Recycling and energy-saving
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) went dark for a good cause during the annual Earth Hour event organised by WWF on 23 March 2013. All non-essential lighting in HKIA Tower and the Airport World Trade Centre, as well as façade lights at Terminal 2 were switched off for one hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Airport staff were also encouraged to participate in the activity at the office and at home.
In 2013, the Airport Authority (AA) supported the Lai See Reuse and Recycle Programme as a Gold Packet Sponsor for the second consecutive year. This year, HKIA provided greater support for the programme by placing more collection boxes throughout the airport and HKIA Tower. During the one-month campaign, around 90,000 red packets were collected, marking a 46% increase in the amount compared to the previous year.
An exhibition titled "From Trash to Treasure" was held at Terminal 2 from early May to mid-July 2011. Co-organised by the Airport Authority (AA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, the exhibition showcased product designs and artworks by a group of young designers, who explore the possibilities of turning trash into useful items.
More than 300 AA colleagues supported the "Carfree Day" and opted for the greener option when travelling to work on 22 September 2010. Organised by Greenpeace, the campaign aimed to promote public awareness on greenhouse gas emitted from vehicles, and encourage people to use public transport over private vehicles.
The AA staff lent their support to the first "Hong Kong No Air-con Night" organised by Green Sense. Participants pledged to turn off their air conditioning at home for 12 hours beginning 7:00pm on 29 September 2010. The event aimed to promote energy saving and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.