When Art Meets Climate - A Review of the Environmental Cultural Week in Tsinghua University

2019-11-15 | Campus

When Art Meets Climate - A Review of the Environmental Cultural Week in Tsinghua University

Coupled with the inaugural Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate, the Environmental Cultural Week attracted an accumulation of more than four thousand students participated during the week. Including initiatives from pop quizzes, exhibitions, Akabella chorus, flash mobs, and various cultural performances.


The Environmental Cultural Week prior to the Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate aimed at induce the spirit of the forum and to welcome the international participants.

The Environmental Cultural Week attracted an accumulation of more than four thousand students participated during the week.

Initiatives from pop quizzes, exhibitions, Akabella chorus, flash mobs, and various cultural performances were held during the week.

 

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On November 18, the inaugural Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate was held, students and academics around the world gathered in Tsinghua University to exchange ideas for pathways to low carbon transition. To induce the spirit of the forum and to welcome the international participants, Tsinghua has introduced various low-carbon initiatives, coupled together in the Environmental Cultural Week. With multiple low carbon initiatives from aspects of technology, food-waste, second-hand exchanges, an accumulation of more than four thousand students participated during the week. 

 

During the week, students collected plastic bottles, lunch boxes, packaging, and other wastes to make interactive exhibits, also exhibited photographs and art paintings related to climate-protection. The related works were showcased in the "When Art Meets Climate" exhibition.

 

Recycled Art Installations

 



"When Art Meets Climate" Exhibition

 

In addition, student associations, including the Tsinghua University Student Green Association, carried out activities such as waste classification pop quiz, recycled paper production, and launched the "plastic-free coffee flashmob."

 


Finally, to welcome the arrival of the participants around the world, Tsinghua students also prepared cultural performances such as Chinese juggling, Peking opera, and "When you Believe" Akabella chorus.



The author:ISCCD
The translator:Lucy Tony
The Editor: Haijing Ma


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