Posted on | May 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Eco Design Fair 2016: Beat the Heat, 3-5 June 2016
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 Ashton, Chief Sprouting Officer, Sprout Lifestyle
- Roger Mu, Founder, Farmonize
- Rob Han, Founder, Refuture
- Hanna Hallin, Sustainability Manager, H&M
- Michelle Yeh, Founder and CEO, myLOHAS
Note: Seminars are open, and free to attend, as long as you have the EDF entrance ticket.
Lafayette Art & Design Center
323 Fuxing Zhong Road, Huangpu Dt., Shanghai
Xintiandi, Line 10 Metro Exit 2
Posted on | May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Ride for good to the Eco Design Fair 4th June 2016
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)
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)
After the Ride, enjoy:
Interactive Art Installations
Stunning Eco Fashion Presentations
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
Posted on | May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on SAS students hands on sustainability learning at SkyfarmShanghai
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!
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’.
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
|Cost:||Member (RMB): 0.00
Non-Member (RMB): 0.00
Posted on | October 28, 2015 | Comments Off on 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。
Blog from Concordia International School Shanghai
Recent Sky Farm transformation at Concordia International School Shanghai, 16 October 2015
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.
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