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Holding Governments and Corporations Accountable for Polluting China’s Rivers

Join our local partner, Pacific Environment, for this happy hour event featuring a talk by Zhao Zhong, a TIME Hero of the Environment, founder of Green Camel Bell, and now Pacific Environment’s China program coordinator. Zhao Zhong will share stories of successful grassroots strategies that force polluters to clean up their act.

When: 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 11

Where: The Asia Foundation, Haydn Williams Room, 8th Floor, 465 California Street between Montgomery and Sansome, near Montgomery BART station (see map)

Free and open to the public | Refreshments provided 

RSVP is not required, but highly encouraged. Please reply to dzuber@pacificenvironment.org with your name and organization by noon on October 11, 2012, if you plan to attend.

Zhao Zhong is an experienced grassroots leader who now helps Pacific Environment’s local partners in China fight water pollution as our new Beijing-based China program coordinator.

Recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009, Zhao Zhong founded Green Camel Bell, the first environmental organization in Gansu province in northwestern China, in 2003. Under his leadership, Green Camel Bell became one of China’s most respected and effective water pollution watchdogs, successfully pressuring factories that dump waste and toxins into the Yellow River to clean up their act.      

Presented by Pacific Environment, The Asia Foundation, and International Rivers