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This is a talk that I gave at Green Day Out for the grand opening of Eco & More an environmentally friendly retail store from Australia that opened a branch in Shanghai, China. ...

This is a talk that I gave at Green Day Out for the grand opening of Eco & More an environmentally friendly retail store from Australia that opened a branch in Shanghai, China.

I spoke about whats driving positive change in China and what my organization e8 Resources is doing about it.

I really believe that collaborative consumption and community building are two of the most important factors in affecting the change of attitude and behavior that is necessary for progress. I hope that you enjoy.

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Collaboration, Entrepreneurs and Cleantech in China Collaboration, Entrepreneurs and Cleantech in China Presentation Transcript

  • Green Day Out China’s Potential to Lead theGlobal Green Revolution 16th June, 2012 Alex Shoer Co-Founder: e8 Resources
  • » 1) China Speed & Size» 2) Youth & Entrepreneurs» 3) Collaboration & Sustainability» 4) Technology
  • •  Global Visibility•  Constant Technology Demand
  • •  Urgency•  Culture of rapid prototyping
  • •  No place in the world craves more for cool technology with such a fast growing, critical but yet constructive web generation
  • •  No place in the world has this many young, entrepreneurial people longing for the better
  • Reduce your consumption •  Buy used •  Borrow from others •  Make or grow your own •  Be happier with less
  • •  Car sharing •  1Toy Rental –  Dim Dom, BabyPlays, Rent-a-toy, ToyLib, –  Zipcar, Streetcar, GoGet, WhizzCar, Autoshare, Speelotheken, Brinquedoteca, Smarty Rents Stattauto, Autolibre, Denzeldrive •  Textbook Rental•  Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing –  Chegg, CampusBookRentals, Zookal, BookRenter –  Whipcar, RelayRides, Drivemycar Rentals, Getaround, Tamyca, Buzzcar •  Art Rental –  Art.sy, Artsicle, TurningArt•  Bike sharing –  Velib, Bixi, Barclays Cycle Hire, B-Cycle, •  Fashion Rental Ecobici, Call-A-Bike, CyclOcity, Niceride –  Bag Borrow & Steal, Fashionhire, From Bags To Riches, i-Ella, Dress Vault•  Ride sharing •  Movies –  Zimride, Nuride, Liftshare, Jayride, goCarShare, GoLoco, Carpooling, Caronetas, –  Netflix, Quickflix, LoveFilm•  Solar Power •  General Online Rental –  Rentcycle, AnyHire –  Solar City, Solar Century, PretaSol, One Block Off The Grid, CitizenRe •  Peer Rental•  Neighborhood Rental –  Sharesomesugar, Neighborrow, Neighborgoods, The Sharehood, Frents
  • •  Don’t follow the US Consumerism – Buy for the long-term – Share with others – Always think through why you are buying something
  • •  Only one Earth•  Spurring a new kind of economy•  Collaboration can eliminate poverty•  “Happiness is not real unless share”
  • •  China emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together – Up by 171% since the year 2000 – Per-Capita C02 Emissions are almost 10x higher in U.S. (If China increases CO2 output by 10x times the world will have some problems) Source: International Energy Statistics http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject
  • Environmental Solutions andTechnologies of all kinds:01 Developing a platform to promote and support Green Tech in China 02 Online tool ties everyone together and creates shared value
  • 03Plan to Reverse model to take Chinese technologies to the West 04 Engage the community and spur innovative thinking…
  • Venue: Bamboo Hills,Yu Chi Country Club,AnjiGuests: USConsulate, DutchConsulate, RaeferWallis, Patrick Berbon,Louie Cheng, etcTopics: Aquaponics,Air Quality, Innovation,SustainableLandscaping, WaterManagement, etc
  • » 1) China Speed & Size» 2) Youth & Entrepreneurs» 3) Collaboration & Sustainability» 4) Technology
  • “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” -SenecaFor any questions, comments or otherinformation, please contact me: @alexshoer Alex@e8r.asia