Macau Institute of Engineers and Wynn co-host awards ceremony
to conclude joint environmental protection campaign
Connecting across generations and industry sectors to jointly build a green Macau
Macau, September 12, 2019 – In order to promote environmental protection and sustainability in our society, Wynn partnered with the Macau Institute of Engineers to co-organize the "2019 Wynn Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Campaign" closing ceremony and "Macau Secondary School Green Campus Competition" awards ceremony, at the Macau Science Center on September 12. The half-year campaign attracted support from the local catering industry, SMEs and schools, enabling cooperation between academics and professionals to join hands and create a green Macau.
The "2019 Wynn Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Series Campaign" has included four environmental protection forums organized since March, bringing together experts to share sustainable and diversified development approaches for Macau's various industries. At the same time, Wynn has distributed one million eco-friendly straws to SMEs, encouraging the local catering industry to replace plastic straws with paper materials, thereby guiding merchants to adopt environmental protection measures in their daily operations. Marking the end of the campaign, Wynn held the "Macau Secondary School Green Campus Competition" awards ceremony, and invited the shortlisted teams to deliver lectures and share details of the environmental protection measures that they designed for their schools. Awards were presented to outstanding teams to encourage students to implement such programs in schools and to continue to inject new environmental concepts into campuses.
Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited, said, "The campaign underlines how Wynn is strengthening its connection with different industries and continues to grow with the community. Although today marks the completion of this latest series of activities, the concepts of environmental protection and sustainable development will sprout from the seeds we have planted today and thrive, creating a fresh force for the future of Macau."
Mr. Wu Chou Kit, Chairman of the Macau Institute of Engineers said, "As a professional organization, we endeavor to apply our professional knowledge to serve and give back to the community. This time, through our collaboration with Wynn in organizing a series of environmental protection and promotion activities, we join hands with local SMEs and educational institutions to achieve our common goal of protecting the environment, and contribute to building a greener Macau".
The "2019 Wynn Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Series Campaign" is Macau's first community-based sustainable development campaign organized by a large-scale integrated resort company and the professional engineering sector. The closing ceremony was graced by Mr. Xu Jun, Assistant Director-General of Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Mr. Leong Man Ion, Deputy Director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Ms. Chan Mei Pou, Head of Environmental Pollution Control Department of Environmental Protection Bureau, Mr. Wong Chiu Yin, Head of the Department of Youth of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Ms. Chen Hong, President of the Chinese Educators Association of Macau, Mr. Jack Chang, Senior Manager of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre, Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited, Mr. Wu Chou Kit, Chairman of the Macau Institute of Engineers, together with principals, teachers and students from around Macau. The campaign attracted support from the local catering industry, SMEs and students, enabling cooperation between different sectors to join hands and create a green Macau.