Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Greening of Taipei

Taipei is going green. This bustling city of eight million is making a remarkable transformation to become a leader in green urban living. Recycling is the rage, and thousands of volunteers take to the streets to collect just about every scrap of reusable material. The air is cleaner too, in part due to the city's new subway system - and tighter regulation of restaurant and industrial pollution.

This Asian success story is a testiment to what can happen when people work together for a cleaner environment. Way to go Taipei!

Photo: Owen George with Leo Lin of Taiwan Fuhbic Corporation. Taiwan Fuhbic's new hotel construction project incorporates technology that will fliter waste kitchen water of oil and grease - helping to preserve the overall environment.