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New Year with Green Consciousness: Resources sharing for Green Living

New year, new me! What’s your green new year’s resolution?  Let’s learn and explore how to live more eco-friendly together. We can try to reduce waste and avoid unnecessary consumption by sharing our resources in our community. Here are some ideas for living green with the neighbours — happy sharing!


Book Crossing

Book Crossing is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. Whether you want to share novels or discover a new favourite book, we can save millions of trees and enjoy the delight of reading at the same time by joining in this meaningful movement!

Photo from Estensione

Photo from HKET


Donate Your Clothes

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Do you know that 95% of the garment that we have thrown away can be re-worn? New year is a perfect time to do some clear-out of your closet but it's better off donating them instead of tossing them in the trash. Donate your unwanted but wearable clothes to charities, non-profit organizations that will benefit people in need.  

Photo from My City Gives

Photo from The Smith Family


Garage Sale

By selling your unwanted clothes, furniture, accessories, toys, etc. you can make some money, and most importantly, give your pre-loved items a second chance! It’s also fun for buyers to hunt through second-hand stuff and search for bargains. If you are lucky enough, you may even find some valuable items that have never been used. Second-hand stuff does not mean 'old' or 'broken', they can be made useful and stylish again by repairing and upcycling.

Photo from CBC

Photo from HKUST Sustainability

It only takes small steps to develop a greener lifestyle. We hope the above ideas of resources sharing will inspire you to spread the green consciousness to your communities and live sustainably. 

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