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Ronan Keating backs Sabah eco-project
Irish pop star Ronan Keating has offered to become an ambassador for a campaign to protect endangered giant clams and restore coral reefs off the coast of Sabah. The former Boyzone member made the offer during an appearance at the Gayana Eco Resort.
During his trip to Sabah, Keating also performed at Gaya’s sister resort Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, which hosted a public beach party on 22 April attended by 1,500 people.
“It’s nice to be asked to do this, to be involved, and maybe this is something I can be an ambassador for,” Keating said. “Sting has the rainforest; maybe I have the giant clams.”
The events were held to mark the end of the resort’s Marine Awareness Month’, and celebrated the return to the wild of revived coral and hand-reared juvenile giant clams.
HKIA pledges to be world’s greenest airport
The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and 40 of its business partners have pledged to make Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) the world’s greenest airport. Following a reported 10% reduction in carbon emissions in 2011, HKIA’s said it is on track to achieve a 25% cut in carbon by 2015, compared to 2008 levels.
Green initiatives include the installation of LED lighting, improved chiller systems, introducing more energy- efficient vehicles and launching green educational programmes.
AAHK will complete the replacement of more than 100,000 light bulbs with LEDs by the end of 2014, and all new cars in the Airport Restricted Area (ARA) must be electric from mid-2017. AAHK will also invest HK$40 million (£3.2m) to install more charging stations around the airport.