Arup Associates Shanghai have renewed their sponsorship contract of Green Drinks China for the next half year. To kick-off this, Arup Associates and Green Drinks China have planned a special series of themed events for this summer. Called ‘The Future Series’, these events will continue from where Green Drinks China left off with ‘The Future of Food’ in April 2013 with The Dutch Consulate Shanghai and more recently, ‘The Future of Asian Consumption’, held last week.
‘The Future Series’ of events for the summer will focus on three key areas that are very relevant to our current lifestyles, viz. Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality and Workspaces.
More details on these events, including the speakers and the dates will be announced shortly.
“JING’AN Park will be transformed into a “little Holland” on Sunday and Monday. Everyone is welcome to drop by and get a little taste of the Netherlands.”
“The series of events for Dutch Days 2013 kicked off on April 11 with the Green Drinks Event Forum. Dutch independent conservationist and writer Meindert Brouwer spoke about the books “The Ecosystem Promise” and “China’s Socio-Economic Transformation” at River South Art Center.”
Read the complete Shanghai Daily article here.
Green Drinks China (GDC) and The Royal Danish Consulate General (RDCG) in Shanghai have signed a one year MoU towards Co-branding, Promotion and Events. This is the second partnership signed by GDC recently, after the first one with The Dutch Consulate in Shanghai, in February.
Through this partnership, GDC and RDCG aim to bring to the front those Danish companies that are doing excellent work in China with a focus on environment and sustainability. The aim is also to work together to push the cause of social and environmental sustainability in China.
Over the coming months, GDC followers will be able to witness as well as participate a host of events focused on sustainability and social entrepreneurship, with the above two consulates. Some events to look forward to are the Dutch Week in April (4th Week), Expert Seminar on Consumption and Economics in May (4th Week), Building and Material Summit in Anji in May, etc.
The Life Aquatic: Aquaponics in Shanghai
Shanghai’s CityWeekend writes:
There’s a revolution coming. A food revolution. At least that’s what David Li and Irving Steel are hoping. They’re among a small group of pioneers promoting aquaponics, an emerging technique that’s slowly making inroads in urban farming. The concept combines traditional aquaculture (raising of marine animals) with hydroponics (growing plants in water) in a closed-loop system: the fish produce by-products that nourish the plants, the plants in turn filter these from the water thereby sustaining the fish, and the farmers get a double crop—edible plants, edible fish. It’s highly scalable, environmentally friendly, and you can do it in your own home.
Starting February 2013, Green Drinks China begins a 6-month cooperation with The Dutch Consulate in Shanghai, for a series of 5 events focused on different themes of sustainability viz. Sustainability in China, Food & Agriculture, Green Buildings, Community & Culture and Social Entrepreneurship. This is the third big cooperation that GDC has bagged in the last 6 months, apart from cooperations with VMC Global, a sustainability-focused construction company in China and Arup Associates, the sustainable-design group of Arup.The inaugural event towards this cooperation would be the First Anniversary of the Documentary Film Screenings by GDC at Urbn Hotel, on February 25th. In this event, Mr. Huub Buise, Consul to the Kingdom of Netherlands in Shanghai, will himself lead a panel discussion at the end of the movies.
GDC celebrates 1-year anniversary of it’s Documentary Film Screenings at Urbn Hotel on February 25th
Green Drinks China (GDC), with support from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai, will be organizing the 1-Year Anniversary of their Documentary Film Screening on Monday, February 25th from 6:30pm onwards, at Urbn Hotel,. Over the last 12 months at these events, GDC has screened 12 documentaries focused on different environmental and social issues. With support from Urbn Hotel and our audience, we not only managed to plant over 250 trees in Inner Mongolia in partnership with the Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project; but also hosted many active discussions that have influenced people’s behaviour.
The anniversary event will focus on the lifecycle of material goods and also touch upon the manufacturing industry in China with a spotlight on the textile industry through ‘China Blue’ – a documentary film directed by Micha Peled. The film screening will end with a panel discussion with Mr. Huub Buise, Consul to the Kingdom of Netherlands in Shanghai, a representative from a Dutch manufacturing company and a representative from a Chinese manufacturing company.
After a successful stint hosting Documentary Film Screenings at Urbn Hotels for the last one year, GDC now starts an entirely new series of events at Wujie (The Greenology Restaurant) in Xujiahui, Shanghai. These events are in close cooperation with Shanghai Veggie’s Club run by Annie Chen and Wujie. While the Urbn Film Screenings were in support of the Shanghai Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project (www.mtpchina.org), the funds from Wujie Film Screenings would be passed on to Shanghai Sunrise (www.shanghaisunrise.com), an organization that aims as well as works to assist those underprivileged students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend school.