Geography and Resource Management graduand Natalie Chung won the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship totalling around HK$1 million to read a master’s in environmental change and management at the University of Oxford. A staunch green campaigner on and off campus, Natalie founded V’air, an environmental education organization for local travel to reduce carbon emission associated with travelling abroad. Her experience at the World Bank also imparted to her the belief that Hong Kong, a well-developed city, has the obligation to go one step ahead in environmental protection. Last year, she recommended herself and eventually joined the Council for Sustainable Development to bring youth voices into environmental policymaking. Upon finishing her study at Oxford, she hopes to become an environmental leader and researcher.
This article was originally published in No. 544, Newsletter in Oct 2019.