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Shanghai Wetlands: an ecosystem to protect

Environment

Nature is not a museum to be admired from a distance. While we all can understand how crucial some areas are, we have to establish a connection in order to truly take care of those places, fully understand their value, and finally commit to preserving it. Dianshan Lake is the only natural lake in the Shanghai area, its health is crucial for over 25 million people, and for over 400 avian species, including endangered shorebirds.

BEHIND GREEN STEPS: ANNA RIGILLO

Team Intro

Find yourself travelling the World, find the World in a magical place in the middle of nothing. Is this enough to summarize the mind behind the ARK design? Definitely not! You still need to read more about service design, roller skating and, of course, a passion for nature and sustainability. Get to know Anna!

2021, Year of the OX: fun facts about oxen

Fauna

Lunar New Year is widely celebrated by people all around the globe, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia. In many cultures, it is the most important festival that denotes the beginning of a new calendar year. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second of the 12-year periodic sequence of animals. While welcoming the new year, why not learn some interesting stories not only about oxen, but also bulls, cows, and more?

Building bridges between us and nature

Nature Journal

Among people affected by the outburst of the pandemic in 2020 there is an often forgotten category: international students. Switching to online lessons completely turned over a crucial stage of their life experience as they had planned it. One of those young people decided to embrace that change and chose Green Steps to invest the extra time opened by remote classes and time zone shifts into a purposeful mission.

Behind Green Steps: Gudrun Bruckner

Team Intro

From Europe to China and back: her story with Green Steps began in 2019, when she started contributing to build the Shanghai office. Now she is closer to her beloved mountains, but is still doing the same for our EU branch in Austria as project manager for the Hoopoe Summit, but most of all as beating heart of the team. Get to know our Gudi!

Nature Journal Challenge 2021

Nature Journal

After the first Global Nature Journal Challenge launched last November, we decided to make it bigger and give you a full month to make sure that you don’t forget how much fun being in nature can be. Don't miss the opportunity to win a set of Flying Friends, our original card game to learn about the wildlife in the Yangtze Delta bioregion, and build a way stronger sense of belonging to a common home

Ten ways to stay connected with nature

Outdoors

A list of inspiring activities and games to play outdoors with your children. Have fun and find more peace with yourselves and with nature in the new year: you might be surprised of how much you might realise about what really counts when you get to enjoy and remember the feelings and the curiosity from you childhood discoveries coming from a fresh perspective and appreciation for life. Preserve that freshness and you will be inspired.

Little Boxes: how our property laws impact climate change

Nature Journal

In December 2019 Green Steps registered an NGO in Austria to tie China activities closer to our European home countries. One year later, after all the required steps of preparation, staff recruiting and networking, we finally got to do what we are here for: providing education in harmony with nature. Our first activity was a Plastic Pirates: 13kg collected and much more waiting for our upcoming monthly clean-ups.

Befriend Nature in a non invasive way

Education

On November 15, following the lead of us Nature Guides, a big group of children went to explore Zhongshan park, in the middle of Shanghai central district, with their parents to get away from the metropolis in this natural oasis. In the depth of the forest, they became little explorers: assisted by Green Steps Nature Guides and by their parents, they take a step out of the comfort zone and another one into the adventure.

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Shanghai Wetlands: an ecosystem to protect

Environment

Nature is not a museum to be admired from a distance. While we all can understand how crucial some areas are, we have to establish a connection in order to truly take care of those places, fully understand their value, and finally commit to preserving it. Dianshan Lake is the only natural lake in the Shanghai area, its health is crucial for over 25 million people, and for over 400 avian species, including endangered shorebirds.

BEHIND GREEN STEPS: ANNA RIGILLO

Team Intro

Find yourself travelling the World, find the World in a magical place in the middle of nothing. Is this enough to summarize the mind behind the ARK design? Definitely not! You still need to read more about service design, roller skating and, of course, a passion for nature and sustainability. Get to know Anna!

2021, Year of the OX: fun facts about oxen

Fauna

Lunar New Year is widely celebrated by people all around the globe, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia. In many cultures, it is the most important festival that denotes the beginning of a new calendar year. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second of the 12-year periodic sequence of animals. While welcoming the new year, why not learn some interesting stories not only about oxen, but also bulls, cows, and more?

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