Earth Day 2015 @ American Cultural Center, USST
- 22-04-2015 15:00 - 18:00
- American Culture Center, Shanghai
Earth Day celebrations are back at The American Cultural Center (ACC) at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). Building on the success of previous years and considering that a large number of students are shortly graduating, the key focus of this event would be social entrepreneurship and careers in the environmental sector.
Green Initiatives will also take this opportunity to launch a limited-period Clothing Collection Drive on the USST Campus, as part of The Fiber Project.
- 15.00-15.15: Brief opening. Introduction by Jennifer Tarlin, Director, American Culture Center & Nitin Dani, Director, Green Initiatives
- 15.15-15.30: Careers in the Environmental Sector (talk by Nitin Dani, Director, Green Initiatives)
- 15.30-16.15: Introduction to Social Enterpreprenuership & Starting Your Own Social Enterprise (talk by Nick Lim)
- 16.15-16:30: Fiber Project Introduction & Clothing Drive Launch (brief presentation by Jaime Tam)
- 16.30-17.00: Q&A/Discussion with students / Snacks Break
- 16.30-17.30: Origami/Recycling, Air Quality Testing + Organic Gardening Workshops
- 17.30-18.15: Waking the Green Tiger - Film Screening
- 18.15-18.30: Event Conclusion by Jennifer Tarlin
About Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year. The April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations in 2009. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.
About The American Culture Center
The American Culture Center promotes learning and cultural exchange between China and the United States by supporting programs, exhibits and public events that highlight the contributions of American scholars, musicians, scientists and other people of accomplishment in the arts and sciences. The American Culture Center supports the University’s developing programs in global education by offering artistic, scholarly and scientific programming and by linking scholars in different areas of the university who share a common interest in research, development, and teaching related to the United States.
About the Film - The rise of a Green Movement in China
Waking the Green Tiger is a feature documentary from Face to Face Media, the award winning team that created Nuclear Dynamite, the story of the environmental movement in America.
Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary and unprecedented campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze river in the high mountains of southwestern China.
Featuring astonishing archival footage never seen outside China, and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also tells the story of Chairman Mao’s determination to conquer nature in the name of progress. Millions of people were mobilized in campaigns that reshaped China’s landscape, destroyed lakes, marshes, forests and grasslands, unleashed dust storms, and stifled science. For fifty years the idea was instilled in succeeding generations that nature must serve the people. Critics of this approach were silenced for years.
To support the project or read more about the film visit this link.
This event is only for students.