点废成绿 Greening the Beige (GtB) is an eco-minded arts collective and not-for-profit community network dedicated to nurturing awareness of environmental issues. 点废成绿 GtB promotes and celebrates earth friendly artists and organizations in Beijing.


"Why are we being forced to choose between the economy and the environment? We tend to forget that without an environment we would not have an economy, as everything we consume and I mean everything comes from our environment."

~ Franke James (contemporary artist, photographer, writer)

The EcoChic Design Award

2014-04-15 00:00
EcoChic Design Award 2013 Semi-Finalist, An Yu

Cutting waste out of fashion:

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months.

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"The Road to Heaven"


To commemorate World Water Day, we continue our weekly focus on water management issues (click here to read previous posts).

Today, we take you on a journey to the Tibetan Plateau, also known as the "Third Pole" due to its headwaters of the drainage basins of most of the streams in surrounding regions. Its tens of thousands of glaciers and other geographical and ecological features serve as a "water tower" storing water and maintaining flow. The impact of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau is of intense scientific interest.[Wikipedia]

Beijing Organic Farmers' Market!

2014-04-19 11:00
Beijing Organic Farmers Market

Welcome to the Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market!

We are a “floating” market of venders selling organic fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, poultry, honey, cheese, jams, baked and dried goods.
We sell items at a different venue in Beijing each week.

DATE: Saturday, April 19, 2014
PLACE: Indigo Shopping Center, 1st Floor
AREA: Chaoyang District, Jiuxianqiao
TIME: 11:00-15:00
ADDRESS: No. 18, Jiuxianqiao Road, just south of Jiangtai Road
TELEPHONE: 010-84260680/64381888
MAP/DIRECTIONS: http://www.mobilenative.com/record.php?poi_id=8GQoa4Sr6w4%3D



MyH2O is one of the first online crowd-sourcing mapping platforms on water quality in China, designed to prompt water risk awareness, citizen activism and governmental response through independent reports of water quality.

China has long been troubled by water contamination. Continuous emissions from industry as well as heavy application of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides are the major contributors to the deteriorating water quality [1].

Volunteer Report: Environmental Interaction ( 环境世界的互动交流)

Matt Hope: The People's Power Light

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Beijing River Watch

Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park

As part of our World Water Day report series (click here to read previous posts), this week we'd like to call everyone's attention to Green Earth Volunteers' Beijing River Watch:

China’s water crisis - exemplified by scarcity and pollution - has been the subject of national and international concern for years, and Beijing can be seen as a microcosm of the larger national problem. As Zhang Junfeng stated in a recent interview, “Beijing’s story is the story of China. Beijing’s ecology can only support several million people, but the city is almost 20 million. China has the same problem.”

The 760-Billion-Yuan Plan: Can Money Buy Clean Air for Beijing? ( 北京治霾,可否又快又省? )

2014-04-16 19:30
Beijing Energy Network - official logo 2012

Dear BEN Friends,

Next Wednesday, we'll be having a Chinese-language lecture by Mr. Tao Guangyuan, Executive Director of the Sino-German Renewable Energy Cooperation Center who will discuss the question: Can Money Buy Clean Air? Join us at Abella for this interesting, challenging question and discussion in Chinese!

北京能源网络 北耳陶光远中德可再生能源合作中心, 执行主任
Beijing Energy Network presents Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

featuring Mr. Tao Guangyuan, Executive Director of Sino-German Renewable Energy Cooperation Center Deutsche Energie-Agentur

EcoAction in Sichuan

2014-05-01 00:00
EcoAction - Giant Panda Tour

Can Giant Pandas really return to the wild? What can we do to help them toughen up, completely shake off dependence on humans and integrate into a wild population? These are still questions for scientists to examine, as well as every single human being.

As travelers, can we really participate in those important amazing work? What has been done? And how we can spread positive impact?

To learn more, EcoAction invites you on an expedition this May that will raise questions about the limitations of breeding pandas in captivity. Get the chance to explore how human development needs and creating spaces for these animals to live freely according to their natural instincts coalesce.

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The Living Water Garden

The Living Water Garden (Chengdu, Sichuan)

To commemorate World Water Day, GtB is sharing good green news about water issues over the next 6 weeks (click here to read previous posts). Today we invite you to visit Betsy Damon's Living Water Garden, a 5.9 acre (2.4 ha) urban ecological park, free and open to the public, located in the middle of Sichuan province's capital city, Chengdu.

"In traditional Chinese culture, water quality is inextricably linked to health, and the idea of living water was unquestioned... Each day, 200 cubic meters of polluted river water move through a seven stage natural treatment system of various wetlands and emerge clean enough to drink. Though this amount of water is not enough to affect the river water quality as a whole, it serves as an effective demonstration project that would have lasting influence. The park also includes an environmental education center, several water features (including flow forms), and a refuge for wildlife. The entire park itself is designed to be in the shape of a fish, a symbol of regeneration in Chinese culture." [Betsy Damon, 25 Years On Water]

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Green-hearted Volunteers

Greening the Beige, an eco-minded arts collective, formed in Beijing, is on the lookout for new volunteers and VIP green players!

2014 - Team Positions

Management Team

GtB Charity Fund
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