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Chinese local government encourages low-carbon life style

Abstract : In August, 2017, the local government in Fuzhou launched a social platform to record users' low-carbon activities including low-carbon transport, garbage-sorting, and philanthropy, to award points with multiple usages. At the end of March, 2021, over 375,000 people had registered on the platform.

NANCHANG, China, April 22 (Xinhua) — Hua Hehui
cycles about 10 kilometers every day to work, not only for health
reasons but also to collect low-carbon points which benefit his daily
life.

In August, 2017, the local government in Fuzhou launched a social
platform to record users’ low-carbon activities including low-carbon
transport, garbage-sorting, and philanthropy, to award points with
multiple usages.

The 55-year old Hua has gained over 24,000 points, the most among all
users in Fuzhou, South China’s Jiangxi Province, which can be used for
buying movie tickets, shopping or taking buses. For example, people can
use 150 points for a movie ticket or one parking coupon for 10 points.

Fuzhou now has include more businesses in this project in a bid to engage more citizens in low-carbon life style.

According to the platform, users will get one point for every 2,000
steps walked, bicycling 10 minutes or other low-carbon activities.

“Inspired by the platform, I began to commute by bike instead of driving my car,” said Hua.

At the end of March, 2021, over 375,000 people had registered on the
platform, covering about one-third of the city’s population.

Yang Zhengrong, 56, a jogging enthusiast, has lost 10 kilograms after
adopting the low-carbon method four years ago. “I have run more than 50
marathons,” Yang added.

Lei Wenfeng, senior engineer of the State Grid Corporation of China,
thinks the platform has contributed greatly to the goal of achieving
carbon reduction.

“With all people in Jiangxi participating, about 600,000 tons of
carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced,” said Lei, expecting more
people to realize the importance of a low-carbon life. Enditem

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