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For Immediate Release

Rotary Club of Macau Concludes Environmental Project Aimed at Increasing Youth Awareness

Macau, China – March 26, 2022: Organized by Rotary Club of Macau, supported by Green Future Macau, “Together We Go Eco: Upcycle To Change Lives” Final Presentation successfully took place at the St. Paul School on Saturday, March 26, 2022. This initiative aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues and offer Macau’s youngsters an opportunity to better understand their role in ensuring a clean world. The Environment is one of the Rotary’s Areas of Focus!

The rubbish produced in our everyday lives contaminates natural habitats and affects our current and future lives. Upcycling is a cultural solution to consumerism. The Rotary Club of Macau is promoting the upcycling concept locally, bringing it to Macau students aged between 12 and 18, via a competition in which participants shared their creative ideas on how they can convert everyday items, that might otherwise be discarded, into something valuable.

A total of 22 teams submitted their ideas for upcycling, out of which nine made it to the final, which took place this Saturday at the Saint Paul School. During the final presentation, the top nine teams showcased their concepts to the judges and answered their questions. The judging panel was presided by Mr Matthew Wong, President of the Rotary Club of Macau, Mr Michael Chan, Assistant Governor from Rotary International District 3450 Area 1, Miss Eliza Ning, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of HK Harbour, Mr Joe Chan, Vice-President of Green Future Macau, and Dr Bernard Cheng, Director of Sustainability Department of SJM Resorts.

The Award Ceremony was officiated by Mr Stanley Cheang, head of the Education and Youth Development Bureau’s Division of Curriculum Development and Assessment. A total of five awards were handed out, recognizing creativity, popularity and usefulness.

  • The Champion Awards went to team 三嘉 (Trouble Ka), from Choi Nong Chi Tai School
  • The 1st Runner-up Award went to team Norsia, from Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau & Escola Dong Nam.
  • The 2nd Runner-up Award went to 深藏 (Hide Deep) Blue, from St. Paul School
  • The Most Popular Award went to team Norsia, from Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School Macau & Escola Dong Nam.
  • The Most Creative Award went to team 惜墨如金 (Treasure Ink Like Gold) from Keang Peng School

About Rotary Club of Macau:

Rotary Club of Macau was established in 1947 and is the second oldest Club in District 3450. Our club maintains its multicultural vigour and comprises professional and managerial members with a desire to serve the community.

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