The Green Long March
How did you spend your summer vacation? In China, more than 5,000 students spent it on their feet, participating in the Green Long March – the country’s largest student conservation movement – traveling a cumulative 2008 kilometers and engaging thousands in environmental dialogue along the way. (We think it sounds a lot like the summer our friends on the Big Green Bus have had … only without the bus.)
Our Earthkeeper Hero Agent 350 shared his experiences with the Green Long March in a recent blog post and also in the following video. You don’t need to understand Chinese to be able to see and hear the enthusiasm in the students participating on the march; they’re optimistic, energetic, and clearly committed to their effort to preserve the environment.
We live in a marvelous, modern age of technology – technology that has its place and plays a critical role in countless initiatives underway to help stem global warming. But campaigns like the Green Long March remind us that positive, powerful change can also come, more simply, from putting one foot in front of another.
Congratulations to the Green Long Marchers on a successful journey … and for making the most of their summer break.