In February, 2022, the Clean Air Student Council successfully continued the annual Hong Kong Clean Air Conference under the theme of “Tackling Air Pollution and its Effects in Urban Communities”. Icebreakers, educational games, and talks from contemporary figures in the fight against air pollution were all key highlights from the conference. A total of 50 people from both international and local schools participated in this conference, fully engaging with the activities set up by the newly established Education team and Events team.
The speakers invited were, Natalie Chung, a climate advocate and social entrepreneur born and raised in Hong Kong and Hermion Au, co-founder of a participatory design studio Baak6Zou6 and a founding member of Street Reset, a citizen-driven advocacy group on human-centric street design.
Many participants of the conference also took part in the Hong Kong Environmental Writer’s Competition by writing essays under the same theme of “Tackling Air Pollution and its Effects in Urban Communities”. The winners, who were adjudicated by professional environmentalists and announced at the end of the conference, shared their insights and ideas with all participants.