PFS Youth Conference 2013
21-23 November 2013
The PFS Youth Conference was the first of its kind in Hong Kong, bringing together students with international activists, artists, environmentalists and more with the sole goal of inspiring action on plastic pollution.
It was educational, action packed and it was fun! The students collaborated, shared and gave fantastic project presentations on Day 3 showing their well thought out, practical plans for action.
12 Schools were involved:
Li Po Chun United World College, Harrow International, Tsung Kwan O Government Secondary, Discovery College, South Island School, Sing Yin Government Secondary, French International School, Chinese International School, HK Academy, HK UGA, Sha Tin College, American International School
Dr Marcus Eriksen (5 Gyres), Stiv Wilson (5 Gyres), Mandy Barker (artist, UK), Liina Klauss (artist, HK), Gary Stokes (Sea Shepherd), Dr Calvin Lau (HKSAR Govt. EPD), Karen Cheung (Yan Oi Tong), Tracey Read (Plastic Free Seas), Dove Chan (Active Communications), Emile Touzard (Litre of Light – French International School), Claire Sancelot (Zero Waste), Parrys Reines (Climate Girl, Australia).
Zero Waste Conference?
Checkout each day to find out what went on
The talks, the breakout sessions and the fun parts
DAY 1 - Presentations, Drum Jam, Socialising, Volunteering, Brainstorming
♦ Plastic Recycling in Hong Kong – Karen Cheung, Yan Oi Tong ♦ Current Waste Issues – Dr. Calvin Lau, EPD ♦ Global Plastic Pollution – Dr. Marcus Eriksen, 5 Gyres Institute ♦ The power of one – multiplied by many! – Drum Jam! ♦ Reaching a Different Audience – Mandy Barker, Photographic Artist ♦ Liina Klauss – Trash Art Installation ♦ Rethinking Progress – Rethinking, Redesigning, Returning & Renewing our Future ♦ Volunteering with a Liter of Light – Emile Touzard, French International School ♦ Breakout Groups ♦
DAY 2 - Campaigning, Brainstorming, Communication, Presentations, Displays
♦ Digital Campaigning – Gary Stokes, Sea Shepherd Hong Kong ♦ Grassroots Campaigning – Stiv Wilson, 5 Gyres ♦ Student Breakout Sessions ♦ Active Communication – Dove Chan ♦ Microbeads – Tracey Read, Plastic Free Seas ♦ NGO Booths ♦
DAY 3 - Student Presentations, Trashion Show, Zero Waste, Climate Change
♦ Student Presentations ♦ Trashion Show – Beach Couture ♦ Bag Monster ♦ Zero Waste in the Home – Claire Sancelot ♦ Climate Girl! – Parrys Raines ♦
Presentations on Plastic Free Seas YouTube Channel
All the presentations were recorded and uploaded to our Plastic Free Seas YouTube Channel. To view them please click on the button below. Thank you for watching.
With thanks and appreciation for our event sponsors and supporters
We would like to acknowledge the companies noted below who have supported the conference with either discounted or sponsored goods and services. We are also extremely appreciative for the financial support we received from individual donors, corporate sponsorship and privately organised fundraisers – without this, Plastic Free Seas would not be able to effectively deliver and develop free educational programs to thousands of Hong Kong students each year.