Green Sense “Monthly Green” in June – Green Film Sharing: SAND WARS

Every house, skyscraper and glass building, every bridge, airport and sidewalk in our modern society depends on sand. We use it to manufacture optical fiber, cell phone components and computer chips. We find it in our toothpaste, powdered foods and even in our glass of wine (both the glass and the wine, as a fining agent)!

However, is sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms?  What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations? Will one day those grains of silica surrounding our daily lives become used up?

Based on encounters with sand smugglers, barefoot millionaires, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “SAND WARS” have begun.

***** Green Sense “Monthly Green” in June: Green Film Sharing – SAND WARS *****

Date: 9th June 2018 (Sat)

Time: 1:30pm to 4pm [filming screening + sharing]

Venue: Flat C, 4/F., 760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon [Lai Chi Kok MTR Station, Exit B1]

Details and seat reservation: goo.gl/forms/EXsgL7uRA7WPJT242

*Participants may gain 2.5 hours Other Learning Experiences (OLE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

* Nominated and Winner of various documentary awards
* Running Time: 74 mins, English without subtitle


Dr Samuel Hung, famous dolphin expert from Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, and Mr Roy Tam, chief executive of Green Sense, will share their view on how our city’s obsession with reclamation is indeed closely relating to this global issue of SAND, in terms of Ecology, Town Planning and Environmental Justice.