May 7, 2011

Green Living FDC from HONGKONG

FDC Name:Green Living
Issue Date:14th APR'2011
To improve Hong Kong’s environment and to protect our home planet, going green is the only answer. In fact, with a little thought to energy conservation and emission reduction, we can all do our part to build a better future for generations to come. Hongkong Post issues a set of four stamps to promote the concept of "Green Living". In refreshing and uplifting colours, the set features a tender green shoot to highlight the four major elements in a green lifestyle. The blue planet is cleverly worked into the design to symbolize the close relationship between human life and global ecology, calling on people to treasure precious resources and Mother Earth.
$1.40 - Conserve Water
We must use our scarce and precious fresh water responsibly - not wasting, but conserving and reusing every drop. To this end, we can save water by not turning the tap on too far, taking showers instead of baths, reusing the water from washing vegetables and fruits to water plants, and doing much more.
$2.40 - Clean Air
Air pollution is a worrying problem that needs to be confronted. To improve air quality, we must make every small green change in our daily lives that will help support greening. For example, we can use public transport where possible, choose Eco-friendly cars and switch off idling engines.
$3 - Save Energy
Over-consumption of energy in households contributes to environmental pollution and increasing energy shortage. There are plenty of smart ways to conserve energy. We can turn on lighting only when needed, switch to energy-saving light bulbs, keep doors and windows shut when air-conditioning is on, and use energy-efficient ways of cooking such as steaming and stir-frying.
$5 - Recycle
Hong Kong has to deal with a large volume of rubbish every day, which adds to the pressure on landfills. To help solve the issue, we must make efforts to reduce waste at source and recycle for reuse, for example, proper use of waste separation facilities to facilitate recycling and taking recyclable items to recyclers.
The leaf-shaped design of the stamp sheetlet, the first of its kind issued by Hongkong Post, echoes with the theme of green living and conveys the message of cherishing the Earth.
In line with the theme, the stamps and stamp sheetlet are printed on FSCTM-certified paper, distinguished by the use of raw materials and production processes that meet stringent forest certification standards(Source-HongKong Post)
Remark:Thanks Trudy for sending this FDC with a single stamps on Recycle.A FDC is not complete unless it has all the 4 set of stamps on it.This is a very good issue from Hongkong Post..The design of the cancellation is also good.

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