Take a walk to see how the earth can cool down!
We all know forest plays an essential in curbing global warming. A recent research1 found that around 0.9 billion hectares (2an area of the size of the US!!) of land worldwide would be suitable for forest restoration, which could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions.
During the Eco-Hike, leading teacher, Prof. Kwai-cheong Chau, will discuss the health effects of forests to our planet and us; the relationship between forests and climate change; and nature conservation in HK. If you want to know what can we, humans, do in saving our own planet, join us for a walk to see the magic of forests!
1. Can forests fight climate change?
2. Forest ecosystem services essential to the survival of human beings
3. What can we learn from forests?
Date: 15th September (Sun)
Time: 9:00am – 2:00 pm
Location: Blue Route, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve (Length: 4.6km)
Meeting Point: College Gallery (8:50am); University MTR Station (9:00am)
P.E. score: 4 points
Free of Charge (HK$50 refundable deposit)
Quota: 40 (first-come-first-served)
Language: Cantonese (supplemented by English)
Transport: coach service between CUHK & Tai Po Kau
Dress-code: hiking wear and long sleeves
Leading teacher: Prof. Kwai Cheong CHAU (Chairperson, Campus Environment Committee; Department of Geography and Resource Management)
Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=7823701 ( deadline: 5:30pm, 10th Sep (Tue))
Deposit submission deadline: 5:30pm, 10th Sep 2019 (Tue)
Enquiry: Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org / 39439768)
**Please prepare drinking water and snacks
1https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6448/76 (DOI: 10.1126/science.aax0848)