v Focus on Low-Carbon Lifestyle

THE Chinese government has announced that by 2020, the country's carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will be reduced by 40 to 45 percent from the 2005 levels. Individual Chinese are also gaining stronger awareness about saving energy, with groups like the "Low-carbon Tribe" being formed to promote eco-friendly lifestyle. CRI invites guests from China and the United States for a video discussion.

Video Report: Better Environment, Better You

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    • Ask Your Questions
    - What are the components of a low-carbon lifestyle?
    - What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint?
    - What's being done to popularize low-carbon living?
    - What are the business opportunities?
    - What are the current trends in low-carbon design?
    - What needs to be done to make cities greener?
    - What policies can be implemented?
    - What are China and the US doing in this regard?

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    Guests in Beijing Studio
    Philip McMaster
    Principal researcher and co-founder of the McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce.
    Dongmei Chen
    Ms. Dongmei Chen joined WWF in Jan. 2006 as the director of Climate Change and Energy Programme.
    Guests in Los Angeles
    Yilan (Heidi) Luo
    Vice President of IMS, an int'l business company which promotes environment friendly packaging.
    Jill Whynot
    Jill Whynot has extensive experience working in the air pollution field.
      CRI Host
    Photos from the Studio

    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Saving our planet requires just small changes in our daily lives. You are invited to add more low-carbon tips and share your energy-saving experiences with us.

    - Stop using plastic bags; - Take your own bags when you go shopping;
    - When shopping, choose locally-produced goods; - Go to work by bus or bicycle, or share a car with your neighbors;
    - Reduce times of air travel; - Bring your own bottle with you when you travel;
    - Put empty tins and bottles in recyclable bins; - Recycle paper;
    - Reduce the use of paper; - Use low-energy light bulbs;
    - Switch appliances off when not in use; - Leave lights off at night;
    - Only wash your clothes when dirty. Wash them in cold water. Add your low-carbon tips.

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