19 December 2016

CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Launches Themed Exhibition Titled ‘Is This How You Feel?’ to Celebrate Its Third Anniversary



To celebrate its third anniversary of operation, and supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Jockey Club Initiative Gaia has collaborated with Australian science communicator Joe Duggan to organize a themed exhibition titled ‘Is This How You Feel?’. The exhibition is open to the public with free admission from now until 28 February 2017.

The exhibition showcases hand-written letters from 22 Australian climate scientists, describing their raw, heartfelt feelings about climate change, in order to raise public awareness of climate change and to encourage visitors to reflect on the impact the things they do in their daily life has on the earth. Visitors are encouraged to join in promoting environmental conservation, living an environmentally friendly life, and joining hands to build a sustainable future for Hong Kong.

Officiating at the opening ceremony on 16 December were Prof. Tung Fung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of HKJC, Mr Edwin Lau, Executive Director of The Green Earth, Prof. Gabriel Lau, AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management and Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK, and Prof. Jimmy Yu, Associate Director of IEES.

Details of the exhibition are as follows:

Exhibition Period:

From now until 28 February 2017
(Closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, and University Holidays on 24 and 31 December 2016 and 27 January 2017)

Opening Hours:

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Venue:

Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F, CUHK (Exit D, University MTR Station)

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.

 (From right) Mr Edwin Lau, Executive Director of The Green Earth, Prof. Tung Fung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Prof. Gabriel Lau, AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management and Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK, and Prof. Jimmy Yu, Associate Director of IEES, officiate at the opening of the ‘Is This How You Feel?’ exhibition.
(From right) Mr Edwin Lau, Executive Director of The Green Earth, Prof. Tung Fung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK, Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Prof. Gabriel Lau, AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management and Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK, and Prof. Jimmy Yu, Associate Director of IEES, officiate at the opening of the ‘Is This How You Feel?’ exhibition.

The guests tour around the ‘Is This How You Feel?’ exhibition.
The guests tour around the ‘Is This How You Feel?’ exhibition.