CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Launches Themed Exhibition titled ‘Rescue the Ocean’
The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) has jointly organised with the New York-based R.A.R.E. (Rare Animals Really Endangered) and the Hong Kong-based Plastic Free Seas a themed exhibition, titled ‘Rescue the Ocean’. The exhibition is open to the public with free admission from now until 29 November. Officiating at the opening ceremony on 1 September were Professor Tung Fung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Ms La Benida Hui, Founder of R.A.R.E., Ms Tracey Read, Founder and CEO of Plastic Free Seas, and Mr Marc Allante, artist.
The Exhibition showcases creative artworks to illustrate the damage to the marine environment and ecology from plastic waste, in order to raise public awareness of the importance of marine conservation and to encourage visitors to reflect on the impact the things they do in their daily life has on the ocean and marine life. Visitors are encouraged to change their lifestyle, persuade others to do the same, and help protect the marine environment and conserve marine resources. Details of the Exhibition are as follows:
|Exhibition Period:||From now on until 29 November 2016
Closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays
|Opening Hours:||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Venue:||Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F, CUHK
(Near the University MTR Station, Exit D)
CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia
CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia is a five-year community engagement programme, launched in 2012 by CUHK, with a generous donation of HK$70 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. In support of Gaia’s commitment to paving the way to a sustainable future for Hong Kong, the programme’s aim is to promote environmental conservation and sustainability in local communities, through public education and carbon reduction partnerships with schools and non-governmental organisations.
The first of its kind in the world, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC), maintained by Gaia, is open to the public with free admission. The MoCC showcases the ‘Three Poles’ (the North Pole, the South Pole and Mount Everest) collection of renowned Hong Kong explorer Dr Rebecca Lee, innovative research on the environment, energy and sustainability initiated by CUHK, and the Jockey Club’s initiatives to promote green living in the community.
More details of the MoCC can be found at www.gaia.cuhk.edu.hk/MoCC.