Baptist uni center presents sustainability challenges

Local | 26 Nov 2018 5:25 pm

The Baptist University is to use a HK$18 million gallery to help people learn about sustainable lifestyle through a futuristic, interactive game.

The 2,500 square-foot center, called S Gallery, is located in the university's Kowloon Tong campus and will be open to public on November 29.

The visitor is transported to the year 2100 and a devastated Earth is given its last chance to survive.

Each visitor is given a mobile phone-like device to pick his or her life choices through a QR code and even use virtual reality headsets to create some scenes.

At the end, the carbon footprint of a person's products are tallied to show if the choices made are taxing the planet too much.

The center is a part of the initiatives of the University's Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture, which had secured a HK$37 million donation from a HSBC charity program to promote sustainability and agricultural development in Hong Kong.

Professor Jonathan Wong, who is the head of the gallery, said those interested can visit the exhibition for free as long as they pre-register online.

He told RTHK's Priscilla Ng that he hopes the center would be able to teach students and the public how to live a sustainable life.-Photo: RTHK

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