Fund raising event to support Hong Kong youngsters to obtain professional basketball training

On this very hot day over the long mid-autumn weekend, the ANEWR team was enjoying the basketball games with other caring enterprises in Hong Kong to raise funds for the youngsters.

Organised by the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, this all day long event was held at their Wu Kai Sha camp site by the sea. ANEWR was very pleased to have the opportunity to get to know other sports friendly companies. Of course, it was very exiting to play games at this Hong Kong’s first standard 3×3 basketball court. Special thanks to the home grown referee who has been involved in the previous Olympic Games.

Friendship first, as always. Though, it is still even more encouraging for the team to have won the silver trophy and the highest scoring award. Look forward to participating in this kind of events in the future.

By the way, the team has designed these two sets of outfits. Do you like them too?

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Why The Ocean Matters – World Ocean Day on 8 June

The recent COVID-19 social distancing restriction relaxation releases people to go out. Beaches, seaside and even underwater are where wanted by people for breathing fresh air. When we enjoy the places like this, have we ever thought about how we treat and should treat these spots?

The COVID-19 Aftermath

Gary Stokes from OceansAsia have found dozens of masks washed up on this beach and others around Hong Kong on every subsequent visit. While this problem was first noticed in Hong Kong, it is an international issue: divers have found face masks on the seabed while on clean-ups near Côte d’Azur, France; over 300 discarded gloves and face masks were seen and photographed around Southampton in the U.K. over four days by a British photographer, and it’s not hard to find masks littering the streets of most major cities. And more stories keep coming out regarding PPE littering towns across the globe.

Ocean Debris – It Has Happened Long Before COVID-19

Not only did the researcher find the problem, Harry Chan, the 2020 HKSAR Honours and Awards Medal of Honour (M.H.) in recognition of dedicated community service and contribution to the promotion of environment and conservation education, has been discovering the ocean trash issues since these five to ten years. Some ghost nets he had handled were huge – this size was about two ferries. Some ghost nets are as large as a basketball court. Those nets piled up. You’d find the coral covered by the ghost net, whitening by looking close. It causes them to lack sunlight exposure. Worse still, ghost nets could trap coral reef fish. Imagine how the divers feel if they get trapped by a ghost net. Ghost nets pose a danger to divers.

If the underwater ghost city formed by the abandoned ghost net scares you off a certain way, let’s see what’s amusing revealed Hidy Yu, the entertainer and the ocean clean-up leader, picks up from the water. “Other than ghost nets, which I have seen a lot underwater, I have organised shoreline clean-up—a lot of rubbish. Such as construction waste, medical waste, expired food, and animal bodies. You name it: Mahjong, broom, air conditioner, typical plastic bottles, beer cans, soft drink cans, plastic bags, and masks. The weirdest rubbish I have ever seen is Guan Yu’s figurine, which was thrown into the sea. I asked my buddy if we wanted to take it. My buddy nodded. So we picked it up. “said Hidy.

Let’s Give The Ocean Our Hands

Though you may not be able to dive like Hidy, nor explore the ocean like a fish, be citizen scientists to help the sea. It is simple – use your mobile phone camera to photoshoot what you have discovered and share it with reputable scientists and organisations. Please enable them to take a deeper look at the issue. It is already helping the ocean. Jamie Piyada Monmaneerat, the Project Leader of Manta Trust (Thailand), wants to educate people on the direction of being global citizens by realising how much impact people can leave on destroying the ocean ecosystem: “We impact these animals when inserting ourselves into the ocean that’s not our natural habitat. It’s theirs. It’s your choice to choose how much negative impact you want to leave. Try to reduce that to as minimum as possible, starting with choosing the right sunscreen before going into the ocean. Make sure they’re not full of chemicals and going to damage the coral reefs. As simple as that, be more mindful of what we are doing. Be more mindful that we are going into becoming a guest at another person’s house. Behave.”

“On land, it’s easier for us to conduct conservation because we see the trash. We believe there is no trash in the ocean as we cannot see them. Remember, nowadays, the sea has become our garbage pitch. “Sharon Kwok, the Director of Aquameridian Conservation & Education, added. 

Marine Creatures Living Among Us

Be reminded that some marine creatures are not lively as fish; it does not mean they are lifeless. “Most people, especially those not living in the coastal areas and going into the sea, think they are rocks, but corals are animals. An indication that corals are animals is that they need sunlight to survive. Night divers observe another indicator. During the daytime, what is seen as just stumps of some coral stones that when during night time they start to bloom into some beautiful flowers.” Explained by William Restauro Villaver, a marine biologist from the Philippines.

We have different ways to appreciate marine creatures. But first, we should maintain their lives balance for us to enjoy. One of the fish crisis indicators suggested by Stan Shea, a marine ecologist from Bloom Association H.K., is the size of the fish we catch today compared with the old days. In the same fishing competition held in the U.S., the winner caught the fish weighing around 20 kg in 1956. In 1980, the biggest fish caught in the competition was 9kg. In 2007, it was 2.3kg. The change is not merely the fish size but also the fish categories. This is a phenomenon around the world. 

We should understand marine creatures have functional stands in the ocean ecosystem. For example, “Humphead Wrasses are one of the few species that eat coral-attack Crown-of-thorns starfish. In other words, they can protect coral reefs. At the same time, the fearful sharks have an impact that does so much for our ocean. They keep the sea clean. They manage the balance of the ecosystem. They control the fish population. They like to go after the weak and sick fish, so the sharks are cleaners, and that’s important. “unveiled by Hau Cheuk Yu Loby, PhD in Marine Ecology of The University Of Hong Kong, and Andrea Richey, Executive Director of H.K. Shark Foundation.

Thoughts

How many times have you travelled for water? Natural as the ocean may seem, there is no such thing in the world that we can take for granted. Grateful or ungrateful? Ocean conservation leaders help us be aware of the hidden issues and drive us to be good global citizens. If there is no such problem, would there have been the coming up of these leaders mentioned above?

Explore “Why The Ocean Matters” For Free Of Charge

To commemorate World Ocean Days on 8 June, Matters Academy (https://www.matters.academy/) has created a “Why The Ocean Matters” booklet by inviting the ocean leaders, activists, and researchers for an interview or webinar to tell people about the ocean issues. We leverage these resources to create “Why The Ocean Matters” to spread awareness. Let’s find out more in Matters Academy’s  “Why The Ocean Matters” Booklet.

Special thanks to: Ascent Partners Group Limited, ANewR Consulting Limited, Aquameridian Conservation & Education, Bloom Association HK, Brianstorm Content & Brandstorm Communications, Chinese YMCA College, Chong Gene Hang College, Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School, DEVE, Diving Adventure, ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School, Environment Bureau of HKSARG, ESRI China (HK) Limited, Gertrude Simon Lutheran College, Greeners Action, Harrow International School, Hong Kong Apparel Society Limited, Hong Kong Shark Foundation, Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Tuen Mun), Malvern College Hong Kong, NEFIN GROUP, OceansAsia, Secure Information Disposal Services Limited, Thailand Manta Project, The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College, WIT Holdings Limited, Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School, & Matters Academy Speakers

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Matters Academy’s objective is to promote, encourage, and enable learning for individuals better to understand sustainability, technology, and other subjects, offering calibre practitioner-perspective courses and lessons through a balanced and comprehensive curriculum, primarily concerned with providing quality education on sustainability. Other future topics to learners (ranging from youth to professionals), facilitating the growth and progression of sustainability-knowledgeable talents and helping them explore the career opportunities in the industry.

Contact:

Tel – +852 31631570/+852 2618 2836

Email – learn@Matters.Academy/racheltang@esgmatters.hk

Website – www.matters.academy

Link to view digital booklet:

1) CHI – https://www.slideshare.net/ANewR/why-the-ocean-matters

2) ENG – https://www.slideshare.net/ANewR/why-the-ocean-matters-251920597

The StoryMap link:

1) CHI – https://arcg.is/1T4rCb

2) ENG – https://arcg.is/iaKXL

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Which 4D Virtual Reality Classroom features can you utilise in your training program? (Infographics)

Innovation is everywhere now. It is about the new way of accomplishing a goal. We’re inspired to utilise the merits of 4D VR technology to facilitate environmental training, which is unlike typical classroom training. Check with us for the demo at info@anewr.com.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Work-from-home notice

For the health and safety issue during the current Covid-19 situation, we will work from home from 8 Feb 2022 until further notice. We are still in touch through email info@anewr.com and by phone at 852 2618 2831. Stay safe and be healthy.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: 
https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday NewerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

COP26 illustrates ESG infiltrating to different sectors and functional units

In 2021, we have advancement in incorporating ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance – with the working function sector.

The COP26 UN Climate Summit, the negotiations calling to “keep 1.5C alive”, achieves International Standard For Sustainability.

According to the GOV.UK, COP26’s effort attaining sustainable event had reached the ISO20121 international standard. The ISO20121 certificate awards the organisation that sets out the requirements to establish, maintain, and continually improve an event sustainability management system.

COP26 President Alok Sharma told:
“Sustainability was at the core of COP26, and I am proud that the UK has added yet another impressive standard of environmental compliance to the event with the ISO2021 certification. To build on our work with ISO20121, COP26 will also be a carbon-neutral event and become the first COP to have achieved PAS2060 validation on carbon neutrality. This will make good on our priority to reduce and avoid emissions at the highest level.”

How did COP26 demonstrate that they minimise potential adverse environmental impacts on communities and the local economy and maximise the positive effects?

The green event measures taken at COP26 are(extracted at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cop26-achieves-international-standard-for-sustainability):

1) Prioritising low carbon alternative energy sources such as electric and low emission vehicles, solar energy for temporary traffic lights and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in generators instead of diesel.
2) Prioritising sustainability by including explicit requirements in our supplier procurements and with partners.
3) Encouraging delegates to use active travel such as walking and cycling or public transport where possible.
4) Catering prioritises locally sourced, healthy, and in-season food items to minimise mileage for transportation and support local business.
5) Working with our hygiene partners, we supplied PPE that was sustainable, washable, and included filters to follow local COVID regulations and deliver a safe COP26.
6) Repurposing the furniture, which Ikea UK provided to furnish the conference, will involve working closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure the furniture is given a second life at charity organisations and local community projects across the city. Other legacy examples include distributing the conference carpets in the temporary structures to low-income families, sending MDF sheets and cotton roof panels from the Hydro installations to wood recycling and men’s shed projects in the city and turning the hundreds of metres of black-backed fabric graphics into bags, pencil cases, laptop bags, and boxes.
7) Employing local people for specific event roles.
8) Prioritising leaving a legacy in the events industry by hosting industry-wide workshops on improving standards and best practice for future events.

Leaving a positive legacy is one of the COP26 seven Sustainability Governing Principles. Practising the green event reflects the organisation culture with real action. Imagine (or you have probably seen it) you seeing the claimed green event with plastic bottle water provided for the event guests. Unquestionably, you would doubt how “green” the organisational culture is at the first glimpse.

It is also seen in real-world cases – the 2015 VW diesel emission scandal, the 2018 Starbucks’ “nitro lid” containing more plastic material than the previous lid and straw combined, and deceptive labelling and labour practices cases in the cocoa and chocolate industry. Caroline Sapriel, the founder of the global consultancy, once said: “A number of high profile cases related to false sustainability claims calls into question whether organisations are making genuine commitments.” It is always the matter of the cultural root of the governance towards sustainability.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

When inevitable, how do we do to tackle the noise issue affecting us?

Years ago, ANewR had received a call: “We know we are noisy, it is inevitable. We still want to reduce the noise impact, but we do not know who is the most severe noise generator. We are puzzled.”

Photo above: How would you feel you live nearby? What should the authority do for the neighbourhood?

ANewR told the client: “Noise monitoring is our strength. We have everything here to support. Let us help you.”

Let’s look back: Over the past few years, ANewR has set up the 24-hour noise monitoring system and stations. We have been in charge of the noise monitoring operation and management.

The monitoring approach adopted was scientific; it validated all the reporting and the recommendation to identify the noise impact on our client’s surrounding areas.

Another merit given to the approach was that applying systematic monitoring already ensured compliance with international standards.

Our noise monitoring management process is based on flexibility, and it works. An improved IT infrastructure is supposed to make a quick response to the incident.

In case of the connection failure, the system automatically reconnected to the fixed aviation noise monitoring station and generally operated after a few hours, or resumed regular operation after ANewR reaching to restart the sound level meter short period.

Why do our clients stick with us? Because they can trust in our work. That’s why ANewR has been endeavoring for quality service and IT measure development.

ANewR encourages our clients and staff to find the potential for improvements and innovations.

ANewR is happy about our trustworthy cooperation during the past few years – and the new collaboration will come. Let’s tackle the difficulties together!

Video – When inevitable, how do we do to tackle the noise issue affecting us?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJxUtcEqIH8&t=2s

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

Why environmental monitoring matters and how to collaborate

Download our Intelligent Schooling Scheme (https://anewrhk.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/intelligent-schooling-proposal.pdf)

Human rights are highly evaluated by the watchdog in contemporary society – freedom of thought and expression, education. We do not doubt that we should safeguard our rights.

Human rights can interact with other disciplines. Dates back to the 1970s, the Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment – Principle 1 of the Declaration writes, “Man has the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well- being, and he bears a solemn responsibility to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations”.

For the world economy, that statement implies the environmental protection cost; it also deduces the environmental business opportunity. Let’s explore what opportunity that human rights associated with ecological protection bring to you. Remember the Universal Declaration of Human Rights #30 – No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.

Environmental health is about the relationship between people and their environment, human health and wellbeing, healthy and safe communities. Social initiatives can be treated professionally, scientifically.

And, we should. Importantly, our next- generation leader can learn about the environment scientifically.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

SET UP A MINI ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING STATION AT SCHOOL FOR A YEAR:

  • Noise monitoring station
  • Dust monitroing station
  • Weather monitoring station

WITH CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL MONITORING EQUIPMENT AND A DASHBOARD.

GAME ON TO FURTHER DEVELOP CREATIVITY

A MINI COMPETITION TO UTILISE A NOISE ABSORPTION MATERIAL WITH AESTHETICS IN MIND

  • Identify the noise spot at school
  • Test the noise mitigation measures suggested by the experts
  • Design an aesthetic noise control product to mitigate the noise condition

Collaboration – Corperate level

The Intelligent Schooling program meets the following targets that corporate wants to achieve in social matters:

1) Human rights;
2) ESG Reporting;
4) Corporate Social Responsibility;
5) Sponsorship to support local environmental education toward the built environment.

Ways to support:

1) Promote the Matters Academy’s ASA ESEA Acoustics Masters Lecture among staff, e.g., through the intranet, internal sharing via email, and through the external communication channel, e.g., corporate website;
2) Sponsorship of environmental monitoring devices – noise, dust, and weather station – and the dashboard;
3) Sponsorship of guidance to student participants and notes, and be the jury;
4) Sponsorship of competition material cost and the winner prize;
5) Corporate support through full sponsorship can nominate a target beneficiaries group (Participants with, e.g., disabilities may not be facilitated due to facilities capacity);
6) Corporate support program through sponsorship can name the event.

Collaboration – School level

The Intelligent Schooling program meets the following targets that school wants to achieve in social matters:

1) Human rights of having a pleasant learning environment of their own;
2) Understanding of the built environment;
4) Learning the contemporary environmental monitoring measures and way of data analysis;
5) Learning to assess the environment;
6) Be knowledgeable about their environment;
7) Expanding students’ horizons about living environment.

Ways to support:

1) Promote the Matters Academy’s ASA ESEA Acoustics Masters Lecture among teachers, students, parents, and schools;
2) Participate in mini environmental monitoring station program;
3) Encourage the students to join the action and the mini-competition.

Contact us for more at info@anewr.com.

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer
, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

How to monitor vulnerable venue to disruptive events

Photos above: ANewR’s d-noise platform (Demo)

Hospital is a compassionate venue. The operating rooms, procedure rooms, equipment are valuable and, at the same time, vulnerable to disruptive events. The vibration-sensitive machinery has a restricted floor vibration limit to maintain the proper equipment operation. In broad scope, ISO 4866: 2010 ‘Mechanical vibration and shock — Vibration of fixed structures — Guidelines for the measurement of vibrations and evaluation of their effects on structures’ issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has provided a classification of buildings according to their probable reaction to mechanical vibration transmitted by the ground. There are acceptable rms acceleration and velocity specified for each project’s flooring system’s practical uses to be more specific.

A Hospital in Hong Kong has realised the potential consequences. The Hospital has made a move to a decisive, proactive approach to preventing bad things from happening. ANewR has engaged in partaking in the job.

Estimated to serve 1,455,100 population in the concerned communities in 2026, Hospital has the complete redevelopment plan of managing the nearby areas for expansion with the extra community health centre and ambulatory centre. The subsequent decant arrangement indicates the Hospital will launch construction and demolition operations; meanwhile, the Hospital is in service to the general public. Unavoidably, the construction and demolition work will trigger all sorts of environmental impacts, including vibration. A high-precision and high-sensitive vibration monitoring device and wireless system with a one-second real-time monitoring platform are needed to assist the hospital staff in warranting the machines’ vibration effect.

To commence the project, ANewR has placed twenty sets of vibration monitoring systems in the Hospital. Each with a high-precision device detecting one micrometer per second. The device is highly reliable without losing data in operation. The placement points are based on a notable criterion – near a susceptible medical device in the critical medical room. On the other hand, the hospital staff and work-related staff are authorized to receive the notification through SMS and email when the vibration level has reached the pre-set warning limits. The verification warning procedure pre-sets 3A levels – Alert, Alarm, and Action, which will be triggered in real-time. Considering the vibration impact triggered at different locations, ANewR has created an adaptive d-noise monitoring platform to let the admin user group several placement points into one location group. The system is intelligent in facilitating different warning combinations in a location group. The admin user has been granted the flexibility in grouping the device placement point with the placement points at other locations relatively far away from the site to cross-check the vibration level. When all placement points in one location group all detect exceeding the pre-set limit, it will set off the notification warning. The locational map of each device placement points attached on the same page of real-time vibration location empowers the staff to identify the placement points without question.

ANewR’s d-noise platform supports the designated staff to fully access the system as a login user to view the monitored status and figures. The login user has been given the right to generate reports with classified information – vibration data, vibration exceedance data, hourly news, and weekly report. Continuous monitoring of the performance can never be more straightforward.

The 24/7 monitoring system, a web-based d-noise platform, 4G transmission, and real-time warning have caused the monitoring task hustle-free. A remote monitoring system supported by a user-friendly platform empowers authorised users to pay attention to the status through a spectrum of web-enabled gadgets, including smartphones and tablets. This unattended live-to-web monitoring can critically reshape life-and-death circumstances. 

Video – How does the hospital’s vibration monitoring work?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKYhPu58-uc

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website:
https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)

How can we manage sick tree better?

Photos above: Dante tree management system

Metropolitan, like Hong Kong, has incorporated environmental city design, proposing life in harmony with nature. While celebrating such a green city movement, ANewR’s client – one of the mass transport providers, has made a great move to manage the interplay with nature.

There are over a million trees in Hong Kong. In 2008, a one-hundred-year-old valuable tree failed and killed a teen. In 2014, a fallen tree hit a pregnant woman. In 2018, a domestic helper was killed by a decaying four-metre-long branch that weighed 30kg. When trees get sick, the signs of their unhealthiness pose threats to city dwellers. The potential risk is why we need tree management. Alerted by real-world tragedies, ANewR has worked with Client to develop a Dante tree system to avoid the catastrophe. 

ANewR’s Dante tree management system allows arborist and project staff to maintain the record of trees attentive care adjacent to the new transportation development crossing seven districts of the total distance seventeen kilometers. It is highly strategic for corporations to manage the knowledge of arboriculture. Regularly reading the tree health condition notices the arborists the tree survival rate and opens up the risk tree identification. It is particularly useful when the tree has to be relocated for preservation reasons. The arborist will have to keep track of the tree condition, whether the tree grows well or not in the relocated environment. If the tree is unable to adapt to the new living environment, the tree may defect. The arborist should follow up with a Tree risk assessment. 

Upkeeping the high survival rate minimises jeopardies and associated misfortunes. Speeding up diagnosis reduces costs and time. Client’s tree management performance is outstanding – 90% of tree survival rate, 0% fatal accident, 100% response rate to the public inquiries within twenty-four hours. The Dante tree management system’s adoption is not merely a modernised management system but also a way to conserve our trees and save human lives.

It is meriting maintaining trees in healthy conditions. Trees supply oxygen, which allows us to breathe to survive; trees grab to avoid landslides. Trees are home to wildlife and can be our food sources. Trees cannot speak nor walk. When we interact with the trees in city life, trees depend on us to care for them and provide them a safe, healthy environment to grow and live. 

Video – Sick tree can be saved. How?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2BaCt9Yi94

By: ANewR Consulting Limited, a digital environmental consultant headquartered in Hong Kong since 2008. Our expertise has grown into the context of air and water qualities, noise, green building, waste management, and remediation. With extensive know-how in environmental planning and assessment, feasibility study and policy review, ecological design, monitoring, and audit (EM&A), ANewR has matured to be a leading management consultancy. Standing in the digital transformation reign, ANewR has participated in various environmental digital projects – interactive 3D visualisation, immersive automation virtual environment, Virtual reality, automation system, and monitoring platforms.
(Website: https://anewr.com, LinkedIn: ANewR Consulting Group, Twitter: ANewR – Everyday Newer,
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpvmxnR9hbNxytSfBdfV8Q/videos)