China's Green Beat 中国绿色脉搏

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

November 19th, 2007

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


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 us an email at chinasgreenbeat [at] gmail.comOur first episode is about the recycling situation in Beijing. This episode idea evolved from my initial curiosity towards the three-wheeled bikes you often see on the streets of Beijing, carting around tons of waste and junk.Forthcoming episodes:
Thursday, November 22, 2007 – Rooftop Revolution: China’s solar water heaters
December – Biomass Power in China, Beijing’s Air Quality Situation你好,欢迎来到中国绿色脉搏。我和我室友祥宇今年决定制作一个关于

中国的环境问题以及解决措施的视频。我们希望你能从中得到一些东西并且能告诉其他人。我们很想知道你对我们的节目有什么看法。希望听取你的宝贵意见。你可以联系我们 chinasgreenbeat [at] gmail.com

我们第一集是关于北京的废品回收情况。制作这集的想法是出于我一开始对于北京大街上满载垃圾及废物的三轮车的好奇。

下集预告:
2007年11月22号 星期四《屋顶上的革命:中国的太阳能热水器》
以及12月关于 生物发电在中国 和 北京的空气质量问题

Filed in Documentary,Episodes,Public Transport,Recycling | 12 responses so far

  • Kira

    This is such an exciting and interesting video. I like how it starts from the very simple to the broader points. Those guys in the video are awesome – love seeing how they really work! Great work Green Brothers! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • 鲍大维

    很不错的想法,曾经我看报纸看到有两个中国大学生毕业,有很好薪水的工作不去,毅然选择自己创业,他们的创业项目就是回收废品,一些传统观念认为是”拣破烂”的,但他们的项目还是受到了很多人的支持,认为大学生能放下身段还做这样的事业很值得鼓励,这样的事情说明越来越多的人关注环保问题了…我觉得现在大学应该做些公益事业,里面的经济效益也有待发掘.你们的想法不错,坚持下去哈

  • 很有意义的想法和视频,很有意思的”绿色兄弟”^^..看得出很费心思,也确实让我们反思到环境与身边的点滴.希望会有更多的人进入这个网站,加入到这个行列中来,很期待你们的第2集.加油~~!

  • Emilia

    This is a really great initiative to make the the world aware of the environmental issues! If each one of us just tried to make an effort (like recycle our old stuff as you suggested) maybe we still have a chance to save the world! Because right now it´s falling apart because of us. Keep up the good work!

  • http://geisham.blogspot.com/ Rebecca

    Great blog!

  • Gavin

    Perfect, you always do a good job at such things,it is really a good idea for us Chinese people to do something to improve our surrounds and better our homeland.

  • Shelby

    I just found out about your video series from TreeHugger — thanks for bringing awareness to environmental issues in China!

  • Helen

    I’ve always been curious about the recycling process and its economics in Beijing. Thanks for the video!
    Wonder how Beijing compares with other cities in the world in recycling efficiency?

  • Tony

    So many concerned people on this planet are waiting for Governments to take action. In reality most Governments of this world only take action when the will of the people exert more political pressure than those of big business and other powerful political mechanisms. You guys are highlighting the fact that responsibility for our planet lies with all individuals. Eventually big business will also work out there is more to be gained in doing it right, rather than simply doing it big, dirty and wastefully, but we do not have the time to wait for them to act. So congratulations. You are not only breaking breaking down the barriers on narrow minded National, International and Racial scapegoating, you are inspiring individuals at a grass roots level, which is our only hope to get real change in the immediate future. I certainly give your efforts 5 stars.

  • jessica

    This is a great video! I would love to speak more with you both about starting a “Leave No Trace” policy in Beijing and neighboring cities of China. Check it out – http://www.lnt.org/programs/index.php

  • paperheart

    wonderful effort, you guys. if only people knew how easy it was to become a more environment-friendly consumer and citizen of the world. for example, you can help fight 白色污染 (plastic pollution) simply by switching to a sturdy tote bag and a steel or polycarbonate water bottle. you might even save money in the long run.

  • Frieder

    Dear John, dear Shane,

    It is good to see that since my first visit to your page several months ago a lot has happened and your project has gained quite a bit of attention!

    Especially this first episode on the waste and recycling situation in Beijing caught my interest, since this is a topic I am also currently involved in. More on that in an email I am about to send you…keep in touch!

    Frieder

    — another 绿色兄弟 from Germany