[photopress:mba_climate_change.jpg,full,alignright]Tsinghua University in Beijing is well-known for its trees and lawns but now it is adding an extra dimension of green. There are bins to deposit batteries for recycling as well as paper recycling facilities. There are regular second-hand markets where books, including unwanted textbooks, find new homes. Notices about saving water and electricity are posted next to taps and light switches.
‘Green Tsinghua day’ is in its tenth year, and includes exhibitions, lectures and events encouraging reduction in plastic bag usage and paper recycling.
At Peking University, Beijing, the environment is also a key concern. The Peking University Environment and Development Association is China’s longest-established campus green group. It has been involved in awareness-raising, educational and practical activities for 16 years.With support from the China Environmental Protection Foundation, the group is currently carrying out a campus energy audit to understand the contribution universities make to greenhouse-gas emissions.
Beijing Normal University has also featured a range of green activities run by student environmental groups, including fashion shows with environmental themes.
Jiaotong University Student Association in Shanghai left campus to visit the city’s most polluted district: Shenzhuang, and take the message of environmental protection into communities and schools.
Beijing Jiaotong University has been promoting energy conservation and saving water since 1987. In all it has saved 5 million cubic meters of water and 1.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
Zhejiang Forestry Institute has strong rules on the use of water, power, air-conditioning and public spaces.
There are now about 2,5000 active student environmental groups in China number 2,500. And they are linking up, exchanging experiences and organising regional – and even national – events.
This information from Peng Li who is a Masters student at Tsinghua University. You can read the complete article by clicking on the Source, below.
Source: China Dialogue