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Walking for Green and Health

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On the morning of 2 March, close to 1,000 students and staff gather at the MTR University Station to join the '2012 Walking Campaign and Car-free Day'. Led by Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, the procession made its way uphill in support of environmental sustainability and to help promote walking on campus.

At the kick-off ceremony, Professor Sung said, 'Walking is beneficial to the mind and the body. This morning, I walked from my office downhill to this place. Walking 1 km can burn calories equivalent to four sugar cubes. Today, our route is exactly 1 km long and it takes about 20 minutes to complete. With fewer cars on the road, emissions of carbon dioxide, which is one of the main greenhouse gases causing global warming, can be reduced.'

Participants followed a route starting from the piazza of the MTR University Station, crossing Lake Ad Excellentiam, passing Chung Chi Tang, Ming Hua Tang, Lee Shu Pui Hall, and ending at S.H. Ho College. Guests at the head of the procession included Prof. Benjamin W. Wah, Provost; Prof. Jack C.Y. Cheng, Pro-Vice- Chancellor and chairman of the Committee on Health Promotion and Protection; Prof. Ching Pak-chung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and chairman of the Committee on Campus Sustainability; Prof. Chu Lee-man, chairman of the Committee on Campus Environment; Prof. Lee Shiu-hung, Emeritus Professor of Community Medicine; and Dr. Scotty Luk, director of the University Health Service.

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