Go green on Earth Day

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Every year on April 22, over one billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more -- all on behalf of the environment.

Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world's population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. More>>

 >> Earth Day celebrations

R&S teams gathering for 45th Earth Day

On April 19, students from Roots and Shoots program of several international schools and local schools met in Beijing for the first time in The British School of Beijing. They played games and shared experiences in environmental protection to welcome Earth Day 2014. More>>

World Earth Day marked in E China 

To celebrate the World Earth Day which falls on April 22, children of Swan Kindergarten in Hefei put their handprints on a canvas calling for energy saving. More>>



Activities held in Nanjing to mark World Earth Day 

The Geological Museum of Nanjing held a series of activities on Sunday to mark the upcoming 45th World Earth Day, which falls on April 22. More>>

Earth Day Parade marked in Vancouver

"Youth 4 Climate Justice Now", a group of high school students, organized the annual Earth Day Parade in Vancouver, Canada, in order to bring government attention to the environmental issues and to do more to leave youth with a sustainable world to inherit. More>>

 >> China's green efforts

Draft amendment has polluters in its sights

Heavier punishments for polluters are advocated in a draft amendment to China's Environmental Protection Law which was submitted for its fourth reading on Apr. 21. More>>


Infographic: China's environmental protection efforts since 2013

China has received a lot of bad press recently for its environmental problems, but a lot has been going on to improve the situation. China.org.cn have created this special infographic to explain all the details. More>>


Chinese Premier urges energy saving, emission cut

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged further work on saving energy and reducing emissions. Li said that the environmental work and economic expansion shall be coordinated, because reducing production capacity creates huge business potential for new, green industries. More>>


China fights to combat water pollution

The State Council passed a five-year plan in 2011 aimed at ensuring the rural population has access to safe drinking water. By the end of next year, the Chinese government hopes to have solved drinking water problems for 298 million rural residents, according to the plan. More>>

 >> Chinese environmental heroes

Ma Jun takes on pollution

Ma Jun works with corporations to clean up their practices through digital databases and maps that show which factories violate environmental regulations across China. More>>

Yi Jiefang: Making the deserts bloom

Yi Jiefang has devoted her life to fulfilling her late son's last wish -- planting trees across China's deserts to give them a splash of green. More>>

Million-dollar sandman


Born and raised in Yulin on the edges of the Maowusu Desert in northwest China's Shaanxi province, Shi Guangyin reveals that his family moved nine times to avoid the storms. More>>

Huo keeps his eye on the Huaihe River


61-year-old Huo Daishan has shown what great things can be done by a single, ordinary citizen in protecting the Huaihe River and its surrounding people. More>>

 >> 10 Earth Day tips to save money

 Make your house more airtight


Use smart power strips


Upgrade refrigerator and air conditioner 


Get an electricity monitor 


Change light bulbs

Wash clothes in cold water


Buy a fuel efficient car 


Drive smarter 


Eat less meat


Buy less stuff 

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