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Environmental Fashion Show to Be Held in HK
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The government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will launch a fashion show in June to mark World Environment Day 2007 and promote dressing-down in the workplace, said the HKSAR government on Tuesday.

The Information Services Department of HKSAR government said Chief Executive Donald Tsang will officiate at the show, named Cool Biz Fashion Show, with senior officials, business representatives and consulate-generals.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Department and the Environmental Campaign Committee will work with the 18 district councils to appeal to the public to dress-down at work and conserve energy.

The slogan for World Environment Day 2007 is "Melting Ice: a Hot Topic?", which focuses on the effects of climate change on polar ecosystems and communities, and the ensuing consequences around the world. To echo this global theme, Clean Air is set as the local theme to promote energy saving and dressing-down in the workplace.

In Hong Kong, one billion units of electricity can be saved yearly if the air-conditioned room temperature is set three degrees Celsius higher in all air-conditioned premises. Emission of carbon dioxide will be cut by 700,000 tons, sulfur dioxide 2, 400 tons, nitrogen oxides 1,200 tons and respirable suspended particulates 100 tons.
(Xinhua News Agency May 30, 2007)

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