education programmes.
The AA joined hands with Hong Chi Association to host the 2010/11 Hong Chi-Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Organic Farming Competition for primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Students were encouraged to utilise campus areas and use recycled materials to plant organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.