Mrs. Mei Ng is the Director of the environmental charity organization Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong). She was elected to the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honor on World Environment Day, 2000. In the same year, she was appointed by the State Environmental Protection Agency as China Environment Envoy. Recently, Mrs Ng was decorated with the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2003 for her contribution to the environmental protection of Hong Kong.
Mrs. Ng has actively participated in environmental policy development and community mobilization. She was appointed to the Advisory Council on the Environment since 2001, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Environmental Campaign Committee since 2004. She is also a member of the Harbour Enhancement Committee (appointed in 2004).
Leading a dedicated team to catalyse sustainability thinking, environmental governance and public participation, Mrs. Ng has dedicated over 15 years of her green career to environmental advocacy and public awareness building. Her priority campaigns include responsible consumption, renewable energy, community recycling, sustainable development through women and youth empowerment.
Her millennium vision is to push for a sustainable future for Hong Kong and China. She organizes regular environmental education training programs for teachers and students in poverty regions and pollution casualty zones in China. Her green footprints have linked her to an expanding network of green allies locally and regionally. Her green message and capacity building tours have touched nearly half-a-million teachers, students, youth, women folks, NGOs, cadres, media and workers.
Mei Ng’s motto is: “Light a Candle rather than Curse Darkness”. As a sustainability pathfinder, she has been lighting small candles in Hong Kong and China. She believes in Do-It-Yourself Environmentalism in keeping with the spirit of Sustainability.