UIA announced the final result of 2030 Award recently, the House of Dreams, a community-based participatory demonstration project of sustainable architecture supported by the Fund, was awarded the winner of the category of Utilizing Local Materials.
With the support of Red Cross Society of China (Sichuan Branch) and the local government, the R&D team supported by our Fund built 30 bamboo transitional houses for the affected people for the sustainable post-disaster recovery in 13 villages in Fuji Town.
As the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong has been raging, causing serious impact on the safety and health of people, the Fund has pledged over HK$6.6 million to help the most needy and vulnerable groups through the projects by local NGOs.
More than 1.3 million people in Hong Kong are currently living in poverty, with one in five people living below the poverty line. Many grassroots families and their children face challenges that are particularly detrimental to the healthy physical and mental healthy of children and youth. In view of this, our Fund has recently supported Foodlink Foundation and Trailwalker Teaching Room to launch caring programmes respectively to show care and compassion for underprivileged families and children for a better living.
The House of Dreams, a community-based participatory demonstration project of sustainable architecture supported by our Fund, was recently awarded the gold medal in the Taipei International Design Award 2021 and an award winner of Restoration & Renovation projects in the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) awards in 2021.
Exploring bamboo forest industry development and rural revitalization with a framework of nature-based solutions (NBS)
With the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) as a guiding framework, we are working with experts and organizations in the field related to bamboo to explore livelihood projects in the bamboo forest industry that is economically viable, socially inclusive, and ecologically sustainable. We hope that a replicable and transferable rural revitalization development model would be refined in the future to address and mitigate climate change issues.
Support research and development projects for bamboo temporary transition houses, improving the living experience of post-disaster resettlement
With the aim to enhance the role of bamboo in disaster emergency management, promote carbon sequestration and emission reduction, and respond to the national goal of Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality, we offer our support to the research and development team to explore the construction of post-disaster temporary transition houses that are made of bamboo structures, aiming at improving the living experience of affected people.
We look forward to valuable advice from Dr. Qiu in future, and continue our mission to connect, support and empower promising leaders, academics and organizations to realize impactful initiatives that enrich lives and build hope for a sustainable future.
1U1V awarded as the winner of the “Benefitting Society” category in 2021 International Green Gown Awards
The winners of the 2021 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 7th July. “One University One Village” Rural Sustainability Assistance Programme(1U1V) supported by our fund was awarded as a winner in the “Benefitting Society” category.
House of Dreams (Phase II) highlights community participation; together we built the “Path to Transforming Trash into Treasure”
Through close collaboration, the “Path to Transforming Trash into Treasure” - consisting of mainly an eco-wall - was born in June. Standing as a proud new landmark in the village, it also serves as a lively demonstration for promoting ecological education.
The Solar Decathlon China 2021 (SDC2021) has been launched recently, with a shortlist of fifteen official teams and two back-up teams coming from 33 higher education institutions across eleven countries. Among those shortlisted is the BJTU-represented Joint Team, which is proudly supported by our Fund.