Green Initiatives Annual Gathering + Social Impact Mixer

  • 15 January 2021
  • 18:30 - 22:00
  • Kinetic Space, Shanghai

Join Green Initiatives for our Annual Gathering as we celebrate our 12th year in China, and bring our community together to support each other and celebrate life through music. It's an opportunity for us all to (re)connect with each other, and show our gratitude to those around us for bringing us this far.

“Social change begins with personal change. We can’t shift systems without shifting ourselves. Without an honest,  uncompromising, objective appraisal of ourselves and inventory of our behaviors.” (The Rich Roll Podcast)

A difficult year has just passed. A new year has just begun. It's winter. And it's Shanghai - wet, cold and often, gloomy. Could there be a better time to celebrate and support each other? And through some lively, heartwarming, Celtic music?

Event will start with a motivational talk by Gerald Renger, musician and life coach, followed by live Celtic Music by our friends around the globe. And yes, there will be some light snacks and drinks to toast and celebrate. Join us to meet other like-minded folks in the Shanghai community, and make it an evening to remember.

GI Journey in Brief

Green Drinks China (GDC) organized its very first monthly eco-networking event at the URBN Hotel, China's first carbon neutral hotel. Began curating monthly sustainability forums with experts on a wide range of environmental topics.

Green Drinks rebranded to Green Initiatives. Focus on being more action-oriented + impact-focused, driven largely by the community.

Launched Shanghai’s first e-waste and textile waste recycling projects for the community. Winner of AmCham’s “Most Innovative Nonprofit”

Celebrates 10-year anniversary at URBN Hotel Shanghai, the very place it all first began.

Announce transition into a social enterprise at 11-year anniversary. Begin new phase of environmental journey in China & India. Share about Seeds of Change as a community-platform to accelerate wellbeing.

Another year gone by, celebrating community through Celtic music. Shares updates on GI and Seeds of Change past and future.

About the Musicians

The Celty's is a collective of musicians playing traditional Celtic music in Shanghai and providing an experience of the Celtic culture through music and dances. Since 2016, year of the band creation, The Celtys have been performing in Shanghai on many stages and bars.

For this very special concert for Green initiatives,7 members of the collective will join and provide a test of FEST NOZ a traditional gathering from Brittany (West coast of France) where people join and dance in rounds all the night.

For this concert an experienced dancer will be showing the steps so everyone can follow. It is a concert for all the family.

About the Speaker

Gerald is a German engineer by education, a passionate change leadership coach and performing artist. Living in Germany, Australia and now Shanghai has allowed him to work with leaders from Europe, the US, China, Japan, Australia, Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and more.

After his Engineering PhD in Chemnitz Gerald started working for Daimler in Stuttgart in 1991 and soon became member in Dieter Zetsche’s change management team. That’s when he began to study change, leadership coaching, group dynamics, and psychology. He had the invaluable opportunity to directly learn from most advanced scolars like Edgar H. Schein, David Kantor, Larry Hirschhorn, Wolfgang Looss, Hans Jellouschek, Claus Otto Scharmer, Matthias Varga von Kibed, Richard Timel and more.

Partners & Sponsors

We sincerely appreciate the following organizations for their in-kind support of the event.


  • 18:30-20:30 Registrations & Networking
  • 19:00-19:30 Celtic Music, Drinks & Networking
  • 19:15-19:30 Event introduction
  • 20:00-20:30 Celtic Music, Drinks & Networking
  • 20:30-20:45 Talk by Life Coach, Gerald Renger, Founder, deloop Asia
  • 21:00-21:45 Celtic Music, Drinks & Networking

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Event Details

15 Jan 2021 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Kinetic Space, Jingan Kerry Center Tower 1, 3F, 1515 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Jingan Temple Metro Line 2/7, Exit 6