Fast-paced and bustling, Hong Kong and its urbanized lifestyle produce a considerable amount of carbon dioxide. According to the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong's carbon dioxide emissions per capita are now seven tonnes per year – nearly 70% higher than international levels. It's time to slower global warming and protect the earth's precious resources!

Towngas offers you a variety of simple carbon reduction tips. We can help you easily reduce daily carbon emissions . Act now with Towngas Low Carbon Action! to help improve our environment!

Low Carbon Action!
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Low Carbon Action

Low-carbon Action

Keen to customise the most convenient green suggestions for you, we came up with three different sets of low-carbon lifestyle solutions below. The combination of items in these three menus varies slightly. In addition, we provide an ‘open-ended' menu so that you can choose one that matches your lifestyle. Join us in mapping out a green future!

Fiona's
suggestion
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Annually by 5 tones
Reduce carbon emissions
annually by
5
tonnes
Details
Weekly
Bring your own bag
1
time
Replace red meat with white meat
4
meals
Reduce your shower time by 3 minutes
7
times
Reduce your computer use
7
hours
Use flame cooking
7
meals
Turn off your TV completely - don't use standby mode for 8 hours
7
times
Bring your own water bottle
7
times
Classify and recycle A4-sized waste paper
70
sheets
Travel by public transport twice a day
7
times

Annually
Reduce T-shirt purchases
12
pieces
Difficulty level:
Low-carbon level:
Desmond's
suggestion
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Annually by 9 tonnes
Reduce carbon emissions
annually by
9
tonnes
Details
Weekly
Bring your own bag
1
time
Use local cooking ingredients
4
meals
Replace red meat with white meat
4
meals
Reduce your shower time by 5 minutes
7
times
Reduce your computer use
7
hours
Flame cooking
7
meals
Spend 2 hours less on TV games
4
times
Turn off your TV completely- don't use standby mode for 8 hours
7
times
Bring your own water bottle
1
time
Classify and recycle A4-sized waste paper
70
sheets
Travel by public transport twice a day
7
times

Annually
Reduce jacket purchases
12
pieces
Reduce T-shirt purchases
12
pieces
Plant a tree
1
tree
Reduce a long-haul journey
4
times
Difficulty level:
Low-carbon level:
Margaret & Anita's
suggestion
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Annually by 12 tonnes
Reduce carbon emissions
annually by
12
tonnes
Details
Weekly
Bring your own bag
2
times
To not consume meat
4
meals
Use local cooking ingredients
4
meals
Reduce your potato chips consumption
2
packets
Reduce your shower time by 5 minutes
7
times
Reduce your computer use
14
hours
Use flame cooking
7
meals
Spend 2 hours less on TV games
4
times
Turn off your TV completely- don't use standby mode for 8 hours
7
times
Do laundry at water temperatures below 60°C
3
times
Lower your electric thermal pot's temperature from 98°C to 60°C
7
times
Bring your own water bottle
7
times
Classify and recycle A4-sized waste paper
70
sheets
Travel by public transport twice a day
7
times

Annually
Reduce jacket purchases
12
pieces
Reduce T-shirt purchases
12
pieces
Plant a tree
1
tree
Reduce a long-haul journey
4
times
Difficulty level:
Low-carbon level:

My Carbon Footprint

Do you know your environmental impact on the planet and what your emissions are?

Complete the attached questionnaire detailing your energy consumption and carbon emission-related activities in your daily routine, our calculator will reveal the size of your personal carbon footprint.

Towngas Forest

How do I build a Towngas forest?


Compared with non-flame cooking, using town gas helps residential customers slash their carbon emissions. Carbon reduction can be conveyed as a number of trees with the same carbon dioxide absorption effect. In this website, we make use of your tree contributions to Hong Kong and build a virtual forest.


Better understanding on town gas green production

Town gas is not produced by burning coal but by a mixture of natural gas and naphtha as feedstock, which effectively reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides. Therefore, using flame cooking can help improve Hong Kong's air quality. The average annual environmental effects are comparable to planting eight trees per household.

* This data compares cooking fuel, gas-flame cooking with other non-flame energy.

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town gas consumption
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You have planted
759
trees this month.
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Climate change

Reason:

Our life on earth is comfortable because we're covered by the atmosphere. It protects the earth from cosmic radiation and helps stabilise the environment and our climate.

The atmosphere reflects most of the sun's heat back to outer space, while greenhouse gases (GHGs) absorb part of the heat and later release it to earth. In this process, the temperature of the earth is adjusted.

We have seen the important role that GHGs play in regulating the Earth's climate. However, the following GHGs have substantially increased in the atmosphere due to human activities:


Nitrous oxide (N2O) :caused by the combustion of fossil fuels and solid waste.
Fluorinated gases (CFCs, HCFCs) :widely used in foam blowers, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Methane (CH4):caused by the production and transport of fossil fuels as well as the decay of organic waste in municipal landfills.
Carbon dioxide(CO2) :caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas.
Ozone (O3):mainly used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals, synthetic lubricants, bleaching substances and the killing of micro-organisms in the air or water.


Consequences:

The atmosphere's various components trigger natural climate change. However, human activities also affect this natural phenomenon. Over the past hundred years, the temperature of the Earth's surface has risen annually by an average of 0.74 °C. If this pattern continues, Hong Kong will not experience any winters in 20 to 30 years.

Green Tips

Green Tips

Green living

As the population keeps growing, we keep over-consuming the earth's valuable resources. Between 1890 and 1990, the world's population grew by a factor of four, while the consumption of water grew 9 times, energy consumption 16 times, the consumption of fish 35 times, and the consumption of industrial products 40 times! This disproportionate consumption causes problems such as species extinction, water pollution, waste hoarding, and more.


To address these problems, we must recognise that our attitudes towards the earth's resources and how we live matter. Act now and practice green living.


Please take part in protecting the environment. You can refer to the green tips below.

Other than the above three tips, you can scroll down to the next page and learn more about low-carbon cooking.

Low-carbon cooking

At Towngas, we focus on environmental protection, particularly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some green cooking tips that will help you maximise energy efficiency when using town gas while reducing your energy costs.


Want to improve your savings even further? Try putting several of these tips into practice all at once.


Download low-carbon cooking tips