Mr. David Yeung is the co-founder of Green Monday, a non-profit social enterprise that is committed to encourage healthy and environmental-friendly living in Hong Kong. It starts with promoting meat-free diet on Monday and encourages corporations to go green within the business scope. Mr. Yeung has been a vegetarian for 12 years.
Mr. Yeung is a columnist on East Week, Metro Newspaper, Buddhist Compassion, and the author of his book《棟篤禪》. He is also host of a program on Metro Radio, has given talks at numerous organizations and academic institutions. Mr. Yeung is the winner of Roadshow “Eco Stars Award 2012” and has been selected by Baccarat magazine as one of the 45 young leaders who are making a difference in Hong Kong.
Mr. Yeung is a Director of Hong Kong Aids Foundation and Hong Kong Buddhist Association. On the business side, Mr. Yeung operates his own investment and retail businesses.
Francis Ngai is the founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong the first
non-profit venture philanthropy organization dedicated to support and nature social innovtion in Hong Kong since 2007. Portfolio social enterprises include Diamond Cab, Dialogue in the Dark, Concert in the Dark, Green Monday, LightBe affordable housing, and Playtao Education etc.
Prior to this, Francis was Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate. He is now also a visiting lecturer at university, a column writer, member of a few government advisory bodies and board member of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network. As a running veteran, he finished North Pole Marathon 2013 and an ultra-marathon challenge of 250km race at Gobi desert in 2012.
He obtained a bachelor degree from City University of Hong Kong and was awarded as honorary Fellow in 2013. He was selected as Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong 2011 and Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum 2012.
Ms. Janis Chan is the Vice President of Public Relations Division in an investment company. She is active in hosting TV program and being the spokesperson. Ms. Chan has been to Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Paris and Milan Fashion Week for onsite reporting when she was an anchor.
Ms. Chan joined as one of the ambassador when Green Monday was newly established. After witnessing the melting of glacier in the honeymoon trip to Iceland in 2012, she decided do more to promote green living style and became the Executive Director of Green Monday.
Executive Committee Member
As an executive committee of “Green Monday”, Ms. Juliana Lam has been contributing a lot to the environmental friendly activities. She is the Managing Director of AML Group Holdings Limited, Hong Kong and also the Director of Union Commercial Bank plc, Cambodia. AML Group Ltd. was set up for half a century, a world leading OEM manufacturer of gloves, leather and winter accessories for most of the top brand in the industry, it operates more than 20 factories facilities in China and South East Asia countries. Its facilities have been awarded by many global environmental organizations, as well as from the Hong Kong and China government. She is also the Director of the Union Commercial Bank in Cambodia.
Juliana undergraduated from University of Toronto, Canada, majoring in Economics, and obtained an EMBA of Richard Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has been awarded as the “Top 10 Entrepreneur of tomorrow of 2010” by Capital Entrepreneur Magazine. Same year, she has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Software College of Minjiang University, China. In 2012, Juliana has just been elected to be the top 100 women’s entrepreneur in China.
She is active in the community and social service. She is the Council Member of the Better Hong Kong Foundation, the Director of the Parenting Forum and the Co-Chairlady of the Earth Pulse Foundation. She also contributes greatly to HKYWCA’s anti-drug activities and the New Start Program by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital chain and other social and charity organizations. She is proud to be one of the core team member of the Green Monday.
Green Ambassadors & Supporters
|Alvina Chan Founder of Alvina Cookery
After spending 7 years on Wall Street, Alvina attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris and achieved remarkable results, obtaining 1st in French Cuisine with "Mention Bien" (Distinction). Given her positive influence in food culture through various media, she is now the first disciple of Willie Mark, an internationally recognized food critic. Author of 2 books: "Banquets for the Soul" & "Alone in Paris - Transforming Perspectives in the World's Most Famous Culinary School." Crrent works include: Culinary TV host for TVB and Creation TV, Columnist, Culinary Instructor at Towngas Cooking Centre, etc.
Alvina's culinary aim is to simplify recipes perceived to be difficult, such that even professionals can find time to lead a green diet and lifestyle.
Never throw away the pit from an avocado. You can actually use the pit as a massage ball to relax your muscles and to enhance blood circulation!
|Bernard Chan Honorary Advisor Social Ventures Hong Kong
Bernard Chan is a deputy to the National People's Congress and a former member both of Hong Kong's Executive and Legislative Councils. A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Holdings and Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings and the Council for Sustainable Development. He is chairman of the Lingnan University Council, vice chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and deputy chairman of the Oxfam Hong Kong. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong - Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank, Hong Kong Branch.
I've not been eating red meat for the past 20 years and I still feel great! But do it slow, start with one day of the week.
|Grassroots Pantry’s resident cook, Peggy Chan, has maintained a healthy lifestyle through eating nutritious, plant-based foods for over 10 years. As a result of her travels and an absolute eagerness to learn from different cultures, she has learnt to put her own meatless spin to authentic dishes. Originally trained in French cuisine, Peggy graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute in Ottawa, Canada, and later obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management in Switzerland. Throughout the past decade, Peggy has worked in numerous outstanding restaurants and hotels including Brunoise in Montreal, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, and The Peninsula Tokyo.
Today, she is passionate about sharing her experiences, and is an avid sustainable agriculture advocate dedicated to sharing truth and knowledge of today’s food system with the community.
Be a conscious consumer - don't buy things you don't need. And make time to be alone, because those solitary moments help inspire originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness, and ensure you maintain the ability to freely and honestly create.
|Vennes Cheng TV Producer
Work in TV industry for more than a decade, love yoga, love green and love the world.
Practicing green Monday, and trying to eat green in the rest of the week.
Think twice before any kinds of consumption.
Frequent home tidy-up, so we will know that we have abundance and no need to buy new stuffs
|Charmaine Cheung Executive Chef of Superlife Culture Club
Teaching classes on how to use the best seasonal ingredients to create innovative dishes as well as traditional recipes has become Charmaine's hallmark. Having spent her career exploring different food cultures around the world, Charmaine published "The city'super Cookbook" in 2010, which features hundreds of creative recipes and chronicles her adventures exploring the origins of dishes from the towns and villages of France and Italy.
Eating habits not only relate to our health, but also to our environment. As a gourmet, I enjoy eating and simple cooking. I love using herbs to enhance a healthy diet. Incorporate your favourite herbs in a homemade pasta sauce, salad dressing or healthy soup. And remember, steaming and stir-frying keeps food nutrition, and can also be more environmental friendly.
|Christine Loh Under Secretary for the Environment
Christine Loh is the Under Secretary for the Environment. Ms Loh is lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and a former legislator. She developed an interest in the envrionement when she first joined Friends and the Earth in the mid -1980s. Since then, she was widened and deepeded her environmental knowledge and is a leading voice in this are. She was named a Hero fo the Envionrment by TIME in 2007.
Vegetarian meals can be simple, quick and cheap. For example, mix cooked spaghetti with a table spoon of dried tomato/olive oil sauce is delicious.
|Jennifer Liu Founder of Sir Hudson International
Founder of Sir Hudson International in 6 years time, Jennifer created and developed certain brands of cusine focus: HABITU, Caffe Habitu, Caffe Habitu The Table, Harakan and Suzuki Cafe. Jennifer is recongnized as "Perfet Receipt for Success" by Classidied Post and was awarded as "2007 Distinguished CEO of the Year" by CEO Capital Magazine and the HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence Leadership in 2009.
Eat organically grown food!
Use Hybrid cars!
Recylcing kitchen organic waste!
|Stephen Wong Vice Chairman of Clear Air Network
Stephen Wong is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Masters Program of the Global Political Economy, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.
He is the Vice Chairman of the Clean Air Network (the leading NGO advocating for healthier air in Hong Kong), a member of the Budget and Allocation Committee at the Community Chest of Hong Kong, a member of the Sustainable Development Committee at the Sowers Action, and the Honorary Advisor for Social Ventures Hong Kong (a social philanthropic fund).
He is an economic columnist for Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, i-Money Magazine, Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Times, Apple Daily, the China Securities Journal, and he is the Chief Economist of the Metro Finance Radio. He is a regular guest co-host for financial programs in NOW and Cable TV.
Stephen Wong was a Managing Director and member of the Fixed Income Management Committee (Asia Pacific) at RBS. Previously, he was with UBS (London) as an Executive Director and Lehman Brothers (from 1997-2004 in London and New York) as a Director. He graduated from Yale University (M.A.) and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Vegetarian diet on Monday!
|Steven Tsoi Executive Producer & Programme Host of Metro Broadcast Corp. Ltd.
Joint the broadcast industry in 1996, Steven is now Metro Radio Executive Producer. Visited Africa and Malawi in 2009, to understand the earth's resources is by no means an inexhaustible world the other side of survival in resource-poor settings, but their smiles tell the mind to meet an understanding of "happiness" can be very simple, and now start with green diet one day a week, toward green living!
We all love to collective memories, so the collective diet, collective transport, collective entertainment, collective work and rest, is the most simple, green living!
Chiu Tsang Hei
Leung Man Tao
Annie Liu Yip
Pong Yat Ming
Nicola Cheung Young
Dr William Yu
Annie G Chan