8 Green Living New Year Resolutions

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1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

Absolutely no excuses. Talk to your building, train your helper and kids, and research what your municipality takes. Look for other options for those items your city doesn’t take, such as Call2Recycle’s battery program.

2. Visit a farmers market once a month

Most cities are now full of options! Support the local farming community and enjoy the family-friendly vibe. Make it a Sunday fun day with interesting artisanal products.

3. Adopt Green Mondays

Being vegetarian one day a week saves 84, 000 gallons of water. Green Monday is Hong Kong’s very own Meatless Monday campaign. The social enterprise works tirelessly with the local F&B industry to encourage diners to choose vegetarian options on Mondays. Hundreds of restaurants and catering services have Green Monday menus, including the Hong Kong International Airport F&B outlets! Make sure to support their awesome initiative.

4. Use Public Transport

This one’s easy. If you can’t walk it then choose a tram or a bus, scooter, e-bike, or rideshare.

5. Hike

Speaking of walking, take a hike. Most cities have nearby parks and trails for every level of fitness and for every interest- beach walks, uphill climbs, scenic routes, urban paths. Get your family and friends involved and do a different one every month- good for everyone.

6. Contribute

Give back! Raise money, volunteer, visit an old people’s home- there are so many charity to choose from. We have the most comprehensive list for you right here.

8. Support local businesses

Homegrown brands are popping up all over the place. The number of handmade , homegrown, homemade, locally made, artisanal stuff that’s around is a testament to the spirit of change. Use our Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong to find local choices for everything here in Hong Kong, or explore lists in your town to support local.

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  • Sonalie Figueiras

    Serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging,com, the global wholesale eCom marketplace for sustainable packaging products, Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe, quality food accessible & affordable for the whole planet. With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade and health & sustainability, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including TEDx and Harvard Business School.

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