Friends of the Earth (HK)
Mei Ng is a veteran volunteer for environmental charity organization Friends of the Earth (HK) for over 28 years – 14 years as FoE (HK)’s non-salaried executive director between 1993 and 2006, and 14 years as Board of Governor since 2006 to present.
In the past 28 years, Mei had been involved in championing both Hong Kong and China’s environmental sustainability. On the home ground, monitoring Hong Kong’s environmental policies, advocating polluter-pay-principle, mobilizing public participation and promoting corporate environmental responsibility and accountability.
Across the border, Mei offered vision and leadership to steer FoE (HK)’s China mission since 1992, raising China’s nationwide green awareness, sowing green seeds, inspiring grassroot activism, incubating youth green leaders, and capacity building NGOs to actualize Do-it-Yourself environmentalism. She has contributed to China’s green awakening through grassroot empowerment, particularly women folks, budding green groups and university youth.
A tireless sustainability pathfinder and a selfless evergreen volunteer, Mei was awarded the United Nations “Global 500 Laureate” in 2000. In the same year, she was appointed “China Environment Envoy” by China’s National Environment Bureau. She received the Hong Kong SAR Bronze Bauhinia Medal in 2003.
About Friends of the Earth (HK)
Friends of the Earth (HK) was established in 1983 as a charitable organisation. It is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent green groups, with a vision to promote “a healthy and sustainable environment for all”. As a leading environmental advocate, FoE (HK) focuses on protecting our local and regional environment; offers equitable solutions to help create environmentally sustainable public policies, business practices and community lifestyles; and engages government, business and community to act responsibly.