Environmental Resources Centre (ERC)
The ERC was opened on 2 December 1993. The Centre is located in the heart of busy Wan Chai and is housed in an 85-year old "recycled" building which once served as Hong Kong's oldest post office. It is one element of the government's effort in building up an environmentally aware and well-informed community in Hong Kong -- an essential first step in developing an improved environmental ethic within the community.
Services and Facilities of ERC:
Open to Public
During opening hours, visitors are welcome to walk in and use the facilities in the centre free of charge.
Guided group visits for schools and community organizations through advance booking.
Leaflets and publications from the government, Environmental Campaign Committee, green groups and other related organizations are available.
About 2,000 books, a collection of videos, sound-slide programmes and CD-ROMs on global and local environmental issues.
A television with video cassette recorder, a ring-master sound-slide projector and a laser disc player are available for displaying materials.
A multimedia computer facility to browse the latest CD-ROMs about the environment. These CD-ROMS will be introduced regularly to the visitors.
Information on various local green funds.
Touch Screen Environmental Information System
A touch screen Environmental Information System with information on :
Global environmental situation;
Local environmental situation;
Environmental protection in Hong Kong;
Non-government organizations in environmental protection;
What you can do to save the environment; and
Display Panels and Models
Introduction to Environmental Resource Centres, Visitors Centre and Environmental Protection Department;
The 3-Rs Principles;
Global Environmental Crises;
Waste-into-art prize-winning entries;
Environmental Quiz Challenge; and
Wastes Recycling Column.
A recycled brick wall, made from bricks of the old Post Office structure and an old stone grind are used to form part of a mini waterfall;
8 Hong Kong animals, including barking deer, egret, eagle, frog, butterfly, monkey, carp and turtle are engraved in bronze on pillars of the environmental garden.
Environmental Activities Corner
Environmental activities organized by the government, Environmental Campaign Committee, green groups, community groups, professional bodies and schools in Hong Kong.