Responsible Tourism: Green Drinks February Forum @ Arup Associates
- 13-02-2014 18:30 - 21:00
- Arup Associates, Shanghai
Eco-tourism has become the new buzz – you can stay in eco-lodges built from recycled material, carbon-offset your flights or volunteer with elephant shelters. But are all of these ‘ecotourism’ efforts really minimising your impact on the environment and supporting local communities?
Green Drinks China February Forum at Arup Associates on Thursday, 13th February, 18.30 – 21.00 hrs aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to ensure your next trip is both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
- 18.15 – 19.15: Drinks & Networking
- 19.15 – 20.00: Introduction & Presentations
- 20.00 – 20.30: Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 20.30 – 21.15: Lucky Draw, More Networking & Drinks
Rui Wang is the Voluntourism Manager at Chiheng Foundation. Rui gained her MBA in Hospitality in France and worked for various hotel groups and hospitality consulting firms in Europe and Hong Kong before she took over Chi Heng’s Voluntourism program in 2012. Chi Heng Voluntourism is designed to promote awareness of the plight of AIDS-impacted children, to develop and support supplemental education for AIDS-impacted children and women, and eventually contributing to the local community in the long-term.
Jane Shen was born in Shanghai, graduated in East China Normal University. She spent 3 years in South Africa, learning Ecotourism and Wildlife Management while working in a nature reserve. After working in a 5-star Game Lodge she got a certificate in Field Guiding, she was impressed by the field guide system of South Africa and found it as a good tool for ecotourism.
Now as a Tourism Planning Consultant of Shanghai Prospect Investment Consultancy, she advises Chinese Government on local tourism development. Meanwhile as the Environmental Education Program Manager of Shanghai Wild Bird Society, she has also been long involved in Shanghai Nature Guide Training Program, which is committed to build a local Chinese nature guide system.
Have you ever wondered what impact your purchasing decisions are having on the environment and society? Do you want to make better-informed choices that are both ethical and environmentally sustainable?
Green Initiatives’ six-part ‘Conscious Consumption’ series will explore current consumption practices and the steps we can all take as individuals to ensure we consume sustainably. The series, proudly supported by Arup Associates Shanghai, will feature a number of local Shanghai speakers, with a particular focus on providing you with local knowledge and tips.