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Green February: Climate Change, Plastic Ocean, Vegan Lantern Party

By Feb 19, 2019 Community

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February, so green! So many local grassroots communities bringing events about environmental topics into our headspace this month, from a vegan Lantern Festival party to talks from Arctic explorers. Hit the jump to see all the greenery.

It's not a wholesome Lantern festival if there's no tangyuan or yuanxiao. Vegans of Shanghai is serving both at their Lantern party, which introduces and answers questions about the vegan lifestyle. Vegan fish salad on the menu, 100 lantern riddles hanging at the venue.

Climate change. Feiy.co, a Shanghai-based social platform, is hosting a workshop with the Climate Collage. They promise it will be fun — fun climate change! — and so they are serving free drinks. For a more intense and professional training on the subject, the two organizations have a one-day workshop to offer.

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A bona fide polar explorer is coming to Shanghai. The Consulate General of France in Shanghai is hosting a talk with Romain Troublé, the executive director of Tara Expeditions Foundation. Troublé has decades of experience in the poles, for science, sport and tourism, and has also participated in the discovery of frozen mammoths in Siberia. Not your usual Shanghai speaker.

Two film screenings. First is Green Drinks’ The Water Law (A Lei da Água), which highlights the current Brazilian water and deforestation crisis. That is followed by a short discussion with Maria Souza, a Brazilian social ecologist who has spent seven years in the Amazon.

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Second, Global Shapers Shanghai will be screening the 22 minute version of “A Plastic Ocean”. The screening is combined with a “Plastics are Forever” training, a kind of broad discussion group about sustainability in daily life.

For more hands-on experience with reducing plastic waste, the Zero Waste community returns this year with their one-day and two-day workshops. The #IamZeroWaste Workshop (400rmb-750rmb) contains insights on conscious living and a Zero Waste Essentials starter kit.

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