A combination of factors – including restricted travel due to the ongoing pandemic and greater integration of Hong Kong with the Mainland – has led PCD to consolidate its overall programmes, whilst establishing a new focus on Hong Kong.
It remains our belief that this work of deepening our understanding and experience of nature, whilst building resilience into local communities and economies, is a necessity for addressing the crises of our times. More importantly perhaps, it enables us to lead fulfilling lives, as we realise the joy of our interconnectedness.
Chairperson, Management Committee of PCD
As we explored ways of living more sustainably with communities, we have paid close attention to the environmental movement and the interplay between individual and community practices. PCD has valued interaction and cooperation with members of the environmental protection and philanthropic sectors. Apart from facilitating exchanges on community ecological work, we have also been supporting partners – through documentation, action research and publication – to present how our choices contribute to a global movement towards more equitable and compassionate ways of living. In addition, we are now exploring new programme work in Hong Kong as the rapidly changing environmental and societal contexts have given rise to social and ecological issues in the city. It is our pleasure to share our initial explorations in this Annual Report.
The way we understand a problem affects the way we respond. PCD chooses a sustainable living perspective as a lens through which to view today’s ecological and social crises: this reinforces our faith in a path for social change where everyone has a part to play. We believe each and every individual has the innate ability to reconnect with nature, and that the ensuing personal awakening and transformation sustains the motivation to act on what one believes in, and to connect with others in society to effect positive change.