HKUL Centenary Book Talk Series

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尋根問底的東西

Theme Book:

《東西的故事》安妮.雷納德著 (The Story of Stuff / Annie Leonard)

Speaker:

張韻琪, 綠色和平 項目經理
(Ms Gloria Chang Wan-ki, Campaign Manager, Greenpeace East Asia, HK)

Moderator:

張沛坤, 港大學生會 常綠林 學術幹事 2011-12 (Mr Cheung Pui Kwan, Paul, Academic Secretary 2011-12, Greenwoods, HKUSU)

Date :

15 November 2012 (Thursday)

Time :

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Venue :

Special Collections, 1/F, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong

Language :

廣東話 Cantonese

 

 

 

About the Talk

東西的故事

作者安妮.雷納德自問是一個「垃圾迷」,她對「垃圾往哪裡跑」出奇的入神,不停的問「為什麼」:「為什麼垃圾帶給人類這麼大的危害?」因為垃圾裡有毒物。那首先,為什麼廢棄品中會有毒物?為什麼垃圾場老是在有色人種生活和工作的低收入地區?為什麼企業大費周章把整座工廠外移到其他國家,還能夠只賣幾塊美金而已?為什麼電子用品損壞的速度這麼快,買新的比修理費還便宜?…」


連珠炮彈式的提問,在在說明「垃圾」不只是垃圾,它從「被生產」出來的一刻開始,已經與大家和地球的生命連在一起,揮之不去。生活中每一個「買」與「丟」的行為,不但在糟蹋自己的健康,也在耗用地球的資源;二戰後迷信GDP 增長會為人類帶來幸福的發展信條,不但將人類變成消費的奴隸,更重要的是令地球緊逼極限。

 

安妮在書中不停重覆問著:「如何改變呢?」。她相信,認識「東西」背後的故事,就是改變的契機。

 

The author Annie Leonard is truly obsessed with stuff – where did it come from? how did it get to us? and where does it go?  ...  All the questions have revealed that from the moment when “stuff” is produced, it is already closely connected with us and our environment.  Our purchase, use and disposal of the stuff are ruining our health and exploiting the resources of the earth.  After the second world war, people believed that GDP growth would bring us better life.  Humans are being enslaved by consumption.  More important is that our earth is being pushed to its limit.  The author believed that knowing the story of stuff is a starting point and an opportunity for change.

 

 

About the Speaker

Gloria Chang Wani-ki

張韻琪  綠色和平 項目經理
張韻琪於2003年加入綠色和平,負責策劃與開展氣候變化的項目。自2004年開始,張小姐與其團隊就氣候變化推動不同層面的工作,包括政策倡議、減少燃煤、發展可再生能源的工作,以及舉辦眾多的社區參與活動。張小姐現為綠色和平香港與珠三角地區項目部的項目經理,負責統籌三大項目,以推動南中國發展潔淨能源、安全食物和消除有毒有害物質污染。

 

張小姐2000年畢業於香港大學社會科學學院,主修政治;其後赴英國倫敦經濟及政治學院,修讀發展研究碩士課程。張小姐於2000年擔任香港大學學生會會長,2003年至2004年參與主持香港電台年青人時事節目,現為本地報章AM730的專欄作家。

 

Ms Gloria Chang Wan Ki, Campaign Manager, Greenpeace East Asia, HK
Ms Chang joined Greenpeace in 2003 and had been leading the Climate Change campaign in Hong Kong which consisted of promoting energy solutions and energy efficiency to provide sustainable development for all. She kicked off the team in 2004 and had worked on policy advocacy, anti-coal issues, energy revolution programs as well as community engagement activities. She is now the campaign manager for the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta regional campaign team, coordinating 3 main projects related to sustainable energy future, safe food system and zero hazardous chemicals discharge for the Southern China region.

 

Ms Chang graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2000, with a Bachelor in Social Science, Major in Political Science and then went to United Kingdom to pursue her Master in Development Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002. She was the President of Hong Kong University Students’ Union (2000) and the host of a popular radio program on current affairs in 2003 – 2004. She is now a column writer for HK newspaper AM730.