China's Green Beat 中国绿色脉搏

Green China, make it happen! 绿色中国, 人人有责!

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Geothermal energy in Beijing 地热能在北京

on Jun 14th 2009

Well it sure has been awhile since we have posted a new Green Beat, but I promise this is one of our finest works yet (in contains a decent amount of eco-rap). The main reason for our slowdown at Green Beat was because each of the main three green brothers have been busy with other […]

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Hydropower on the Nu River

on Nov 17th 2008

In 2004, there was a plan to put 13 dams along the Nu River, one of the most biodiverse regions of China.  The total output of the dams would surpass that of the Three Gorges Dam, and would be used to supply electricity to Southwest China.  Wen Jiabao put a stop to the projects that […]

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Bioenergy in Yunnan 云南省的生物能源

on Jul 16th 2008

Yunnan province in Southwest China is a multicultural, beautiful place and a hotbed of biodiversity. Many rural people rely almost solely on firewood for their energy needs of cooking and heating. Over collection of firewood is the most immediate and significant threat to biodiversity in Northwest Yunnan, because of the amount of deforestation and destruction […]

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Hong Kong: Consumed! 香港:被消费消耗

on Jul 3rd 2008

This new video is also a result of the video training meeting held in Beijing in April. This one comes from our Hong Kong team comprised of Serene Wei Wei Gao, Tennia Yue Zhao, Andrew Stevenson, and Alley Pezanoski-Browne. The video alerts the viewer to the growing problem of waste in Hong Kong and explores […]

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Kunming’s No Car Day 昆明的无车日

on Jun 24th 2008

This episode, produced by Kunming Green Sisters Ouyang and Jenny, tells about “No Car Day”. What kind of effect does this once-a-month activity have on the city of Kunming? What do the local people think about it? Watch to find out. 众所周知,9月22日是世界无车日,而昆明是全国首个施行“月月无车日”的城市。自去年9月世界无车日后,昆明就把每月最后一个周六定为无车日。在无车日这天从早上9点到下午5点,共8个小时,主城一环内只对自行车、公共汽车、出租车、特种车辆及其他公共交通车开放。全市公务车一律封存,私家车则遵行车牌尾数为单号的逢单月时可进入一环;逢双月时,则车牌尾数双号可通行。另外,还规定17座以上的客车满座率在50%以上可自由出入禁行区域。 September 22 was “No Car Day” around the world, but Kunming is the […]

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Shanghai: Excessive Packaging 上海: 过度包装

on Jun 23rd 2008

This new video, produced by Green Sisters Leigh Billings and Tina Hou in Shanghai, was a result of the video training meeting held in Beijing in April. In China, packaging for consumer products is often excessive and gorgeous. Packaging creates a huge amount of waste, how can we get rid of this problem?  First we […]

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Episode 5: Wind Power in China

on Mar 27th 2008

China’s appetite for energy is growing just as quickly as its economy. Currently, 70% of primary energy in China comes from coal, creating large amounts of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next ten years, China will see a growing portion of their energy come from renewable sources, due to an ambitious national […]

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Episode 3 – Biomass Power: The potential to replace coal

on Dec 2nd 2007

Our third episode is about biomass power in China. When we went to see China’s first biomass power plant in China, I was surprised by how good burning biomass can smell. The whole place had this fragrant green smell. It was also amazing to see the massive quantities of biomass that are needed to run […]

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Episode 2: Rooftop Revolution: China's 40 million solar water heaters

on Nov 21st 2007

Our second episode is about China’s use of solar water heaters, a great form of renewable energy that is easy to use. It is inspiring to see this technology around China from Gansu to Shandong, Beijing to Guangzhou. I hope you enjoy the second episode of China’s Green Beat! 我们第二集是关于太阳能热水器在中国的使用情况,太阳能是容易被使用而且潜力巨大的可再生能源, 而令人鼓舞的是我们能看到这项技术在中国的大江南北被越来越多的人使用, 希望你能喜欢中国绿色脉搏第二集。Forthcoming episodes: December – […]

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Episode 1: Beijing's Three Wheeled Bikes: How Waste Gets Around

on Nov 19th 2007

Hello and welcome to China’s Green Beat. My roommate Shane and I have decided to make a video podcast this year on environmental problems and solutions in China. We hope you can learn from it and tell other’s about it. If you have any ideas for episodes, we would like to hear about them. Send […]

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