“Ecological Politics for an Ecological Civilization”
Sheri Liao is an activist, journalist, and perhaps the most important environmentalist in China today.
Named a “Hero of the Environment” (TIME, 2009) and winner of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2008), Liao is the founder and president of the non-government organization Global Village of Beijing. She served as an environmental adviser on the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games. Through her role as president of Global Village of Beijing, she has produced models for green neighborhood complexes, rural communities, and organized many public awareness campaigns regarding pollution, recycling and reducing consumption.
Since the Szechuan earthquake, she has devoted herself to creating ecological villages in the devastated areas. She is working passionately against China’s move to depopulate the countryside and produce its food by industrial methods.
“The world might need more Ph.Ds, but what China really needs is an environmental group.” – Sheri Liao
SHERI LIAO'S PLENARY PRESENTATION, "ECOLOGICAL POLITICS FOR AN ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION"