China: Residential Low Carbon Living Experience
A group of participants, mainly under the age of 30, took part recently in a residential low carbon living experience course.
The event was organised by Camellia Youth Hostel (Best of the Best project of YHA China) and sponsored by British Consulate-General, Chongqing. The program was also assisted by Leyi Youth Centre and Green Kunming. The event covered a wide range of interesting activities, some of which were physically challenging and others, which needed a certain degree of thinking and creativity. In addition, Sustainable Development was the key issue in the program by means of discussion and learning by example and experience. During the stay, participants saw, felt and talked about how we could all experience low carbon living without employing hi-tech system or grand investment. They were involved in all sorts of interactive activities such as crushing dried eggshells to use as organic fertilizer and learning how to make soap by wasted oil from the kitchen. Role plays were performed to show how saving can be made in conservation of the environment. The final part of the program was a full day outing in the wilderness. Participants were guided to appreciate the inter-relationship between humans and nature and were given an opportunity to share their feelings with the group. After the event, two social workers from Xichun Province commented that the program showed not just how “every small drop counts” in Sustainability, but how it also brought them back to nature and recharged their battery.
26 August 2011 RSS-Feed