Making Green Multicultural

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About

I am a Chinese, living in Montreal, raising Environmental Awareness, in the Chinese community.

I have a marketing degree, with a cultural anthropology background; yet, my intuition has told me stay away from an office job.

I have a vision, of fostering home-grown environmental cultures, in every cultural community across Canada.

I am here, to talk about this pursuit.

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3 Responses

  1. Karin says:

    Hi Sandra,

    My name is Karin, and I read about you in the Gazette today. I am a student from the states (Chicago area) interning in Montreal this summer, and was really happy to hear about what you’ve been doing. I’ll only be here for another 6.5 weeks, and my time is limited because I work during the day, but I was interested to see if there’s any way I can help out. I’m a Political Science and International Studies major at Yale University, and my primary interests in both are environmental (I’m interning at the UN Environment Program’s Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity here at the World Trade Center near Square Victoria, so it should be pretty close to Chinatown).

    My parents are from Taiwan, so I speak and understand Mandarin, and understand a little Taiwanese (but can’t really read or write too much Chinese). I’d love to get involved with whatever you’re doing, or with the local chapter of the Sierra club too.

    Best of luck with your work, and I hope to hear from you soon!

    ~Karin Lee

  2. Ed says:

    Hi Sandra,

    I’m very interested in what you are doing–I’m also getting involved with raising awareness of global warming in China. Could you email me directly so that we can get a dialogue going?

    Thanks much.

  3. Ryan Totten says:

    Hey there Sandra,
    I’ve not gone through your whole site here but it seems like a part of your drive is to help the old-schoolers from overseas understand what all the fuss is about in “Green Land” and what they should be doing about it.
    I have seen a huge reluctance within the older Chinese community to take our environmental situation seriously.
    I believe that a huge part of the problem is that the bulk of the drive and information seem English-based but that’s my only language so that’s all I see…
    All I know is that my wife and I are having a very hard time making our family understand the implications of environmentalism and becoming more responsible in their day-to-day routines.
    The whole family is from Vietnam but they also speak Cantonese fluently. Even though my wife speaks Vietnamese, they don’t really want to listen to the deeper side of the cause and the point is not getting to them.
    We are looking for videos to open their eyes as I think this will be the easiest route. SHOCK WITH VISUALS AND FACTS IN A LANGUAGE THEY UNDERSTAND.
    We are trying to locate a copy of An Inconvenient Truth that has Cantonese/Vietnamese options; have you heard of this at all?
    Do you know of any other dvd/media in Cantonese/Vietnamese that we should look for so that they can gain a deeper understanding as to why they should make an effort to do simple things like stop using plastic bags?
    It really is as if they don’t care at all unless it saves them money somehow so we’ve been working on this technique with them.
    We’ve come up with all sorts of ways to show them that money will be saved by taking steps and most of those seem to be working; however, it would be nice to get beyond this kind of trickery with them!
    Please add my address to your mailing list and point me in the right direction to learn more about your NGO’s.
    Peace,
    Ryan

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