Celebrating Thanksgiving by Volunteering

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Celebrating Thanksgiving by Volunteering

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and this year it will be observed on November 26. A favorite day, it is a nonsectarian holiday that has traditions like all of holidays. For Americans, these include family, friends, a turkey feast, and a four-day weekend. But most of all, it is a day for people to be grateful for the things they have and give back to others less fortunate.

The history of Thanksgiving dates back to 1620 when a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England with about 100 passengers seeking a new home to practice their faith and the promise of prosperity in the New World. After a dangerous trip that lasted more than two months, these Pilgrims landed near Cape Cod. About month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay where these Pilgrims established a village in New England. Befriending local Native Americans and eventually forging an alliance with the local tribe Wampanoag, the two groups shared an autumn harvest feast a year later, which became the first Thanksgiving celebration. For more than two centuries, it was celebrated by individual colonies and states until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated every November.

Celebrating Thanksgiving by Volunteering

Today, Thanksgiving involves cooking and sharing a feast with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple, has become synonymous with the holiday. Besides to this main course, the meal typically consists of stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Additionally, parades have also become a central part of the holiday. New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade, sponsored by Macy’s department store since 1924, is the largest and most famous. It attracts hundreds of spectators along its route through the city and appeals to a large television audience. It usually features marching bands, decorative floats, personalities, performers, and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.

While Thanksgiving is a celebratory holiday without a tradition of exchanging gifts, it does have gift-giving component. In the spirit of gratitude and thanks, volunteering has become a popular Thanksgiving Day activity. Many people serve the community by holding a food drive and helping at a local shelter.

Celebrating Thanksgiving by Volunteering

Yangtze River Plastic Pick Up

Not only does volunteering benefit the community, it benefits the volunteer. Offering to help people in need is a heartwarming and satisfying way of giving to those less fortunate. It can also be a wonderful way to make new friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and make a positive contribution. In addition, the gratification of giving to others can assist with mental and physical health by reducing stress and preventing depression.

Volunteering does not have to involve a lot of effort or take a lot of time. For many people, it is an easy and profound way to help those in need and find great pleasure in doing so. On a broader scale, it can help find a sense of purpose, make a meaningful difference, and even transform the world.

Particularly this Thanksgiving Day with the current pandemic impacting jobs, time with family, and emotional wellbeing, it is more important than ever to be thankful, volunteer to help others, and pursue happiness.

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国际素食日 无肉也欢

此时 你正在撸一根刚烤好的羊肉串
你的体内会发生什么样的变化 … …

等于你消耗了约10克的草 50克的水



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国际素食日 无肉也欢


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国际素食日 无肉也欢


素食星期一是由Paul,Mary和Stella McCartney于2009年开始的活动。该活动的目的是提高人们对吃肉所造成的有害环境影响的认知,并鼓励人们帮助减缓气候变化,保护珍贵的自然资源。并且每周至少一次的素食日能帮助改善人们的身体健康。

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国际素食日 无肉也欢



国际素食日 无肉也欢



国际素食日 无肉也欢


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参考资料:网络数据 & https://www.meatfreemondays.com/

Water Scarcity in China

Water supports a country’s development, and China is no exception.

Water Scarcity in China

Despite being the world’s fastest-growing economy for years, China has been facing a serious water issue. The problem stems from rapid population and industrialization growth, which have spurred the need for water. With climate change and widespread water pollution contributing to the problem, water is scarce and unevenly distributed throughout the country. The combination of limited quantity, changing conditions, and pollution is making it difficult for China to supply enough consumable water to some provinces. About half of the country’s large cities, including Beijing, face a water shortage.

Water Scarcity in China

Yangtze River Plastic Pick Up

Water scarcity in China has been an ongoing challenge for the country. Lenient environmental controls have led to poor water quality and extensive pollution. Although factories are often located on river banks for water supply, the lack of water treatment plants results in wastewater being released back into the rivers without being treated. Besides industrial pollution, land use and degradation contributes to the pollution in China’s water. Fertilizers, pesticides, and animal waste is carried into lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Also, aquifers are impacted as rainfall and melted snow transport pollutants underground. As a result, most groundwater in urban areas is contaminated and cannot be consumed.

Water Scarcity in China

To address the limited supply of water, China has implemented substantial water projects. The most well-known, the South-to-North Water Transfer Project, involves moving water from rivers in the South to the dry areas in the North that have dense population, industry, and agriculture. First proposed by the late Chairman Mao Zedong in 1952, the project was approved by the State Council in 2002 following much research and planning. Once completed, it will link China’s four main rivers – the Yangtze, Yellow River, Huaihe, and Haihe – and disperse water through three diversion routes, stretching south to north across the eastern, central, and western parts of the country.

Despite the importance, need, and benefits of this project, it is years from completion, generating new environmental concerns, and not contributing to resolving China’s immediate issue of water scarcity. To help improve the supply of consumable water in the short-term, it is necessary to prevent water pollution and tackle environmental issues. Cleaning up China’s rivers and lakes is not an easy undertaking. Industrial growth over the years has caused cities throughout China to be blanketed in smog. And, both are continually raising concerns about the safety of food and population health.

Water Scarcity in China

Air pollution in Hongkong

However, efforts are already underway. Earlier this year, The National Development and Reform Commission issued a new policy – to be implemented over the next five years – that reduces single-use plastics across the country, including straws by the end of this year. Non-degradable plastic bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities by 2022, with the exception of markets selling fresh produce that are exempt until 2025. Additionally, restaurants will need to reduce the use of single-use plastic items by 30% and hotels will no longer be able to offer free single-use plastic items by 2025.

Initiatives like these that help manage water waste and widespread pollution can contribute to improving water scarcity in China and eventually lead to more consumable water throughout the country.

Water Scarcity in China

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11.10  世界青年日







而这一次的活动,是从2018年开始的… …


2018年12月,我们的管理团队从繁忙的日程中抽出一些时间来深入了解Green Initiatives纸回收计划。创始人Nitin Dani向我们的团队介绍了纸回收计划的目的。在水福来,我们对该项目带来的积极影响感到兴奋。






根据Green Initiatives主任Ashley Fernandes的说法,废纸被收集,与其他原生纸浆一起加工,然后重新制成新的工业级纸张,供应给其他纸制品制造商。

该计划的独特之处在于Green Initiatives团队已经在亚洲纸浆和造纸厂位于中国宁波的工厂验证了回收过程。Ashley解释说,“在Green Initiatives,在我们启动任何项目之前,我们会进行尽职调查,我们的合作伙伴是值得信赖的。”



– 26,500升水
– 4,000千瓦能量
– 1,440升油
– 17棵树
– 2立方米垃圾填埋场

团队对我们办公室回收可以节省的自然资源量感到惊讶。我们知道,随着公司数量的增长,我们的纸张消耗量可能会增加。这个为地球带来积极影响的机会是我们决定与Green Initiatives合作进行纸回收计划的主要原因。



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Everyone Can Learn from World Teachers’ Day

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Learning can be defined as acquiring knowledge and skills through actual experience and studying. It is important because it improves awareness, understanding, and abilities that help people better themselves and reach personal goals. Learning often comes from being taught by teachers whose primary role is to provide this knowledge and skills. The information they impart, which spans basic facts, job skills, and cultural norms and values, is essential for improving people’s lives and helping societies operate efficiently. Much of the development and future of any nation depends upon teachers.

Everyone Can Learn from World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day, which is October 5th every year, celebrates teachers. Also known as International Teachers’ Day, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which focuses on the status and situations of teachers around the world. This includes standards for education personnel policy, recruitment, and training as well as the continuing education, employment, working time, and conditions of teachers. The holiday aims to improve educators, assess issues related to teaching, and advance appreciation for this critical job.

Everyone Can Learn from World Teachers’ Day

Acknowledging the far-reaching, long-term impact of teachers, he said, “Education is essential to eliminating gender inequality, reducing poverty, creating a sustainable planet, and fostering peace. In the knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity. On World Teachers’ Day, we recognize that our great teachers make these goals possible.

With World Teachers’ Day comes a reminder not only for the respect and admiration of teachers internationally but for the importance of being educated in current and varied topics. This year’s theme is “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.

During a time of critical challenges,
ranging from a global pandemic to climate change to conflict between nations to systemic problems creating unequal societies, education about big issues – supporting opportunities and change – is essential. It is the perfect time to learn about other important issues, like the threat of pollution to ocean health around the world, the importance of recycling plastics, and the benefits of clean water initiatives in preserving marine life, ecosystems, and people’s health.

As World Teachers’ Day raises awareness about the role teachers play in education at all levels all over the world and praises them for their contributions, it is an important reminder that education is continuous and everyone can learn. There are always new skills to master, advanced techniques to adopt, and ongoing changes to confront. Most importantly, learning is rewarding. It makes people wiser, sensible, and well informed to make better and more impactful decisions.

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Everyone Can Learn from World Teachers’ Day


全球洗手日– 2020·10·15


















我们的Billi Quadra,Quadra Plus和Eco型号均获得了Global Green Tag金牌的能效认证。Global Green Tag被全球70多个国家认可,是值得信赖和广泛认可的生态标签之一


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Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

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Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

While literacy is defined as the ability to read and write, it goes well beyond these basic abilities to include knowledge and social development.

On September 8, International Literacy Day was observed around the world. Decided by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), this holiday is celebrated to remind everyone of the importance of literacy for individuals and communities. Most significantly, it strives to advance efforts for more sustainable societies by making positive and lasting connections between “literacy and technical and vocational skills in policies, practice, systems and governance”.

Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

International Literacy Day is often celebrated in empowering ways. People volunteer in local libraries, reading clubs, and storytelling groups to inspire others through reading. They also donate to charities that want to help eliminate illiteracy through reading and writing as well as provide teaching and learning resources. Perhaps the most endearing way to honor the holiday is to give someone a book.

As International Literacy Day each year calls on policymakers, advocates, and others to take action, it is the responsibility of everyone to continue this effort and beyond just reading and writing. Literacy is the foundation of knowledge in all areas.

For example, there is a need for water literacy and learning about water quality and watershed health. While most people know the benefits of water, they are not fully aware of its value, scarcity, and need for more efficient use. Water literacy educates people about water sources, clean water systems, the importance of water management and preservation, and the necessity for water sustainability.

Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

Learning about water quality leads to understanding the suitability of water for drinking and other uses based on certain physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Knowing about watersheds (the land that drains to a particular stream, river, or bay) is just as important. Specifically, when they are healthy and functioning well, they provide nutrients, clean water, and habitat for plants and animals. They move sediment from mountains to beaches and bays, creating diverse landscapes and environments. They purify and store water, and even affect air quality by absorbing pollutants.

Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

Life Solutions understands the importance of water literacy and continues to provide educational presentations and seminars that broaden knowledge for organizations, charities, schools, and social enterprises about water quality and efficiency in the Asia Pacific region as well as the global pollution caused by the plastic bottle industry. 

As they continue to deepen their understanding of water risks and scarcity, they continue to share their knowledge with businesses, suppliers, volunteer organizations, and the public. They believe the more they educate about transitioning to clean and healthy drinking water through environmentally friendly solutions the bigger impact they will have.

Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

It is their ongoing contribution to literacy, to advance efforts for more sustainable societies, and to help make a difference.

Literacy Goes Beyond the Ability to Read and Write

At Life Solutions, we continue to deepen our understanding of water risks and scarcity, and to share our knowledge with business and residential clients, staff members, suppliers, volunteer organizations, and the general public across China.

This is one way we live our mission of inspiring China’s transition to clean and healthy drinking water through outstanding customer service and environmentally friendly solutions.

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假日出行 每一口都安全健康


每年的国庆长假,最壮观的风景不是山川湖海,而是人人人人人人人人人… 从前,假期「赏人」或许还能被拿来调侃,在今年则是需要严肃对待的事情。





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假日出行 每一口都安全健康




假日出行 每一口都安全健康

水福来 长江塑料回收


假日出行 每一口都安全健康

水福来 Billi 系统


假日出行 每一口都安全健康
假日出行 每一口都安全健康



假日出行 每一口都安全健康

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

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To celebrate International Crab Fest Day, which is September 14, many people go to the shores with their crab baskets or to the local market to buy crabs. As the holiday’s name clearly states, it is about crabs.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

Besides enjoying popular seafood, the benefits of International Crab Fest Day are many. Crabs are plentiful all over the world. Whether Dungeness, Stone, Snow, King, or Blue crabs, more than a million tons are consumed globally every year. There are thousands of varieties of crabs, and depending on the type, saltwater or freshwater, they can range in size from several inches to several feet in diameter.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

Additionally, crabs can be eaten in an assortment of ways. Steamed crabs are most popular, but the succulent seafood is relished baked, boiled, and grilled. While they are celebrated in September, crabs are eaten all year long. Delicious dishes with crabmeat include crab cakes, soups, chowders, and stews.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

However, the benefits of International Crab Fest Day go beyond this holiday festivity with tasty food. Since many crabs live in water and fishermen use the small crabs to catch large fish like bass, it is a time to appreciate and support clean marine waters. Pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health worldwide, jeopardizing ecosystems and habitats of many species. Plastic contamination like water bottles take hundreds of years to decompose and can release toxic substances into the water.

Clean water initiatives can help prevent pollution that harms marine life and potentially human health. Two years ago, Life Solutions partnered with Green Initiatives to learn about preserving the local environment and making a positive difference for marine life and ecosystems. Their efforts involved picking up trash along the Yangtze River that flowed through the Baoshan Wusong Pao Taiwan Wetland Forest National Park.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

Over the years, the area adapted to changing conditions of marshland with fluvial and oceanic influences. Rich plant life, alluvial sediments, humidity, salty winds, and flooded soils shaped the development of this wetland along with the effects of tidal oscillation, water currents, and river flow.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

Today, thanks to preservation efforts to protect the river water and the organisms living in the wetland, this National park is an admired, scenic attraction of Shanghai City. It features environmental restoration and cultural reconstruction, which protects the original wetland and creates a captivating landscape of large and small ecological islands against the river bank.

For those who have not, consider celebrating International Crab Fest Day. But do not be satisfied with just its crab-eating tradition. Reflect on the importance of aquaculture and healthy marine ecosystems. Recognize the dangerous effects of pollution and the importance of maintaining clean water. And vow to make a positive difference so that International Crab Fest Day can be celebrated for years to come.

The Many Benefits of International Crab Fest Day

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