2012
 
    3‧22 World Water Day Action cum 5-minute Shower Challenge Award Presentation Ceremony

    3‧22 World Water Day Action cum 5-minute Shower Challenge Award Presentation Ceremony was held on the day preceding World Water Day (21 March 2012), to invite all Hong Kong people to take action to take 5-minute showers. By encouraging people to reduce shower time to 5 minutes starting from World Water Day on 22 March, thus helping to save water and reduce carbon emission for our Earth. Exhibition on the relationship between water resources and carbon emissions was also displayed in the ceremony.

     

       
       
    5-minute Shower Challenge Pledge  
    All members of the public were invited to make the pledge and take 5-minute showers starting from the World Water Day on 22 March. Over 5,000 participants have made the pledge and received a limited edition 5-minute sandglass.
       
       
    Water Wise Tatsujin Competition  
    The competition was opened to all primary and junior secondary students to encourage them to submit their creative ideas for wise water use at home. The most outstanding ideas were shared with the public to reduce carbon emissions. The competition received enthusiastic response with a total of over 2,400 entries.
       
       
    5-minute Shower Challenge  
    The activity was held from October 2011 to February 2012. Participating students had to practice 5-minute showers for 21 consecutive days and record their daily shower times and thoughts regarding the activity. Starting from practicing 5-minute showers, students could cultivate the habit of using water wisely and reducing carbon emissions. Over 16,000 primary and junior secondary students have successfully taken 5-minute showers for 21 consecutive days in the Challenge, reducing over 3,800kg of carbon emissions.
       
       
    5-minute Shower Online Education Kit  
    The themes of the education kit include knowing water resources, and the relationship amongst wise use of water, carbon emissions and global warming. Two versions of the education kit were produced for primary and secondary schools respectively and can be downloaded for free.