Wheel2Wheel: Vietnam and Animals Asia

December 23, 2010

On 1 March 2011 Morgan Parker and Simon Lock set off from Hong Kong on a 20,000 km, 100 day, 10 country enduro adventure, Wheel2Wheel.  Wheel2Wheel‘s purpose is to raise money and awareness for charitiable organisations across Asia and Australia.  Wheel2Wheel also aims to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and do more to help others. The 10 country motorbike journey will take them from Hong Kong to Brisbane.  After passing through China, Wheel2Wheel will traverse Vietnam putting the spotlight on animal cruelty and the illegal poaching of moon bears for bile extraction in support of Animals Asia.

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After crossing the China-Vietnam border, Morgan and Simon will tackle a dangerous 200km ride along the picturesque northern Vietnamese coastline to the beautiful Halong Bay.  Here theWheel2Wheel Team will witness at close range thousands of amazing limestone pinnaclesprotruding from the waters at Vietnam’s most famous World Heritage site.


Halong Bay



Cruising down a highway for 150km, the Wheel2Wheel team heads to the charming and historical city of Hanoi. As Wheel2Wheel continues their journey west, the Team will cross thelower ranges of the Tonkinese Alps down into beautiful valleys of classic Vietnamese rice fields.

 

The wild forests of Vietnam once provided the most nurturing habitats for both the Malayan sun bear and the Asiatic black bear (or moon bear). However, illegal poaching of bears has caused the numbers of both species to decline dramatically.  Asiatic black bears and sun bears are now facing total decimation in the wild as a result of the establishment of hundreds of illegal facilities, which keep bears for the extraction of bile.






Founded by Jill Robinson, Animals Asia team have been investigating bear farming in Vietnam since 1999. Today there are 3,410 farmed bears in Vietnam with another 602 captive bears used for display purposes.  Animals Asia is in need of help to raise funds for the Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. They are now in the middle of building Phase Two which comprising dens, semi-natural enclosures, and rehabilitation areas for severely disabled bears. They also employ a veterinary team on site, bear managers and local workers – a team of people who will be there to care for the bears for their lifespan of 25 years or more. To stay tuned on all the wonderful things Animals Asia are doing, join their Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/AnimalsAsia

About Wheel2Wheel:

Wheel2Wheel is an independent non-profit organisation created by Morgan Parker to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to brilliant yet under-recognised charitable organisations throughout Australasia.  Through its innovative approach of visiting these grass-roots organisations during motorbike enduro-adventures, Wheel2Wheel can experience first-hand the deeds and needs of the people on the ground.  By harnessing the support of mass mediaWheel2Wheel aims to provide the public with objective insight to the key social, environmental, and humanitarian issues facing the region.

Wheel2Wheel is 100% self funded. All donations through our “Live the Dream” options are channeled back to the 10 charitable organisations.

Find Wheel2Wheel on:
www.youtube.com/wheel2wheelchannel
www.facebook.com/wheel2wheel
www.twitter.com/wheel2wheelteam
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CLP Green Park Fanpage Montage

December 15, 2010
What’s a Fanpage without our supportive Fans! Wherever you are talking about CLP Green Park (Twitter, Facebook, RenRen, Weibo, Orkut, Forums) We are listening! Here are some things you wanted to share with us:

Some of you are Tree Huggers.

While a few are excited to play on CLP Green Park Lite Mobile Version on your new iphone 4.

And some of you wanted to share CLP Green Park with your kids!

Thank you to all 47,000 fan across CLP Green Park and the 5 social networking sites! Keep giving us your feedback and share “Love the Earth, Plant a Tree” online Green Campaign and you might end up in our next blog!

Plant a Tree now at: http://www.clpgreenpark.com.

Become a Facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/LovetheEarthPlantaTree
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/clpgreenpark


Wheel2Wheel Motorcycle Journey: Stage 1 Hong Kong

December 13, 2010

On March 1, 2011 Morgan Parker and Simon Lock start their 20,000 km, 100 day, 10 country journey for charity by taking it one stage at a time. The name of this enduro adventure is Wheel2Wheel. Wheel2Wheel’s purpose is to raise money and awareness for 10 charities and non-profit organizations across Asia.  The 16 stages on this endurance adventure will take them through 10 countries from Hong Kong to Brisbane. This is a trip that most of us would only dream about.

Wheel2Wheel is 100% self funded. All Donations through “Live the Dream” options is channeled back to the 10 Charities.

Stage one of the trip starts in beautiful Hong Kong. A gem of a city sitting in the South China Sea. Despite its beauty it has terrible problems. Over crowding creates hazardous air pollution levels. Wheel2Wheel has selected Clean Air Network as their Hong Kong Charity.

Clean Air Network (CAN) is an independent NGO which aims to encourage the public to speak out about the health impacts of air pollution. Donations can be made directly to CAN or by sponsoring Wheel2Wheel through “Live the Dream” options. 100% of the profits from Live the Dream will go back to the 10 charities. Find out more about CAN on their website http://www.hongkongcan.org, Facebook or on Twitter.

After settng off on their BMW F800GS motorbikes from BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited Morgan Parker and Simon Lock will leave Hong Kong and travel north, the noise and pollution of the city slips away and rural land and forests dominate the landscape. There is nothing but open road on the way to the China border. What lies ahead is an adventure waiting to unfold.

About Wheel2Wheel:

Wheel2Wheel is an independent non-profit organisation which aims to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to brilliant yet under-recognised charities throughout Australasia.  Through its innovative approach of visiting these grass-roots charities during motorbike enduro-adventures, Wheel2Wheel can experience first-hand the deeds and needs of the people on the ground.  By harnessing the support of mass media, Wheel2Wheel aims to provide the public with objective insight to the key social, environmental, and humanitarian issues facing the region.

Find Wheel2Wheel on:
www.youtube.com/wheel2wheelchannel
www.facebook.com/wheel2wheel
www.twitter.com/wheel2wheelteam
http://www.bmwunstoppable.com/unstoppable/wheel2wheel.htm


“讚”你喜歡的慈善機構

December 10, 2010

上一回說到Facebook的創辦人建立了一個以慈善為目的的社群網站 ﹣ Jumo.com。今次就嘗試登入看看它的操作和頁面。首先,只要你有Facebook帳戶就可立即註冊,簡單填下名字、電子郵件、密碼等資料。進入下一步,就可選擇你喜歡的議題,例如藝術、教育、健康、貧窮等。當選擇好喜歡的議題後,就可從你喜歡的議題中選擇喜歡的機構。

Facebook帳號的人都能登入Jumo,可搜尋、回應,也有「追隨」功能,方便長期了解特定議題和活動進展,也能知道自己Facebook上的朋友參與了哪些慈善計畫。你可隨時隨地“LIKE”你喜歡的新鮮事, 頁面操作比Facebook還更簡單。所有和網站上公益活動、議題相關的新聞、Twitter推文和YouTube影音都會加入各自頁面。Jumo僅允許經核可具免稅資格的團體發起募款,以避免詐欺,這個網站本身也是非營利,收入靠個人和網站上想獲得較多宣傳的組織贊助。


Causes.comGlobal Giving等公益社群網站出現後益網路社群透過科技,凝聚關懷相同主題的網友,並能快速散播意見,已是一個全球發展的最新趨勢。

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為慈善家而設的FACEBOOK – JUMO.COM

December 3, 2010

社交網絡facebook的創辦人剛剛成立一個以慈善為題的社交網站 – Jumo.comJumo.com 的出現是因為Jumo希望提供一個渠道給數以百計想協助卻又不知如何著手的人。而且有數萬計的人努力地改善別人生活的時候,卻缺乏資源。

Jumo.com註冊一個帳戶的一個附帶條件是本人必須同時擁有一個facebook帳戶,Jumo就像另一個facebook一樣,所以亦可用facebook帳戶就能直接登入,你可選擇你喜歡的議題,例如藝術、教育、健康、貧窮等,然後,你可追蹤你關注的公益議題,可對你喜歡的公益議題讚好like),亦可知道朋友參加了那些慈善活動(event).

社交網絡的傳播力很強大和廣泛,所以Jumo希望能透過一個網絡匯聚更大的慈善力量並延續下去。

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