What places come to mind when we think about sustainability or social responsibility...California? Scandinavia? China?
Well maybe not China, right? It's not the place people associate with being green. From the world's most polluted cities, unsafe drinking water and food, and consumerism straining resources, the image isn't totally unfounded. But, like with much of China, scratching beneath the surface reveals something much different.
In major urban centers like Shanghai a grassroots movement is changing the face of sustainability and social responsibility. Much like Mao's "Little Red Book", which changed the face of Chinese society over 60 years ago, this "Little Green Blog" aims to show how individuals are changing the image of China today. I'll write about everything from smaller companies focussing on sustainability to people on the street doing the right thing.
It's time for people to see China as more than just an economic dynamo, rapidly expanding at the expense of everything else. We are not competing in a zero-sum game...every side can win.