Bobsy Gaia

Coco Love Stage MC

Hongkong

Bobsy Gaia is a passionate eco-entrepreneur whose driving motivation in all his projects is to raise environmental awareness.

During the past 25 years he has called Hong Kong his home and has spearheaded campaigns dedicated to clean ups, recycling and protecting the local lands from bad-development and successfully petitioning against the reclamation of Lamma Island’s bay areas in 1994 and 2003, respectively. His ABLE charity has since evolved into an annual tree planting drive that reforested the northern hills of the island from its former barren state, into the lush green & healthy Lamma Forest that it is today.

In 2008, he wrote and produced the documentary “Save the Human! Don’t Eat the Planet!” on the environmental impact of the meat, fish and the dairy industry. The documentary went on to win the “Best Documentary” award at the I SHOT HK Film Festival. Bobsy is credited as being a pioneer of Hong Kong’s conscious businesses and the organic vegetarian movement, having launched its first fully vegetarian community lifestyle the Bookworm Cafe in 1997, and Soho’s beloved Life Cafe in 2004, where now-common options like quinoa and gluten-free were first introduced to the city.

Currently, he runs three restaurants under the MANA! umbrella, all of which uphold his “Zero Food Waste” philosophy, donating several tonnes of kitchen scraps for composting per month to community organic farm projects in the New Territories. By operating socially responsible restaurants serving delicious, accessible plant-based food, Bobsy is making small but sure changes to the community at large.

Bobsy is a frequent speaker on conscious change and social entrepreneurship at schools and universities, government departments, and other platforms.

For more information about Bobsy Gaia, see: www.mana.hk