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Veteran environmentalist, founder of MANA! Fast Slow Food & ardent advocator of plant-based lifestyle, Bobsy is at the heart of the Eco movement.
Bobsy is credited with being the pioneer of HK’s conscious business movement, having operated all his enterprises with a non-negotiable foundation of putting people & planet first.
This has been expressed from his very early days in HK, with his first company G.A.I.A. back in 1993 producing & designing awareness raising Eco-fashion & the establishment of ABLE Charity to protect Lamma Island’s environment & planting the now lush Lamma Forest on the North of the Island, all the way through to the present. (www.ablecharityhk.com)
Bobsy is also credited with being the pioneer of the organic plant-based movement having launched HK’s first fully vegetarian lifestyle cafe The Bookworm Cafe back in 1997, & SoHo’s beloved Life Cafe (2004), where now common options like Quinoa, gluten-free & raw food were first introduced to the City. Currently he runs multiple restaurants & cafe’s under the MANA! (2012) umbrella, all of which uphold a Zero Food Waste & Eco-friendly philosophy, donating tons of food scraps to be turned into compost for the organic farming community as well as operating busy fast food outlets that leave no trail of rubbish behind them via biodegradable & compostable packaging & comprehensive in-house recycling.
Bobsy through ABLE Charity is also credited with designing HK’s first ever specially designed Paper Recycling Bins back in 1997. They were large yellow bins that screamed out for attention & as a result ran a successful paper recycling pilot scheme with the HK Government.
From 2004 until 2011 he published Positive News HK (20 issues in total), sharing inspiring & positive news stories that covered both HK & the wider region covering a wealth of information about the human potential & its impact on all aspects of life.
In 2008 he wrote & produced the Infomentary “Save the Human!, Don’t Eat the Planet!“ on the environmental impact of the meat, fish & dairy industries. It went on to win “best documentary” at the “I Shot HK Film Festival” & inspired the current meat free movements in HK.
He toured the infomentary in HK schools & Unis inspiring many of them to go meat-free on one or two days a week.
In 2013 he conceptualized & created URNA! - You Are Not Alone! - an awareness raising graphic design art tool that is featured on all the MANA! packaging & was first publicly shared in his first TEDx talk entitled “Are You Aware?“
Zero Waste Alliance was co-founded by Bobsy in 2016 along side Simon Lee. In recent years he has championed “Diet Change Not Climate Change.” as the central driving concept behind MANA! & brought this insight into the public domain.
Bobsy is a frequent public speaker on conscious change, environmental entrepreneurship & inspired movements at schools, universities, festivals, business forums & other platforms where his passion & integrity make him very popular especially with the younger generations who resonate with his message of a “Humanitarian, Ecological & Spiritual Worldview.”
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 April 2018 to 15 October 2018.
Cost per person is HK$150 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$250 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
Dinner will be held in 24 Oct 2018 (Weds) at 7:15pm.
Dinner with Bobsy at MANA! (24 Oct)
Dinner will be held at 7:15pm on 24 Oct 2018 (Weds) at MANA! on 92 Wellington St, Central.