Campus Health and Safety
December 2011
HKUST Eco Park
Representatives from the government departments, Sai Kung District Council, NGOS, schools and HKUST planting a tree to signify the opening of the HKUST Eco Park on 8 September 2011.

The HKUST Eco Park has already opened in September 2011. The Park, located at Wan O Road of Tseung Kwan O district near the MTR LOHAS Park Station, covers an area of over 3,000 square meters. Colleagues from Division of Life Science (LIFS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CIVL), Facilities Management Office (FMO) and Health, Safety and Environment Office (HSEO) commit themselves fully to the development of the first multi-purpose Eco Park in Hong Kong.

The Park aims at promoting environmental sustainability from a wide perspective through research and educational activities. Currently, colleagues of LIFS cultivate multi-functional plants from Southern China region, including species for ornamental, medicinal, ecological and food purposes. Staff members, students, residents and school students from local community have joined the organic farming activity in the Park managed by HSEO. CIVL is conducting research on green slope development, and MECH is studying renewable energy (solar and wind) for electricity supply in the Park.

All HKUST members are very welcome to visit the Park. Recruitment of organic farmers for the Park will be held every 3 months. The first batch of participants has already started their farming in August. Through practical work, participants can experience a natural way of living, and enjoy the organic vegetables and fruits they grow. HSEO will send e-mails to all staff and students in due course to announce future recruitment exercise. All of you are welcome to join!

HKUST members farming on the organic farm in eco park.
Our Gardener, Mr Wan, giving practical training session to participants.