In this annual report, we present the latest progress of our projects in mainland China and highlight exciting developments in our Hong Kong projects. Our Hong Kong team has explored four key themes over the past two years: Transformative Learning, Building Community Resilience for Climate Change, Community Economy, and Culture and Community Building.Our mainland China and Hong Kong partners, including social workers, community organizers, grassroots organizations, and design studios, have inspired us with their passion and perseverance. We look forward to new creative collaborations with them in the future.
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.