Earthcare - a local Chinese charity aims to promote a green lifestyle, green business, environmental conservation, humane education, healthy lifestyle and the protection of animals. Established in November 1993, Earthcare became a registered charity in 1994. We advised the authorities in Guizhou, a Chinese province with severe shortage of water, on water recycling systems, reforestation and reconstruction of the eco-system. We cooperated with international organisations in investigations into the trafficking and illegal sales of rhino horns in China. Our efforts prompted the Chinese Government to take immediate action to combat these large-scale criminal activities and the Agriculture and Fisheries Department of Hong Kong to announce a series of measures to strengthen its protection of endangered species. In late 1994 we were the first to advocate the use of herbal alternatives to replace animal medicine due to the years of friendship between one of our founders and doctors. The Association of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, IFAW and Earthcare succeeded in persuading the Chinese authorities to reduce by one third its bear farms over the next three years. During the last few years we have been concentrating on raising awareness of the threats to wildlife, in particular, tiger, marine turtle, elephant, rhino, sharks and bears due to human encroachment and trade in their body parts. We also actively promote sustainable energy resources, solar power, responsible pet ownership, no-kill sanctuary and anti-bull fighting. Since 2000 we have been educating the community about the importance of waste reduction, recycling and the conservation of energy and resources. Since the late 1990s, we also actively promoted the ban of the use of and trade of shark fin and shark finning practices, plus the importance of conservation of ocean resources and protection of marine wildlife. We have been organising the World Environment Day 2005 and 2006 educational campaigns in Hong Kong. The educational themes of these campaigns are: 1) Wait Green - switching off idling engines. 2) Waste Crisis and Sustainability. 3) Toxic E-Waste Crisis and Recycling. 4) Global Warning and Maintaining of indoor temperature at 25.5 degrees celcius. 5) Sustainable Mobility Issues 6) Green Transport 7) Animal rights 8) Animal welfare. Earthcare's rehoming team continues to rehome abandoned animals. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Web design. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted, each case individually assessed.