• Low-carbon lifestyle fashionable
  • ditan360.com 2010-06-11 15:22 zhongzheng.net
  •     Low Carbon Network News:    Ayouthfulonlinegroupthatcallsitselfthe“Low-CarbonTribe”isleadingthewaytoaneco-friendlylifestyle.


      Tribemembers,whorangeinagefrom20to40,saytheyaretryingtoreducecarbondioxideemissionsinarelaxedandfashionableway.


      Helpingsavetheplanetispartoftheirdailyroutine,theyclaim,citingthewaytheydress,whattheyeatandhowtheytravel.


      Followingtheleadofgovernment-sponsoredenvironmentalgroups,thewebsiteInternetForestwaslaunchedonWorldEarthDay,April22,andoffersnetizenstipsonhowtobeaLow-CarbonTribemember.


      Anyonecangetinvolved.


      SupermodelJiangPeilinsaidshehasbeenwearingcottonforalongtime,becauseitishealthyandeco-friendly.Sheneverdrinksbottledwater,becauseplasticharmstheenvironment.


      LiHuiying,a27-year-oldofficeworkerinBeijing,takesthesubwaytoworkeveryday,eventhoughsheboughtacarin2006.Sheseldomusesherair-conditionerathomeandintheofficeturnsitdownacoupleofnotchestosaveenergy.


      Alowcarbonwayoflifeisinvogue,Jiangsaid.


      “Itshowsyoungpeoplealsocareaboutsocietyandwetrytoinfluencepeoplearoundus.”


      LiYongmei,aspokeswomanforInternetForest,launchedbyscienceandtechnologycompanyhutong.com,saysthewebsitehashad17millionvisitorssofar.


      Shesaidthereareonlinediscussionswithenvironmentalistsandstaffmembersofnon-governmentalorganizationsliketheClimateGroup.


      Itofferscarbon-savingadvicesuchaswashingclothesbyhand,eatinglessmeatandclimbingstairsinsteadofusingelevators.


      LisaidtheseactivitiesandthecarbonsavingstheyentailarebasedontheVoluntaryCarbonStandard(VCS),initiatedbyTheClimateGroup,theInternationalEmissionsTradingAssociationandtheWorldEconomicForuminlate2005.


      Sometribemembersbalancetheircarbondioxideemissionsbyplantingtrees.


      CelebritieshavegotinontheactionandactressZhouXunsaidshespent6,000yuan($879)onbuyingandplanting238treesinBeijingatthebeginningofthisyear.