Eco Design Fair 2016: Beat the Heat, 3-5 June 2016

Posted on | May 28, 2016 | No Comments

 

Eco Design Fair is a grass-roots community event to showcase eco-conscious lifestyle solutions and products to consumers. It is also the city’s first such initiative that provides the community with green tools to support restorative, environmentally-positive design and lifestyles.

This year’s theme strives to create an interactive experience revolving ‘heat’, its power to generate positive energy and innovation. Ultimately, drawing connections with pressing issues like over population & global warming.

EDF 2016 will be the hottest spot for visitors of all walks of life, to come discover the most innovative designs in a 360º immersive environment.

Let the eco-friendliness and passion for a better tomorrow within us burn bright this Summer!

‘Walk the Talk’: Seminars @ EDF2016

Green Initiatives, in collaboration with the team at Eco Design Fair 2016 would be organizing a series of seminars on healthy lifestyle, sustainable agriculture, conscious consumerism, etc.

The following guests will be sharing their insights with the community:

  • Kimberly AshtonChief Sprouting Officer, Sprout Lifestyle
  • Roger Mu, Founder, Farmonize
  • Rob Han, Founder, Refuture
  • Hanna Hallin, Sustainability Manager, H&M
  • Michelle YehFounder and CEO, myLOHAS 

Note: Seminars are open, and free to attend, as long as you have the EDF entrance ticket.

Location

Lafayette Art & Design Center

323 Fuxing Zhong Road, Huangpu Dt., Shanghai

Xintiandi, Line 10 Metro Exit 2

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Ride for good to the Eco Design Fair 4th June 2016

Posted on | May 25, 2016 | No Comments

In tandem with the Eco Design Fair 2016, an annual community event showcasing sustainable innovation and design in Shanghai, held this year on June 3-5th. GoodtoChina will hold a charity bike ride on June 4th. Come and enjoy the sports you love, scenic view in Shanghai, Eco Design Fair, and bringing hope to those around you!

 

 

Date: June 4th 2016

Meet: 10:00 am at 27Bike Club

Address: 27a 396 wulumuqi south road near Zhaojiabang road

Bring: your own bike and bike helmet and water bottle

Bike and Helmet rental available: RMB100 (Need to book at least 2 days in advance)

Sign up: https://247tickets.cn/tickets/ride-good-eco-design-fair

 

 

Join us!

This year we will ride to feed the homeless and students in Shanghai, through the Growing Healthy Cities project. This project grows year round nutritious vegetables, on Skyfarms and donates locally to those who are vulnerable and are at risk of nutritious food shortage.

When you sign up you can choose to donate to support this cool project that builds stronger and more resilient communities. We suggest 50 RMB this includes free entry to the Eco Design Fair.

 

The team from 27 Bike club will be leading the route.

Route: includes scenic view of Normandy building (武康大楼) Suzhou Creek(南苏州河) French Concession (法租界) Romantic Alley@ Wanping South Road (宛平南路上海最浪漫的弄堂)

Starts: 27a 396 wulumuqi south road -Jianguoxi lu- Wanpin south road- xingguo road-Huashan road- Zhengning Road- Xinzha Road- Kangdin road- Nansuzhou road- Huangpibei road- Xintiandi (Site of the Eco Fair)

Finishing point: Eco Design Fair at Lafayette Art & Design Centre

Total distance: approximate 18 Km

Any questions about the ride contact 27Bike Club Martin Voon

At Wechat: (pls scan Martin’s QR code below)

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After the Ride, enjoy:

Eco Designs

Live Performance

Interactive Art Installations

Stunning Eco Fashion Presentations

Creative Workshops

Engaging Seminars

Healthy Delicacies

and more…

 

 

骑车有益环保 一骑相约生态环保设计展

2016生态环保设计展将于6月3日-5日展出,在上海为大家展示可持续的创新和设计。伴随这场展览,GoodtoChina美好中国将举行慈善单车骑行活动。一起来参加吧!您不仅可以享受骑车运动的乐趣,欣赏上海的美丽风景,参观生态环保设计展,您还能为周围的人带去美好的希望!

 

活动日期:2016年6月4日

集合时间地点:上午10:00在27Bike能量单车俱乐部

地址:上海徐汇区乌鲁木齐南路396弄27号,近肇嘉浜路

备好:自行车、自行车头盔和水

提供单车和头盔出租:100元 (需提前2天预约

报名参与: https://247tickets.cn/tickets/ride-good-eco-design-fair

赶快加入我们,一骑上路!!!今年我们的环保骑行是透过“栽培健康城市”项目向上海无家可归的人们和学生们提供食物。这个项目在“天空农场”一年四季栽种优质营养的蔬菜,用来捐赠给当地弱势群体以及营养食物短缺的人。

 

当您加入骑行活动的时候,还可选择捐赠善款支持这个非常酷的项目,来帮助建设更强健、富有活力的社区。我们提议50元作为捐助参考,您献爱心的同时可以免门票参观生态环保设计展。

 

 

27Bike能量单车俱乐部的团队将作为领骑人员。

骑行路线:途经风景优美的武康大楼、南苏州河、法租界、宛平南路上海最浪漫的弄堂。

出发行程:乌鲁木齐南路396弄27号 — 建国西路 — 宛平南路 — 兴国路 — 华山路 — 镇宁路 — 新闸路 — 康定路 — 南苏州路 — 黄陂北路 — 新天地 (抵达生态环保设计展)

终点: 拉法耶艺术设计中心 生态环保设计展

全程:大约15公里

若有关于骑行活动的任何问题,请加微信联系Bike27能量单车的温国彪。

请扫以下温国彪的二维码:

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环保骑行后,还有展览的多样精彩等着各位!

生态设计

互动艺术展览

美艳的生态时装展示

引人入胜的研讨讲座

创意研习工作坊

健康的美味佳肴

现场表演

以及更多……

SAS students hands on sustainability learning at SkyfarmShanghai

Posted on | May 25, 2016 | No Comments

On Monday 25th April we welcomed 41 students from SAS International School’s Pudong campus to our Skyfarm at Anken Green.

 

Despite the light rain all were excited to see how the Skyfarm operates, and of course to get their hands into the soil itself.

 

A quick tour of the renovated factory building helped them to understand the importance of reducing our environmental impact and the ways that this can be done through clever building design.

 

On the rooftop itself, the students broke into 3 groups and moved through 3 stations with our Skyfarm educators: Composting, Soil and Planting, and finally Poetry.

 

At the Composting station, students learned about the food cycle and decomposition, how to make their own compost and what to put in it, and the importance of worms and other detritivores.

 

Out in the garden, they discussed different soil types and how to identify them, used trowels to mix compost into the existing soil and along the way encountered all the various insects and animals that naturally occur in a garden.

 

Each student then filled a small pot with the newly mixed soil and planted their choice of lettuce or coriander/cilantro seeds to take away home with them.

 

Finally, at the poetry station students worked with their teachers to express all that they had seen and how it made them feel.

 

Judging by the amount of writing we saw, we think the garden made a big impression!

上海美国学校学生在天台农场亲身动手学习可持续发展

4月25日星期一, 我们迎接了来自上海美国学校浦东校区的41个小朋友来到我们位于安垦绿色创意园的天台农场。

尽管飘着微微的小雨,大家都兴致盎然地想知道天台农场是怎么运作的,当然也期待着让他们的小手和土壤来个全接触。

在这座由老厂房改建的办公楼中进行一番游览,小朋友们知道了减少人类对环境的影响有多么的重要,也领略了通过哪些巧妙的建筑设计可以做到这点。

来到了屋顶上,小学生们分成了3组,加入天台农场教育工作者的3站式环节:堆制肥料,土壤和种植,诗歌创作。

在堆制肥料站,学生们了解了食物的循环和分解,放哪些东西自己来制作肥堆,以及蚯蚓和腐食性生物的重要性。

屋顶花园中,大家讨论了不同土壤的类型以及如何识别他们。然后用小铲子将堆肥和现有土壤混起来。在其间,和花园里各种昆虫和小动物们不期而遇。

每个小朋友将新拌的泥土装进盆栽,播下了自己选择的生菜或香菜种子,准备把它们带回家。

最后,小朋友们在诗歌站同老师们抒发了自己的所见所闻和所想。

从写下的诗句中我们看出,此次的田园之旅着实给小朋友们留下了深刻的印象!

AmCham Shanghai’s Earth Day Fair!

Posted on | April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

AmCham Shanghai’s Environmental Committee and GoodtoChina invite you to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22 from 14:00-17:00 at the Plaza at Shanghai Centre.

Held every year on April 22, Earth Day is a global movement that advocates environmental awareness and protection. It was first launched in 1970 and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

GoodtoChina will be presenting our ‘Grow healthier cities membership package’.

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AmCham Shanghai’s Earth Day is an opportunity to showcase businesses and organizations that employ technologies, products and services that address China’s environmental challenges. Enjoy the outdoor expo featuring companies and organizations with innovative environmental initiatives, network with like-minded peers, and participate in raffles and games to win environmentally-friendly prizes.

Event Type: Environmental Committee Event
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016, 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: The Plaza @ Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing Road West
上海商城户外广场 南京西路1376号
Cost: Member (RMB): 0.00
Non-Member (RMB): 0.00

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SCIENCE IN ACTION: CREATING ECO SYSTEMS AND GOOD SOIL FOR GOOD FOOD /  科学在行动:为收获良好的食物创建生态系统以及优质土壤。

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Blog from Concordia International School Shanghai
Recent Sky Farm transformation at Concordia International School Shanghai, 16 October 2015

博客之上海协和国际学校
在上海协和国际学校的空中农场大变身,2015年10月16日。

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During Earth Science Week 2015, Concordia International School Shanghai transformed their roof top garden into a Sky Farm. Good to China’s Sky Farm team led workshops throughout the day with junior and senior students. Engaging in hands on science as junior and senior science students put science into practice. Students learned about ecosystems, sustainability and were encouraged to pick and support a Sustainable Development Goal (recently released by the UN).

Students set up a series of long-term experiments, checked the suitability of their soil to grow their own nutritious vegetables through a series of experiments such as measuring pH, soil composition, bio diversity and more. They set up a specific area to monitor changes in soil according to different strategies to maintain soil texture and quality over the autumn and winter season. Students then set to work to improve soil content for immediate planting. With teams in place and fabulous names for each working team, students prepared their planting areas and planted the sky farm in teams according to Sky Farms rotational plan for nutritious and sustainable food. Each team will now maintain their personal garden plot and share their bounty with their community as it grows and produces great tasting, locally grown vegetables.

You can find this article also on our Blog “Shanghai Skyfarms“. There we explain also more about the concept of Skyfarms and publish weekly updates of our volunteer activities & events.

 

在2015年地球科学周期间,上海协和国际学校将他们的屋顶花园华丽转身成空中农场。GoodtoChina的空中农场团队为高二和高三年级学生开展了全天的研习班。让理科生们积极参与,把科学亲身运用到实践中去。同学们了解学习了生态系统、可持续发展,并受到鼓励去选择和支持一项可持续发展目标(已由联合国近期通过)。同学们建立了一系列长期实验,通过测试pH值、土壤成分、生物多样性之类的实验,检查了土壤是否适宜种植富含营养的蔬菜。他们还设立了一块特定的区域来检测土壤的变化,以根据不同的策略在秋冬季之间保持土壤的结构和质地。同学们随后开始去改善土壤成分以立即种植。在确立了各自的团队以及起好了漂亮的队名后,照空中农场的轮作计划,同学们着手准备了他们各自的种植区域,为要在空中农场可持续地种上营养价值高的食物。从现在起,每个队都会维护他们各自的菜地,而且会慷慨地将当地出产的美味蔬菜和他们的社区团体一起分享。

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