SCMP illustration for Six Hong Kong Zero Waste Champions article

Featured in South China Morning Post as one of six women leaders of Hong Kong’s “zero-waste” movement. I spoke to Lauren James about my research journey – from the humble beginnings of working in Borough Market to my current projects at Hong Kong Baptist University and beyond.

The article featured the vertical garden, where I grow edible greens with my students as part of the Food, Culture and Society course I teach at BU. I started the micro urban garden 5 years ago as an exercise to turn waste (plastic bottles and vertical space) into a resource and also to encourage students to learn about our food system. Education is key to long term change.

 


Title: Six Hong Kong Zero-Waste Champions – women campaigning to make the city greener
Author: Lauren James
Photo: Jonathan Wong
Source: South China Morning Post
Link: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2135402/six-hong-kong-zero-waste-champions-women
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