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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.

GREEN QUOTE OF THE DAY

"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)

Beijing's Green Skies

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Good Morning Grayjingers!

This one goes out to you.
Keep your heads up.

Will Beijing’s Blue Skies Turn Gray This Year?

(via WSJ.com: China Real Time Report on 1/25/10)

In a presentation before Beijing’s municipal legislature Monday, Mayor Guo Jinlong said that this year’s target for days with good or excellent air quality will be 73%. That works out to 266 days—19 days below the actual number of 285 so-called “blue skies” reached last year.

--Associated Press

Beijing is aiming for 73% blue sky days this year.

But residents of the capital need not get too gloomy about his forecast: the target doesn’t necessarily represent a retreat.

In fact, Beijing consistently low-balls predictions. Last year’s blue-sky target was 71%, or 259 days, well below the actual number of blue days. This year’s prediction falls in line with that trend...

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