WHAT MARK WILL YOU MAKE?
CIS students have also been inspired to continue their sustainability efforts in different ways outside of DITO. We hope this display of individual student projects and collaborations will inspire YOU to take action.
How can you impact the environment? Share your ideas and visions for a sustainable future!
RECIPES for HEALTHCARE WORKERS
IN COLLABORATION WITH FREE CLINIC
CIS Cooks | DITO | CIS Alumni
In light of these challenging times, the CIS Free Clinic has partnered with Hospitals around Hong Kong to distribute baked goods to frontline healthcare workers by rallying the CIS community to donate homemade goodies and #Bakeforacause. Below are some suggested SUSTAINABLE recipe ideas so we can protect our earth while protecting our workers. Happy Baking!
Sustainable Packaging ideas
- To keep the baked goods sanitary, please put the treats in paper packaging to be sent to frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients!
- Store the goods in a paper bag, add a heartfelt note for a personal touch!
- Soybean wax paper or parchment paper are biodegradable alternatives for plastic wrapping/Ziploc bags
- Be aware of plastic-lined paper bags. Those are NOT recyclable, nor biodegradable!
Donation Address: 30/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road
Contact No. 2546 7628 (ask for Kay)
Delivery Hours: April 20-25 10AM-6PM
For more information, direct message @theSHOWCAS or the @CISFreeClinic via Instagram, or email at
Your Impact on the environment
Environmental Footprint Quiz!
After looking at our projects, it is time to make your own change! The first step to approach this is to identify where the problem lies. Take the quiz linked above and read up on how others have made changes in their habits to become more environmentally friendly! Perhaps this can inspire you to do something similar too :)
Going Zero Waste
Kaityln started out as a Year 7 student with an interest in the environment, but it was only after a year in Hangzhou that she realised the complexity of climate change. She is currently trying out solutions to the rapidly increasing issue of waste accumulation in the consumerist society we live in today.
This started when she planned a zero-waste bike trip in the US around Connecticut with her father. The bike trip allowed her to appreciate nature, as well as explore some easy strategies to reduce her own carbon footprint. She was inspired to start the massive change in her life after reading other people’s stories online and discovering how simple it could be. She anticipated that it would be difficult to keep track of the waste that they were producing, but she realised it was simple as long as they were consciously aware of their choices. To combat this issue of producing waste from just purchasing and eating, she and her dad made sure to bring their own containers and cutlery when they entered a supermarket. That meant no plastic or excess packaging. To avoid using too many tissues, they simply switched to using towels. It was a simple solution that lasted a long time and was reusable for many things. People started asking her about her reasons for carrying out those changes and soon enough Kaitlyn was spreading the word without knowing it.
After completing the short trip, Kaitlyn noticed changes in her own habits - such as being more aware of excess packaging, bringing more things from home and consuming less at convenience stores. After discussing with her family, she also turned vegetarian about 2 years ago. Through her experiences, she learnt that it’s best to lead by example. If people are curious enough, they will ask, then you can start a discussion to spread the word. For those who are not so sure, talking it out and finding a compromise might be best. If you find common ground then you can start to bring in changes.
Laetitia joined CIS Footprint after participating in the Environment program during HKEP Week. In Year 3, her father became a vegetarian and she started to learn more about how our food waste and food processing affects the environment. A year and a half ago, she decided to take the next step and become vegetarian herself. Naturally, the transition into vegetarianism was a lot easier for her than some as she’d already had prior exposure to proper and healthy vegetarian eating. After a while of vegetarian eating, Laetitia found that she felt a lot healthier and her energy levels were much better during the school day. She also found that having communication with parents and family members was a really important part of making it easier to eat a vegetarian diet. Cooking also became a lot easier for her as there are fewer health concerns when it comes to handling raw meats versus raw vegetables and fruits. At the end of the day, becoming vegetarian isn’t too complicated or difficult a process, it just requires patience and consistency.