Friday, June 6, 2014

Chinese Animation "Green" about being Environmentally Conscious


June 5th is World Environment Day.

"Green" is an animation from a group of organizations affiliated with the United Nations: Hong Kong Federation of Women; the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF); and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

This is an all-star production, though you wouldn't know it unless you lived in China. The animation was directed by Du Jiayi, a well-known Chinese director. UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for China Zhou Xun sang in the animation. She is a famous Chinese actress and singer, sort of the Chinese Angelina Jolie. She was named a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for China in 2008 with a special focus on promoting environmental sustainability.

Anyway, for those interested, this is an interesting glimpse at something completely different. It shows that our environmental concerns are recognized in China.

There is something very sincere about this video. Note all the heavyweights giving introductions. These folks are making a real effort to make a difference.

This is the first time I've tried embedding a video from China. It appears to have worked well, but it seems to take a moment to gear up and download, so thanks for your patience. As long as it is not Communist propaganda, I have no problem helping them to spread the word about a subject they (and perhaps you) take so seriously. This blog takes no political positions in that regard. The video is what it is, an interesting animation, which is appropriate for this blog.

There are subtitles, but I believe this is pretty understandable without them or, for that matter, the Chinese narration. You get the picture - Green is good.

And in any event, this is a real glimpse into a completely different world.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers some opening remarks.


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