Taiwan Church News
March 30 - April 5, 2015
Love Our Earth: Reduce Plastics, Avoid Waste And Eat Green
Reported by Chiu Kuo-rong
To promote the ecologically green consciousness and welcome the impending Earth Day 2015 on April 22, Taiwan Environmental Information Association(TEIA) holds a press conference with many NGO groups at National Taiwan Museum on March 26. Some internet-based cafeterias are also corroborated at site to present their daily vegetarian meals, encouraging people to eat green, reduce plastics and avoid waste.
Mr Chen Ray-bin, General Secretary of TEIA and being a Christian himself, urges the public to love our only planet - Earth - by eating green as it would reduce carbon-emission accordingly. In the mean time, through reducing the unlimited use of plastics and avoiding the unnecessary package waste, we can involve in the action to love our Earth in daily lives.
Mr Chen Jien-zhe, President of TEIA, hopes Taiwan society could restore the initial enthusiasm of environmental protection movement 45 years ago: love our Earth from the trivia things and stuffs in our daily lives. "There is only one planet. And we have only one chance to act and change our environment!", said Chen.
According to TEIA, Eat Green or being a vegetarian is a very positive way to love our Earth. When each non-vegetarian produces about 1,500 kilograms of CO2 per year; each vegetarian makes around 430 kilograms. The difference, about 1,007 kilograms of CO2, can sustain 82 trees per year. In other words, being a vegetarian can help plant 82 trees on our Earth in one year. And this would greatly help our fight against the threat of global warming for sure.
Translated by Peter Wolfe
In order to welcome the impending global Earth Day 2015, scheduled on April 22, Taiwan Environmental Information Association(TEIA) holds press conference urging Taiwan society to reduce plastics, avoid waste and eat green at National Taiwan Museum on March 26.
Photo by Chiu Kuo-rong