According to the United Nations, the global “Material Footprint” has increased by 70% from 2000 to 2017. Every minute, a million of plastic drinking bottles are purchased but only a few of them are being recycled. Similarly, invisible resources, such as energy and water, continue to be consumed at an alarming rate. It has come to our attention that we need to put more focus on SDG#12 - Responsible Consumption And Production, and protect limited resources by reviewing consumption patterns, including overconsumption, unequal consumption and consumer activism. SDG#12 is very important as it underpins every other Sustainable Development Goal, from Zero Poverty to Peace and Justice. It also covers all walks of life, including consumers, retails, business sectors, governments and etc.
Jockey Club Sustainable Campus Consumer Programme (the programme) was officially launched in 2021. With the funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the programme will work around three core focus areas: