To promote waste reduction and recycling, the Environmental Protection Department is implementing the Community Green Station Scheme in phases. Running education workshops and recycling centres, four stations have opened so far. They will be extended to all 18 districts in the city.
Hong Kong’s subtropical climate makes it humid and typhoon-prone.
When particularly heavy rainstorms hit the city, flooding may occur in low-lying areas in the New Territories, and some old urban areas.
The Drainage Services Department has put in place a series of flood control measures.
Ambulance officers from Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station were among the first on the scene after an arson attack on board a packed MTR train on February 10 turned Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station into a chaotic scene.
They co-ordinated the emergency rescue operation and tended to the injured. In the face of disaster, they stay calm, and console and treat casualties before sending them to hospital.
Hong Kong is often portrayed as a concrete jungle, but the bustling city is also rich in biodiversity. Ecological surveyors from the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department work hard in the field to gather research and update the city’s ecological database. The teams conduct surveys covering a host of habitats with high conservation value.
Built in the Qing dynasty by the Tang clan of Ping Shan, the Tang Ancestral Hall in Yuen Long is among the antique structures featured in the “Reminiscences: Life in Hong Kong's Built Heritage” exhibition, presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Experts from the Antiquities & Monuments Office talk about how advanced technology is used to bring heritage to life.
With lush vegetation scattered over a large area, parks are the lungs of cities, providing a relaxing place for stressed urbanites to take a break and enjoy nature. To encourage more people to visit local parks, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department has organised two fun day programmes - Fitness@Park and Orienteering@Park - which are being held in 12 locations in January and February.