Reconnecting society and strengthening social ties in post pandemic era with series of social events
As we moved forward to the new normal, CLP Power launched a series of social events in Hong Kong to reconnect the society.
To conclude the We Love Dance programme launched in 2021, CLP Power organised a dance competition to promote exercise, energy-saving and caring for the underprivileged, while spreading positive energy to energise the city via a city-wide dance campaign. In the final dance competition, eight teams of talented dancers selected from 50 entrants took to the floor to display their dance moves designed around themes of love, electricity and energy-saving in a show of creativity and vigour. Since the programme launched in October 2021, more than 5,500 participants joined a range of community activities including over 100 community classes, a 10-day mobile truck roadshow and family online dance contest.
In addition to energising the community through dance, CLP Power extended the campaign to support those in need. For every dance completed by participants in the extensive programme of activities, CLP Power offered electricity subsidies to beneficiaries of the CLP Power Connect initiative. The beneficiaries included elderly people, disabled people, low-income families and tenants of subdivided units. The campaign contributed HK$2 million in subsidies to the initiative.
We love Dance concluded with a dance competition that not only energised the city but also encouraged the public to embrace low-carbon living
To spruce up the ubiquitous grey distribution boxes across the city, the Distribution Box Beautification Project was launched in 2021 by featuring the work of local artists on distribution boxes in four districts of Hong Kong. The project has extended to the other 10 districts in the CLP Power’s supply area in 2022. The artworks were themed on local landmarks, cultural elements and sustainable power generation. The artworks were developed in collaboration with students of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong and local artists. An artwork exhibition was staged to bring more exposure to the initiative and encourage the public to adopt green lifestyle via appreciation of the distribution box artworks. New guided tours to visit the boxes, the traditional shops and local landmarks at Tsim Sha Tsui, Sham Shui Po and Yuen Long , were conducted for students to inspire them to learn about the unique history of their districts and the relationship between electricity and community. In extension to the Project, Art x Tech workshop has also been introduced to four secondary schools to increase students’ awareness in decarbonisation via virtual world applications.
Given its popularity with the local community, the beautification project has also been implemented to substations to enhance the dissemination of green messaging and social engagement. Two murals were completed at Haiphong Road Substation, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Hung To Road Substation, Kwun Tong, in August 2022 and January 2023 respectively. The Beautification Project in 2022 is one of the endorsed programmes under Hong Kong SAR's 25th anniversary celebrations.