Environmental Education Packages

Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre

What's New

1) "Rechargeable Battery Recycling Programme" Collection Point

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Programme was launched on 9 April 2005. To encourage the public to return their used rechargeable batteries for recycling, we have set up a collection point in the Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre. Exhibition panels and interactive games are available to promote recycling of rechargeable batteries.

2) "Exploration on Wan Chai Green Trail" Education Kit

The "Wan Chai Green Trail" (Green Trail) is the first urban green trail in Hong Kong. Extending from the Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre on Queen's Road East to the Wan Chai Gap Park, it is about 1.5 km long with 11 stations. The Green Trail is a short cut through which visitors can experience the correlation between urbanization and the natural environment from the highly urbanized environment at the foothill to the woodlands on the slopes. Together with the education kit on "Exploration on Wan Chai Green Trail", you may gain a better understanding of the message given by this Green Trail to the city dwellers through different perspectives and themes. We hope that you can realize the profound meaning of environmental protection as you appreciate and enjoy the world of nature.

* We have loan service for this Education Kit. Please contact our Centre for enquiry. (Tel : 2893 2856)

3) Sunday Waste-into-Art Workshop
Time 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays
Target All visitors (no advance booking is required)
Content To make handicrafts from used materials such as aluminum cans, paper, and plastic bags.
Charge Free
4) Environmental Theme Highlight: Sunday Waste-into-Art Workshop

Handicrafts made from used paper and magazines, and some handicrafts books are displayed.


The building of Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre was constructed in 1913. It was used as the Wan Chai Post Office from 1915 to 1992 and was declared as a historical building in 1990. It was renovated and became the first Environmental Resource Centre of the Environmental Protection Department in 1993. It is one element of the government's effort in building up an environmentally aware and well-informed community in Hong Kong - an essential first step in developing an improved environmental ethic within the community.


Two Chinese couplets are hung at the entrances of the Centre. The one locating at the new entrance of the Centre states:

"Sharing in a neat home, bright birds, sweet blooms. Caring for shady trees, fresh breezes, clean air".


Another one locating at the old entrance facing Queen's Road East states:

"If we foul our world that sustains us, what then shall we eat? Scorn hygiene that protects life, where then shall we live?"

Services and Facilities of Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre

Interactive Learning Room

You can learn more environmental knowledge and getting fun through the interesting model and games.

  • Renewable Energy Model:

    Demonstrating alternate energy such as wind, water, solar and bioenergy which can be used to generate electricity.

  • "Treasure Rainforest, Protect our Environment" Exhibit:

    Demonstrating the importance of Rainforest and how we can save the Rainforest.

  • Green Games:

    Learning environmental knowledge from the interactive games.

  • Waste-into-Art Exhibits:

    Encouraging people to make handicrafts from used materials such as paper and aluminum cans.


Library Databank

  • Books, magazines and environmental teaching kits introducing the environmental information of the world are provided for public reference.
  • Environmental themes, such as Wan Chai Green Trail, Sunday Waste-into-Art workshop, and Polar Declaration, are shown at the Highlight Corner.
  • The post boxes which were used in the past are now used to house the environmental information materials.

Information Gallery

  • Leaflets, booklets and posters on various environmental issues are displayed and available for the public.
  • Display of the 10-foot tall ancient Chinese characters with the meaning of "Environmental Protection".
  • Display of different kinds of recycled products.
  • Interactive Game: To educate the public to separate used rechargeable batteries from other waste and return them for recycling.
  • Internet browsing service for visitors to search environmental information from Environmental Protection Department and other environmental related websites.
  • The hardwood reception counter which has been used for decades in the post office building.

Environmental Garden

  • A mini waterfall with ancient grindstone adds both traditional and peace feeling to the Centre.
  • The wall behind the mini waterfall is made of bricks recovered during refurbishment of the post office building.
  • The park bench is made of recycled plastics.
  • Each of the eight pillars in the garden has one creature engraved on it, namely the barking deer, frog, butterfly, monkey, eagle, carp, turtle and egret.
  • The bulletin boards display updated news and activities organized by the Environmental Protection Department, green groups and community groups.
  • Solar and wind energy models are exhibited to promote the use of renewable energy.

Environmental Education Activities

To promote community environmental awareness, Environmental Education Activities were set up in the Centre. Through visits, games, workshops and experiments, people of different ages will learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and become more aware of protecting the environment. Schools and organizations are welcome to make advance booking to join the programmes.  For any enquiries, please contact us at 2893 2856.

Loan Service

Organizations, such as schools and social centres, may borrow environmental videos, CD-ROM and education kits from Environmental Protection Department.

Download the list of Environmental Education Materials

Download the Environmental Education Materials application form


221 Queen's Road East,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(Old Wan Chai Post Office, short walk from Wan Chai MTR Station Exit A3)

Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map

Telephone: 2893 2856

Fax: 2573 0447

Opening hours :
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesday, Public holidays & the first two days of the  Lunar New Year


Bus routes to and from different places

Sai Ying Pun (Centre Street)

Causeway Bay (Pennington Street / Whitfield Road)

Central (Exchange Square)
Stanley Prison
Central (Exchange Square)

Stanley Fort

Central (Exchange Square)

Stanley Prison

Kennedy Town

North Point Ferry Piers

Kennedy Town
Happy Valley (Lower)
Central (Exchange Square)

Repulse Bay

Ap Lei Chau Main Street 
Central (Jardine House)
Central (Exchange Square)

The Peak

Central (Exchange Square)
Stanley Plaza (Ma Hang)
Ho Man Tin B/T

Macau Ferry B/T

Choi Hung B/T
Kennedy Town

Bad weather special arrangement

Weather Condition

 Special Arrangement

(1) Hoisting of the tropical cyclone warning signal no. 8 or above Centre closed
(2) Water flooding condition in our garden due to heavy rain Environmental Garden of the Centre closed


Download the Programme Application Form




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User review date: 
Friday, 4 October, 2013