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Kelly Proctor

'07 graduate of the University of Georgia. Hail from tiny Virginia town that's home of the annual Oyster Festival.

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Latest posts by Kelly Proctor

18 September 2008

Environment: Interview with John Romankiewicz of China's Green Beat

China's Green Beat is an effort by “Green brothers” John Romankiewicz, Shane Zhao and Rene Ng to raise awareness about environmental issues in China. The project has developed more than...

8 July 2008

“No Car Day” in Southwestern Chinese City

Last year, Kunming, China took part in “No Car Day” (无车日). Now, the southwestern Chinese city has gone above and beyond by instituting a “No Car Day” every month. Kunming,...

4 July 2008

Beijing Announces Traffic Rules to Combat Air Pollution

Danwei says Beijing recently announced traffic rules that will be in effect during the Olympics. The rules dictate that from July 20th to September 20th 2008, only cars with license...

9 June 2008

Update on China's plastic bag ban

New plastic bag rules went into effect throughout China on Sunday: now, ultra-thin plastic bags are banned, and shoppers need to pay a small fee for thicker ones. One supermarket...

31 May 2008

Plastic bag plan takes effect in China

Starting June 1, the Chinese government's country-wide plan to make shoppers pay small fees for plastic bags, and to forbid the production of ultra-thin bags will take effect. The move...

26 May 2008

China: Environmental Fallout After Sichuan Earthquake

A week after China's deadly earthquake killed nearly 56,000 people, environmental and other costs of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake are becoming clearer. On this post we examine posts related to...

13 May 2008

China: “Strolling” for the Environment

Earlier this month, before an earthquake killed thousands, about 400 to 500 people in Chengdu, China took to the streets to protest the construction of a proposed petrochemical plant, calling...

30 April 2008

China: The Green Olympics and an Actress as UN Eco Ambassador.

Dan Beekman at “Blogging Beijing” gives a roundup of Beijing's environmental problems and its hopes. He interviews NGO and student leaders about the Green Olympics, one of the three themes...

21 April 2008

11-year-old Chinese environmentalist and Circuit Board Recycling

The blog “Crossroads,” which looks at corporate social responsibility in China, draws our attention to a an article about an 11-year-old environmentalist in southwest China. The youngster took it upon...

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