Posted on | February 10, 2015 | No Comments
Happy New Year
Spring is approaching, and the cold weather will soon be behind us. The Jiashan Skyfarm is flourishing, and we have been working hard to prepare the Skyfarm for spring planting. We have been nurturing the composter: which Is now producing some nutritious soil. We built some small greenhouses to encourage the winter crops and successful growth of radish, lettuce, and pak choi : all of which are doing great. We are expecting to harvest at end of January. Following this we are hoping for some strawberries! For our SkyFarm members, I hope you managed to get a taste of a tangerine from our trees as these were quite sweet this year!
Plots are now available for 2015
Members please connect directly with Francesca and let her know your plans for 2015.
If you are interested in growing your own vegetables, joining a gardening community, in the centre of shanghai then we would be delighted to hear from you.
You can contact [email protected] for the application form and more information about participation and process in the community garden.
You can sign up for a One-year subscription, tools are available, together with the knowledge and the support of a volunteer group. You can check here http://jiashan-skyfarm.tumblr.com/ for some information and details about what we have been doing in past months, and to see the garden.
If you would like to come and check it out for yourself then we are usually up on the rooftop on Saturday mornings. If you are making a special journey then check in with us to ensure someone is there.
We find that its always good to garden with a friend, so check with your friends family to see who would like to also come along. We are looking forward to enlarge our urban gardeners community. So get in contact soon. Spring planting starts now so don’t miss this season. Get on board now… Looking forward to hearing from you! The Jiashan Skyfarm gardeners.
Posted on | January 24, 2015 | No Comments
Good to China 在屋顶花园上组织学校参观活动。这个项目的设计初衷在于鼓励孩子们投入并热爱更健康的环境与生活方式。
我们提供一处屋顶花园开展校园参观活动，以此鼓励学生们倡导健康生活方式，亲身实践城市农耕，共同建设绿色城市。我们将结合场地的一切元素，带领学生们参观一处自我循环可持续运作的建筑，并解释绿色屋顶的好处，通过进行一个城市农耕的小讲堂教给学生们在家也能践行可持续生活方式的方法。为了让同学们能够在课后延续学习、实践并种植自己的食物，在每次行程之后，学生们都会得到Good to China 的“一盆黑金”。学生们可以把含有种子的花盆带回家，走出建设自己小农场的第一步。
关于我们：Good to China 是一个社会企业，为社会革新与可持续发展提供定制的解决方案，从而鼓励塑造从资源浪费型、具有潜在危害的行为转向健康而有生态意识的行为的转变典范。我们建立系统的机制来鼓励并引导人们来帮助完成这些目标。
09:15 GoodtoChina 团队的成员之一将带领参观安垦厂房并介绍屋顶花园以及它在可持续实践中的重要作用
As a way to engage students on healthier living, urban farming and greener cities, we offer school tours at one of our Sky farms locations. Combining all elements of the location, we tour through a sustainable building, explain the benefits of green roofs and conduct a workshop on urban farming and ways that each student can live more sustainably at home. As a way to continue learning, experimenting and growing their own food, at the end of each tour, students receive Good to China’s Pot of Black Gold. Students can take the seeded pot home and kick-start their own urban farm.
About Us:Good to China is a social enterprise that designs custom solutions for social innovation and sustainability to encourage a paradigm shift from wasteful and potentially harmful behavior towards healthy and conscious behavior. We create systems to engage and educate people to support these goals.
Location: Anken Green
Centrally located in Shanghai’s Jing An District, Anken Green is a renovated mixed-use warehouse that lies adjacent to the Suzhou Creek. Anken Green is committed to the implementation and promotion of energy efficient practices and environmentally sensitive design.
Posted on | January 22, 2015 | No Comments
请帮助我们更好地了解如何更有效地倡导支持更好更健康的生活方式 我们非常希望了解您为了达到一个更高质量更健康的生活方式，现在有正在做什么吗？或者需要了解什么？ 我们现在设计了一份简单的问卷调查，想要了解一下有关上海可持续发展的问题，希望您能帮助我们填写一下！非常感谢！ 随着污染程度不断地刷新纪录，我们的城市生活也越来越不健康。其中，影响着我们日常生活的重要一个问题就是低质量的空气。这个是我们生活质量的决定性因素之一，而且影响着我们对工作生活地点的选择。现在严重污染的空气是政府部门和许多世界领袖的棘手难题。 请帮助我们了解政府和企业们如何可以更好的倡导一个更健康的生活方式，解决一些现有的污染问题，让整个城市的发展可持续！ GoodtoChina团队在此对你表示衷心感谢！ 这是问卷链接：http://www.sojump.com/jq/3225037.aspx
Help us to understand how we can further support better and healthier life qualities in major chinese cities such as Shanghai. With Pollution levels hitting record levels and urban environments reaching non – sustainable levels. One area that is affected by so many of our daily activities is the lack of good Air. This is a key quality of life factor and influences choices on where to work and live. Current health damaging levels are causing crisis management for governments and many of the worlds leading companies. Help us to understand better how governments and city planners can support healthier lifestyles. Thanks in advance from the GoodtoChina team. Go to this link: http://www.sojump.com/jq/3288404.aspx
Posted on | June 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Sustainable Shanghai – The Market
June 21, 11am – 6pm
Andaz Xintiandi, 88 Songshan Road, Shanghai
Enter Courtyard from Huangpi Nan Road and Taicang Road
We are very excited to launch Sustainable Shanghai – The Market on June 21, 2014 from 11am to 6pm at the courtyard of the Andaz Hotel. This new market connects the people of Shanghai to companies, brands, and farmers who support sustainable business practices.
Healthy living is a concern for many people in China, so Sustainable Shanghai – The Market is offering a solution; there will be the Shanghai farmer’s market with local and organic produce, environmentally-conscious brands and designers, Andaz executive chef and other foodies to prepare delicious locally sourced seasonal dishes, with nutrition tips and samples, activities for children, and plenty of opportunities to learn about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This will attract Shanghai natives and expats alike who share a common interest in safe and sustainable lifestyles.
Andaz is Hyatt’s new collection of contemporary, 5 star boutique-inspired hotels, and the first Andaz in Asia is located in Xintiandi—a landmark entertainment area in the heart of downtown Shanghai. Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai is a short walk to the Metro (Line 1 South Huangpi Road Station) and the prestigious Huai Hai Zhong Road, one of Shanghai’s premier shopping areas.
Sustainable Shanghai – The Market brought to you by:
GoodtoChina designs solutions for social innovation and sustainability to encourage a paradigm shift from non-sustainable behavior towards sustainable and healthy behavior. We tackle urban sustainability challenges by creating opportunities for change through systems and education tools.
The Eco Design Fair emphasizes eco-responsible design products and designers, and draws national attention to Shanghai’s unique intersection of art, commerce, and sustainability. Started in 2008, the Eco Design Fair is the ﬁrst such initiative in the city to provide the community the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and be part of a growing eco-conscious movement in Shanghai. Founded by Sherry Poon, key organizers now include Wobabybasics, bambu, FINCH, SHE Advisory, lcdc, GoodtoChina, ARTSpring and M2 Communications.
Posted on | April 15, 2014 | No CommentsWho: Anyone and everyone who likes to bike and wants to be ‘good to China’
When: 3 rides
We meet at 10.30 am, 11.30 and 12.30, April 20 2014. Please be on time.
Where: The ride starts at Eco Village: 485 Fenglin Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031,
ends at Eco Design Fair：Shanghai Gongyi Xintiandi, No.105 West Puyu Rd., 2F Building 10, Huangpu Dist., Shanghai, 200011
Why: Raise awareness of “eco fun transport” and raise money for “Farm in a Box” a nutritious sustainable food source for orphans in residence.
Organizers: Good to China, Eco Design Fair
Media partners: Lohas and Economy
Give: We will support the “Farm in a Box” project to provide orphans with a sustainable and nutritious food source. We ask that you give what you can to help these great kids and project.
a)best eco message on a bike
b) best bike
c) most fun dressed individual
d) most creative group
e) most creative family
A Specialized ladies bike: Myka Elite for the best eco message on a bike
One year Lohas subscription for most fun dressed and best bike
Enzyme Drinks for most creative group
Urban farming starter kit for most creative family
Urban transport pollution is an increasing health issue and contributes significantly to global climate change, the biggest environmental challenge of the 21st century. Major cities in China are challenged to manage the escalating numbers of new cars on the road each month. Urban environments require sustainable transport solutions that both reduce pollution (air & noise), support livable environments and promote healthy activities.
Biking is a healthy, non-polluting, trendy and practical option of urban transport that contributes to sustainable, healthy urban environments. Therefore we need local governments and businesses to support the move towards biking centric cities.
Be the change and join this year’s critical mass bike ride on April 20, 2014 . Get your family, friends and colleagues involved as well to have fun, cycle across the city and raise awareness about pollution and healthy living.
Raising funds for “Farm in a Box” to grow healthy and nutritious food for orphans in residence.
If you would like to contribute then there are different ways to do this:
1.If you have something that is new that you have not used or opened and that you would like to donate, for re-sale, all sales profit will be donated to our Farm in the Box initiative: please bring all donations to the Collection point at Square Grocery, Eco Village at 485 Fenglin RD any time between : 10:00 – 18:00 from now until 20th April. All times will be for sale on the 20th April please come and see what small gift you might like to buy
2.We will have free water bottles at Eco Village donated by Eco and More: these water bottles are free for you to take and we welcome you to do this in addition we encourage you to donate to our charity. We suggest 50 RMB per bottle.
3.There will be food available and a BBQ all profit will be donated to our Farm in a Box Initiative
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