China Green published by the Asia society (http://asiasociety.org/) is an informative and dynamic website that provides an extensive range of media about China’s environmental challenges.
The home page of the website provides a menu of key topics including: Energy & Climate, Land & Urbanisation, Life & Health, NGOs & Civil Society, Pollution, Tibetan Plateau and Wildlife. Each one of these topics opens a page containing information, videos and links which could be used to explore topics in Geography , HSIE and science and to address the national cross curricular priorities of sustainability and Asia. Below are descriptions of a few of the many resources on this uesful website
- Air & Water http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinagreen/category/air-water/An interactive video which highlights pollution in some major world cities including New York, Shanghai and Beijing
- A Story of Invisible Water http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinagreen/invisible-water-long/A documentary that tells the story of an environmental disaster through the eyes of 3 farmers of Hebei province
- At Desert’s Edge http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinagreen/at-deserts-edge/This video records the collaborative efforts of NGOs, locals, and the government to halt desertification by establishing plantations of trees as barriers .
- The Melt http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinagreen/feature-the-melt/ A short video and an accompanying panel images of glaciers reveal the effect of global warming on the Glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau in a striking visual form .
- Don’t Cry, Three Gorges http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinagreen/dont-cry-three-gorges/This film documents the work and life of Liu Gujun, who heads up the Wanzhou River Cleaning Unit. Liu Gujung sold his small business and started a river cleaning team who work to collect the floating garbage that is polluting the waters of the Yangtze River.