SCHOOL WORKSHOPS AND ASSEMBLIES
HeroesToo hosted a series of workshops in primary and secondary schools to cover the topics of water, energy, paper, plastic and food through the lens of reduce, reuse, recycle. Within each workshop, students were arranged into groups and taken to an organic farm in the New Territories. Here, they were introduced to a live project where food scraps were fed to Black Soldier Fly Larvae. These were eventually fed to the fish pond and farms, and also used as fertilizer. This provided the children with the hands-on opportunity to understand an environmental cycle, increasing their appreciation for regenerative practices. Alongside the classroom workshops, we also hosted two assemblies in each school: one at the beginning of the programme to kickstart the learning journey, and one to close off the programme to encourage students to share their experiences with the rest of the school.
HeroesToo held a Leadership Workshop at the beach with water activities to foster teamwork and communication skills. We also hosted a Junior Eco Leadership program in primary and secondary schools. We used tools such as Lego Serious Play to encourage participation, engagement, and fun.
During a span of two years, HeroesToo collaborated with the Guangdong Forestry Department in a community reforestation planting program. Our efforts led to the planting of 20,500 trees, encompassing 51 different tree species. These trees were planted in degraded woods and forests that had been harvested during the early years of the CCP Cultural Revolution, a significant historical period during Mao's industrialization of China.
ECO PLEDGE POP UPS
HeroesToo recruited volunteers to set up EcoPledge Pop-ups at various public venues. We aimed to raise awareness about various environmental issues. Passersby were encouraged to participate by signing an EcoPledge, which included commitments such as taking shorter showers, using reusable water bottles, and avoiding disposable coffee cups.
HeroesToo has hosted multiple Design Challenges. The first two competitions were created for university students in Hong Kong to design innovative solutions that addressed environmental challenges. The first one was "The Sustainable Rain Jacket Competition," which aimed to highlight the issue of plastic and recycling. The second competition, "The Sustainable Bus Shelter," was held in partnership with KMB. During the pandemic, we launched our latest initiative, "Creative Ideas in a Pandemic." Students and designers from around the world were invited to propose solutions for the challenges posed by the pandemic. We received entries from students representing various countries. The ultimate winner was an engineer/teacher from Quebec, Canada. She received a 3D printer as her prize, which she plans to use to teach engineering and technology to underprivileged students. Through these competitions and initiatives, we continue to foster creativity, raise awareness, and promote sustainable solutions to address pressing global issues.
HeroesToo has orchestrated several community music festivals. Our goal is to transform these festivals into a global music festival, reminiscent of the peace and environmental movements of the 60s and 70s. We firmly believe that music possesses the extraordinary ability to cultivate empathy and echo the message of peace, while also advocating for the protection of our delicate planet.
HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Primary School
Kau Yan School
SKH Kei Oi Primary School
Tung Chung Primary School
Tung Wah Group Chow Yin Sum Primary School
Tung Wah Group Leo Tung Hai Lee Primary School
Tung Wah Group Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School
Tung Wah Group Wong See Sum Primary School
Tung Wah Group Wong Yee Jar Jet Memorial Primary School
Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College
SKH Mok Hing Yiu College
Tung Chung Catholic Secondary School
Tung Wah Group C.Y. Ma Memorial College
Tung Wah Group Kwok Yat Wai College