Knowledge of the problems of the environment have motivated likeminded individuals to form non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are committed to encouraging public efforts at going green. These non-profit organisations are usually founded by individual volunteers who are share the same interests in fighting climate change or who live in the same region and are willing to contribute to the living region's environment for the purpose of better quality of life and sustainability. Such NPOs have published websites on promoting green awareness, because they recognize the powerful ability of ICT, specifically the Internet, as an efficient means to convey important messages pertaining to Climate Change to people on an international scale.
"Green Power" is a NPO founded by a group of dedicated local volunteers in Hong Kong, who were concerned about the local environmental problems in 1988. They believe that education is the ultimate key to instilling the correct mindset with regards to Climate Change. Their website was the main means by which they communicate with the public and its success can be measured by the achievements the Green Power has concluded thus far, as meted out below:
- A flagship Green Schools Network was established in Hong Kong to encourage environmental education among schools.
- An On-line Green Classroom was instantiated, which offers students a collection of information resources pertaining to environmental protection.
Environmental Resources Centre
- The centre provides the public with relevant reading materials and guided visits to teach environmental concepts to students.
Tackling Environmental Issues
- Research is conducted with reports released on a regular basis on its website.