Green Camel Bell

 

Gansu “Green Camel Bell” is an Environment Protection and Development Center and its mission is Protecting Environment in West China. Green Camel Bell (GCB), the first Non-governmental environmental protection organization in Gansu, was formally established on 4th, November, 2004. It aims to protect and to restore the continuing deteriorated ecological environment in West China. Since it’s establishment, GCB has played active role in setting environment crisis, carrying out public environment education, promoting environment organizations in high schools, training environment volunteers and so on. Their vision is Green mountains, Clear Water, Blue Sky, Man and Nature in Harmony. GCB works in Gansu Province, leaded by equal, pragmatic, participatory, creative values. GCB works on fields as Environmental Education and Communication, Community Development, Water Resources Protection, Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Grassland Conservation, Volunteer Development and Grassland Management. The fields of their researches and training are: First two Saiga antelope horn market researches, Environmental education in Minqin, Antelope Tour Training, Construct Lanzhou environment education base and Public education in Lanzhou Zoo.

Strategic Plan (2010-2014)

  • Conduct public environment education, sponsor volunteers organization, promote public participation in environment protection.">
  • Focus on ecological and environmental problems in typical regions. Improve regional eco-environment by demonstration and setting good examples.
  • Encourage social supervision in the solution of water pollution and in protecting the water resource safety.
  • Strength the organization construction and improve team innovation capability to achieve sustainable development of the organization.
  • Establish cooperation and communication mechanisms to strengthen the experiences exchanges among different civil organizations.

 

Current Projects:

  • Nature conservation and community development projects: Gansu Water Environment Project was launched in July, 2006 under the funding of Pacific Environment, and now is in the implement of Phase III. This Project aims to raise public awareness of the water pollution in Yellow River, and the conservation and utilization of water resources; and to encourage the social supervision in the solution of water pollution and in protecting the water resource safety; to promote the disclosure of environmental information in water area.
  • Eco-agriculture demonstration project was launched in 2008 under the funding of the second session of the China Development Marketplace Project¨, World Bank. This project is in Huining, which is representative of Gansu Loess Plateau arid regions and will focus on drought, salinity, pesticides and fertilizers pollution and poverty problems. In order to achieve environmental protection and livelihood improvement, it demonstrates and promotes drought-resistant and saline-alkali organic crops, and encourages the construction of farmer organizations which facilitates farmers to become market participants.
  • Post-earthquake reconstruction was carried out in Zhongmiao, Wen Country, Gansu, which is most serious area of Gansu hit in “5.12″ large earthquake. By promoting grass brick house, eco-toilets and other eco-building, GCB helps local victims alleviate the pressure of post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation while protecting local ecological environment. We are scheduling the projects of livelihood restoration, organic agriculture, eco-tourism, and disaster prevention and mitigation in the future in order to reconstruct a sustainable develop community.
  • Nature University: Nature University is a virtual community environmental university, aimed at training qualified personnel by self-help. It encourages community residents participating in field surveys, which offers residents opportunities to face directly with environment problems. People could learn more about the surround nature and concern about the change, better or worse. We also hope the participants could cherish, appreciate and love natural life, and furthermore, to participate in the solution activities of environmental pollution. We arrange following activities, including but not limited to: hiking, bird-watching, walking along the Yellow River, planting trees, cleaning the community, visiting the sewage treatment plant and investigating the landfill plants.
  • Purpose of Green Travel. Stimulate citizens and enterprises to participate in environment protection and improvement: to raise public awareness of good ambient air quality and public conscious of the air quality improvement; to urge the enterprises take responsibilities they should bear in environment protection and improvement; to promote the legislation improvement of environmental policies and regulations; to promote the ecology technology improvement of vehicles and fuels; to encourage green travel. In 2009, GCB, China Association for NGO Cooperation, and Environmental Defense continue to implement free bicycle rental and to promote “green travel” in Lanzhou, and also, to carry out the searching of “Green Travel Daren” and so on.
  • Environment educations in Lanzhou Zoo aim at improving public’s knowledge of wild animals and awake their awareness of wild animals protection. Volunteers introduce to the visitors the wild animals and the way to protect them. We hope more and more people will join us in wild animal protection. It’s now the fixed event of GCB in Labors Day and National Day.
  • Grassland protection in Maqu, Gansu.
  • Farming co-operatives.
  • Women’s cultural activity groups.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.gcbcn.org/en

Publications: http://www.gcbcn.org/en/?page_id=105

Youtube official channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GreenCamelBell?feature=CAgQwRs%3D

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Camel-Bell/113716798658846?ref=hl

 

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