Beijing Follows NYC Lead, Sorta

June 23, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing will follow NYC's lead, sorta, restricting car traffic on roads during certain periods. The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games are less than 2 months away. Beijing will ban vehicle traffic with odd and even-numbered license plates on alternate days from July 20th-Sept 20th. The hope is to improve air quality during the Games. Taxis, buses and emergency vehicles ...

Green Tote Bags the Rage in Fashion

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

My Bag - Use Me and Re-use Me - I'm not green but I could be. These are some of the inscriptions on tote bags that are popping up everywhere in Beijing, small shops to luxury malls. The Chinese government issued a ban on free plastic bags on June 1st, this year and in response, the Chinese shoppers have found ...

100 Million Flowers Around Beijing

June 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

I have no idea how many flowers 100 million are. I mean, what kind of space can that cover? Beijing will know. From June 20th, Beijing will start decorating the streets with some 100 million flowers. Out of a total of 2,000 types, 576 breeds of flowers were selected: 1. rose 2. pansy 3. morning glory

GreenPix – Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing

May 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

After seeing the green wall in Madrid I expected to see more and more walls being covered with plants, but this one does it as well. In China at the Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, they've created this massive and astounding self-sustaining color LED display wall that is completely powered with photovoltaic cells. They also claim that the GreenPix wall ...

Beijing Air Pollution : Marathon champ fears for his health

March 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

Haile Gebrselassie a 34 years old Ethiopian runner, the guy that managed to break over 25 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles, has recently declined going to the Beijing Olympics because of air pollution. The marathon champ who suffers from asthma told Reuters in a phone interview: “The pollution in China is a threat to my health and ...