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Embrace Sustainability, and Be a Smarter Manufacturer

Embrace Sustainability, and Be a Smarter Manufacture

As a global community we recognize that we must grapple with the pressing challenges of deteriorating environmental quality and energy scarcity. This is not just a moral issue anymore. For example, the private sector increasingly realizes that taking on environmental stewardship and energy efficiency also increases their market competitiveness in the long term.

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  • Urban

    Widening the horizon of Energy Performance Contracting in China

    A model approach for improving quality of life without increasing carbon emissions

    On a chilly February day three years ago, a team from the US-China Partnership for Climate Action (PCA) program surveyed a rubble-strewn, weed-choked square. Vacant since the demolition of the faded Yangzhou Hinge Factory, it was hard to imagine the site, tucked into a rundown community, could once again become a vibrant place. But such was the purpose of those visiting that day.

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  • Environmental NPO Capacity Building Program in South China

    Community Engagement Makes Collaboration Possible

    Community Engagement Makes Collaboration Possible

    On May 6 2013, New Life, a local environmental organization in Guangzhou, China, published an open letter to Guangzhou Sewage Plant on their official microblog account. The letter drew attention from many mainstream media including TVB HK, Macau Asia Satellite TV, Southern Daily, Yangcheng Evening News, Guangzhou Daily, and TVS, and stirred a heated discussion on the effectiveness on the river sewage disposal process in Guangzhou. The letter was well received by the Sewage Plant, which later replied with an open letter recognizing New Life's efforts in river water quality monitoring and clarifying their responsibilities and approaches to address the issue.

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  • Sustainable Education

    A Small Step Makes Difference

    The Man Who Plants Hope: How cultivating champions leads to replication and scale up of successful practices

    Wu, in his early forties, looks young and energetic, but never aggressive. His goal has never been to gain fame among his peers; he is genuinely passionate about his career and the goal of better education for children. Luo Liqun, Director of Education Office at Guanlan, Shenzhen, once called Mr. Wu "one of the outstanding models for Guanlan's education workers."

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  • Other Stories

    Sichuan

    Rebuilding After the Sichuan Earthquake

    ISC is helping people in Sichuan use the devastating 2008 earthquake as an opportunity to rebuild thoughtfully and sustainably, explore ways they can live and work in better harmony with their natural surroundings, use fewer resources, and build healthier and more resilient communities for future generations.

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