I’m in China now and amongst other things planning a new Chinese environmental book. I’ve made some great new contacts and found out about important projects like Green Choice Beijing.
Every hotel has an environmental notice, with English translations that are varied and often amusing, and the need for environmental action is starting to reach public consciousness. This is exciting, because China is developing fast. Air pollution is quite evident, for one thing, and the use of water and energy is growing. I heard of an initiative to set air-conditioners at 26 degrees, which is one of those great, simple rules of thumb that we could adopt easily, too.