Day 9: Green Energy

This blog post is a class assignment about Green Energy and Recycling


Green energy is sustainable energy. Green energy includes, wind turbines, solar power and tidal power. Here in XiZhou, to get hot water, they use wind power and solar power. There are plenty of solar panels and wind turbines all around. These few days, because there has not been a lot of sun, there has not been a lot of solar power to generate. Because of this, we had a shortage of hot water. This made us cut down on the amount of water that we use, so we had limited resources. Later on though, Ye Ling managed to get hot water times for people to shower in. But without having hot water times, hot water is still a limited resource. If a lot of people took one our baths, then there would be no hot water for anyone else. 

Recycling has not been measured as important as Green Energy. In YangZhuoRan, we seperate between recycled trash and normal trash. But so far, that is the only measure that has been taken. In other areas, there is not such of a difference. Trash is trash to them. Most people in XiZhou, do not know the difference between recycled trash and other trash. For them to seperate, they must have the education to know what the difference is. The government has taught them about green energy and sustainable energy but not about recycling. Without knowing what recycling is, how are the villagers of XiZhou able to recycle?

Hi guys! My name is Yun Kei. I am Singaporean and have lived in Taipei, Paris and now currently Shanghai. I am part of a family of four and my little brother is in fifth grade. Microcampus and XiZhou have made a big impact on me and I miss it very much. I miss the blue skies, the ability to talk to locals, the food and pretty much everything about it. I have made many friends and memories here and I am glad that I came.