Updated: Mar 23
Starting from this month we will be introducing our 'Green Heroes'. People in the community who have made their impact on Hong Kong.
This Month's Green Hero: Ivan Fan
This month we want to give a big thanks to Ivan Fan for all the passion he has put into protecting our environment! We sat down and spoke with Ivan about some of the initiatives he has been doing and his work with Cheung Sha Wan Waste-no-mall.
Can you quickly introduce yourself?
我叫Ivan! 我是一個普通的打工仔，在銀行工作。 I'm Ivan! I am a banker from Hong Kong.
What activities have you participated in? 我現在參與了長沙灣不是垃圾站的回收活動。 I am a regular participant of the Cheung Sha Wan 'Waste no Mall' recycling station. 3. 和誰一起參加?
Who did you join the event with? 我與我的未婚妻一起參與這個活動。 I join with my fiancee. 4. 參加活動原因?
Why did you decide to join the event? 我們覺得現今的人太浪費了，塑膠要用三百年先至可以分解，對環境做成很大的影響，希望可以為社區多貢獻一點，以回收為主，教育社區源頭減廢。 We feel that today's society is so wasteful. Plastic takes over three hundred years to decompose. It will have a huge negative impact on the environment. I hope that we can contribute more to the community, focus on recycling and educate the community on waste reduction. 5. 活動感受?
How did you feel about the event? 我覺得自己做了有意義的事，對社區作出貢獻。 I feel I have done something meaningful and contributed positively to the community. 6. 學習了什麼?
What did you learn before/during/after the event? 我們學習了回收的工作，環保團體對社區的貢獻及影響。 We learned about recycling, the contribution and impact of environmental groups on the community. 7. 會介紹其他人嗎?
Will you introduce this event to other people? 我們經常介紹身邊的朋友一起做義工。 We often invite our friends to volunteer.
How can you transfer what you learnt from the event into your work life? 我在我的工作環境中，也投入了環保的元素，在辦公室裏放置了回收箱 I have also implemented environmentally friendly elements in my work environment, introducing more comprehensive recycling bins in my office. 9. 最後一個問題！ 如果您可以選擇成為其他動物，那會是什麼，為什麼呢？
Last question! If you could choose to be any other animal, what would you be and why? 我會希望自己成為鷹，牠可以自由自在地在天空翱翔，而鷹有不屈不撓的精神。 I would like to be an eagle and fly freely in the sky. Eagles have an indomitable spirit.
Thank you Ivan for your time and your hard work in protecting the Hong Kong environment!