22 April : Anti Reclamation Demonstration

Date: 22nd April 2012 (Earth Day)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Route: From (Old) Legislative Council Building [Jackson Road, Central]  To   Tamar Central Government Complex
Dress Code: Blue or Light Blue

Our concern:
There are various activities all over the world promoting and advocating environmental protection on 22nd April (Earth Day) every year. Currently in Hong Kong, there are serious threats towards our ocean. The government proposed to have reclamation for land reserve. Suggested sites include Castle Peak Bay, Cheung Chau, Wu Kai Sha, Tolo Harbour and Tseung Kwan O, etc.

Reclamation causes irreversible damage to ecology and marine landscape. It should be regarded as a last resort instead of a readily choice. Our government should first have population control policy and also address the problem of private buildings being developed as or promoted as high price luxurious buildings.

Moreover, the government proposed to have reclamation for the construction of the 3rd runway, which is of the size of 650 hectares, at the North Lamma; while another proposed reclamation for a mega-incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau.

If you love marine life, appreciate the invaluable ocean, and think that it should not be filled with concrete and construction wastes, please come and join us on 22nd April – Anti Reclamation Demonstration!