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Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

Green Queen Giving: Box of Hope – Boxes That Change Lives

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How was Box of Hope started? Box of Hope was started in 2008 by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet Cleverly. Our first year we just worked with Sunshine House Schools and collected an amazing 1,200 boxes which we stored and checked in our houses and then delivered by hand to Hong Kong recipients.   Realizing we had a […]

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

Green Queen Giving: HandsOn Hong Kong

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How was HandsOn Hong Kong (HOHK) started? HOHK was founded in 2007 by Shaun Bernier, who is still the Chair of our NGO. Shaun moved to Hong Kong from the US, where she had been involved with affiliates of the HandsOn Network – a global network of local people serving local causes by volunteering. One of […]

Green Queen Giving: Ark Eden

Green Queen Giving: Ark Eden

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How was Ark Eden started? I had fought on the front-line for many causes, for many years. The crunch came in 2005 with the Lantau Concept (read Concrete) Plan. A group of us decided it was time to concentrate on creating vision for Lantau and Hong Kong rather than always battling. We formed a blue-print called Ark […]

Green Queen Giving: Hong Kong Cleanup

Green Queen Giving: Hong Kong Cleanup

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In this month’s Green Queen Giving series, we feature Hong Kong Cleanup by Ecovision and the amazing work that they do with their various Cleanup Challenges across the city. How was Hong Kong Cleanup started? The Hong Kong Coastal Cleanup Challenge was started by Lisa Christensen 14 years ago when she decided to clean up trash with a few […]

Green Queen Giving: Synergy Social Ventures

Green Queen Giving: Synergy Social Ventures

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How was Synergy Social Ventures started? Abbie Jung and Jana Svedova started Synergy in 2011 to help early stage socially-driven social entrepreneurs in Asia who are solving major social, economic and environmental challenges with revenue-generating business models.  We created Synergy to support these young, passionate, driven and resourceful social entrepreneurs grow their organizations into sustainable and financially […]

Green Queen Giving: Grameen Foundation

Green Queen Giving: Grameen Foundation

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We are thrilled to launch our brand new series, Green Queen Giving, where every month we will showcase one of the amazing NGOs or charities that we are proud to list in our Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong. In our inaugural post we talk to Christina Chao, responsible for Development & Marketing at Grameen Foundation’s […]

Green Queen Living: 8 Green Queen New Year Resolutions for 2014

Green Queen Living: 8 Green Queen New Year Resolutions for 2014

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1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle  Absolutely no excuses. Talk to your building, train your helper and kids, contact HK Recycles- for HK 25 a month, they will pick up your recycling every week and give you categorized bags.  2. Visit a farmers market once a month Island East Markets, Star Ferry Farmers Market, Tuen Mun Farmers Market- […]

Green Queen Living: Be Inspired Every Day…The Daily GOOD

Green Queen Living: Be Inspired Every Day…The Daily GOOD

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Everyone hates email spam or ‘cyber pollution’ as Green Queen refers to it. Most of us receive far too many emails to read and managing one’s email subscriptions can feel like a full time job! So the last thing Green Queen wants to do is add to your (cyber) burden. But Green Queen is going […]