Short story: Beach Party 2013

Beach Party by P. K. Pebbles My name is Pebbles, though for much of my existence I was without a name. That was before the lady with the pink hat came along. I like the name. It suits me. It’s something to aspire to. The P. K. stands for Pak Kok, a name of place […]

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Press Release: Lamma Quarry 2013

The public consultation on the future of the Lamma ex-quarry is currently underway (http://www.ex-lammaquarry.hk/). Though the public has been given little opportunity to examine the options, the Chief Executive has already determined the outcome by promising to hand over the land to private developers for real estate development. Hong Kong has competing needs for housing, […]

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Lamma Sewage System 22 April 2013

Brief regarding item *IV. 355DS: Outlying Islands sewerage, stage 2 – Lamma village sewerage phase 2 Submitted to the Legco Panel on Environmental Affairs Meeting Living Lamma is a registered society concerned with improving the environment on Lamma through cleaning up rubbish and dumping and improving the design of public facilities.   In February 2010, we […]

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Public Minor Works Report March 2013

Report presented to Home Affairs Department, Environmental Protection Department and 1823 Background: For the past 4 years, Living Lamma has been trying to lobby District Office Islands (DO/Is) for better design of minor works, but with little success. Instead we have seen a succession of projects that have despoiled our countryside, turned areas that people […]

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Press Release: Winner Brand on the Beach 2013

Vitasoy Water wins the most popular “Brand on the Beach” award. (HONG KONG) 6 th March 2013: For three months, volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches by brand label. After 3 clean ups, 1112 plastic bottles with 761 different identifiable brand labels were found. Vitasoy Water is the brand which has the most bottles […]

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Lamma Quarry Report (Chinese)

對「南丫島索罟灣前南丫石礦場地區 未來土地用途發展規劃及工程研究」的回應 2013年2月6日 活在南丫 香港南丫島 榕樹灣大灣新村36號1/F 電話:29820920 電郵:info@livinglamma.com www.livinglamma.com 「一個社會發展是否成熟,並非只看其經濟成就,還要看它是否欣賞讓其取得此成就的較大的環境。更重的是,那必須是讓其成就得以持續的環境。每一個珍惜我們現在擁有的東西的人,都有保護生態的共同責任。每個人都應出一分力,確保大自然給予我們的一切,不會因遭疏忽而凋零,或者更糟的,以發展之名給破壞。」 梁振英 (One Heart, One Vision: Manifesto for the Chief Executive Election 2012, 頁66,原文為英文,見http://www.ceo.gov.hk/eng/pdf/manifesto.pdf) 內容 摘要 4 詞彙一覽 5 引言 6 南丫島的規劃意向 7 南丫島發展的背景及石礦場 10 榕樹灣:填海和破壞 11 榕樹灣:地產發展 13 南丫島南 14 其他填海工程 15 環境問題 15 香港脈絡下的石礦場發展 18 對第一階段社區參與的檢討 20 時間性 21 向公眾提供的資訊 21 論壇和工作坊 22 結論和建議 […]

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Lamma Quarry Report 2013

Response to the Planning & Engineering Study on Future Land use at Lamma Ex-Quarry Area at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island Submitted to CEDD, Hong Kong Government, 6th February 2013 Preface “The maturity of a society is measured not just by its economic achievement but also by its appreciation of the broader environment which allowed that […]

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Notes for visit by CEDD to Lamma 11 December 2012

Notes AIMS To demonstrate opportunities for community improvement through planting and better tree care (including the proper treatment of green waste) BACKGROUND Lamma Island’s main village, Yung Shue Wan, has become shabby. Derelict construction, insensitive concrete pouring, poor maintenance, graffiti, and a lack of landscaping mar the quaint village-scape, which should greet visitors to the […]

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Greening Master Plan 2012

Response to CEDD’s Greening Master Plan (GMP) for the Islands District A Snapshot of Living Lamma’s Engagement with Government Living Lamma was started in May 2009 in response to two issues – dumping on agricultural land in the Yung Shue Long Valley and HAD’s plans to construct a concrete platform over the last remain bit […]

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Tree Management Report 2012

Tree and Vegetation Management on Lamma Island This report was first drafted in December 2010 and remains current two years later. It was undertaken as part of follow up efforts to clean up Lamma Island – the lack of proper tree care being identified as one of the contributing factors to environmental degradation in our […]

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