Beijing families are "going green" in increasingly large numbers. Phoenix Tso from Agenda heard the collective cry for more green-friendly info, and went straight to the source: Beijing Energy Network. Key green crusaders told Tso their tips for making the world a little more earth-friendly:
CC Huang: If just 5% of the Chinese population buys one less piece of clothing each year, they can reduce 40 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Angel Hsu: If there is one thing Beijingers could do to be more ‘green’ is to cut down on their meat consumption – opt to not eat meat one day a week. Livestock, particularly cattle, are a major source of methane emissions, which are 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to global warming potential. The same goes with dairy.
Daniel Enking: Get an electric bike. First, they are fast, agile and have their own uncongested lanes. Second, they are relatively cheap and easy to maintain. Third, they use much less energy to get you from point A to point B than a car, therefore reducing your carbon emissions.
For the complete list of earth-saving tips and to find out more, click here.