Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation Introduction

Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation


Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation is approved by the Department of Civil Affairs in Tibet Autonomous Region. Environmental Protection Hall is the competent business unit.This is a non-profit, local and public offering foundation with a legal person qualification.


The foundation's objective is to push forward the development of Tibetan ecology and environment by implementing and offering fundings to local public welfare projects. The foundation also rewards and financially aids organizations and individuals that did a good job for the protection of local environment and ecological construction.Developing ecological construction and environmentally friendly industries is another task for the foundation. The foundation will carry out scientific research, local education, personnel training and academic exchanges in the area of ecology and environment to steadily promote the development of Tibetan ecology and environment.


The government included Tibet into one of the most important ecology and environment protection areas with the "Tibet Environmental Protection and Construction Project".According to this declaration,Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation successfully seized the favorable opportunity. 


The foundation has a scientific advisory group with professor HONGLIE SUN, professor WENHUA LI  and 23 other academicians or experts. Sichuan University President Mr.HEPING XIE serves as the chairman of this foundation.


The Foundation sets up offices in Chengdu and a liaison office in Beijing.


The foundation's major events in recent years & plans for the future:


A.   "Tibet · Love and Environmental Protection Activity"

In August, 2010, the foundation held "Tibet· Love and Environmental Protection Activity" with the support of Environmental Protection Hall. The campaign gathered 50 volunteers of Tibet University. Forty thousand environmentally friendly bags, related brochures and post posters were issued at the ticket offices of civil aviation, railway station, tourist attractions and hotels. The aim is to raise people's awareness of environmental protection. The Media in Tibet paid close attention. Widely reported by Tibet Television, Tibet Lhasa Television Station, Tibet Daily, Lhasa Evening News, etc.


B.   "Tibet Environmental Award" Project

"Tibet Environmental Award" is established with the approval of Environmental Protection Hall. It is also the highest honorary award for Tibetan environmental protection. Every year, the foundation holds "Tibet Environment Award" selection, recognition and reward in Tibet area. Institutions and individuals that have made outstanding contributions for ecological construction and environmental protection will be rewarded.

The first "Tibet Environment Award" is named HONGDA cup. This project has already started in September 2011. We also planned to hold the award ceremony in June 2012.


C.  "The Tibetan Ecology and Cultural Recording Activity"


1, Activity Background and Purpose


The liberation of Tibet has been passed 60 years. Tibet, this ancient and fascinating land has undergone great changes. Tibet's ecological and cultural protection is an important part of modernized Tibet. It is essential to establish an organization to help and encourage any attempts and proposals to protect the idea of Sustainable development.


The purpose is majorly to raise people's awareness of environmental protection and ecological construction by advertising and academic research. Another important part is to develop and expand the unique and colorful culture of Tibet.


2, Activity Content


NO.1  A Photography Solicitation Competition under the theme of Tibet Ecology and Culture.

Tibet ecological culture photography contest around the global will collect Tibet local customs, religious culture and related features photography around the number of 5000-6000. All the photos will be separated into professional group and amateur group, 690 photos will remain after the Preliminary round ,44 photos will be selected in the final.


NO.2  Tibet Ecology and Culture Recording Action

Recording action will separately start from Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai province to Lhasa. Along the way, Tibet's ecological protection and current situation of the protection of traditional culture. Record the unique, artistic feature of the national culture and customs, geographical nature, religious belief, historical evolution, architecture, art, etc.


NO.3  The Protective Measures of Tibet Ecology and Culture Typical Areas

Theme: Tibet ecological & cultural exploration, display, protection and experience.


Measures: Opening to the world academic research but protection comes the priority; A limited travel permission to the public; Generally divided into reserve, experience area and reception area. The reception area will be in total use of modern ecological environmental protection technology.


NO.4  Photography Exhibition Tour

1, Domestic Tour Exhibition ------ Lhasa, Chengdu, Kunming, Lanzhou, Xining, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities.


2, International Tour Exhibition ------ Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Toronto and other cities.


NO.5   TV Specials

20 different theme and rich in content TV specials will be played in the following media or broadcast (with choice) :


1, Domestic: CCTV, Tibet TV, Yunnan TV, Sichuan TV, Gansu TV, Qinghai TV, etc.


2, International and Regional: TV movie 1 sets (Hong Kong Channel, Cantonese Radio), TV movie 2 sets (Southeast Asia Channel, Cantonese and Mandarin Broadcast), STAR Movies (Southeast Asia Channel with the Chinese subtitles) STAR World (Southeast Asia Channel), STAR Plus (India Channel), STAR TV (Southeast Asia Channel), National Geographic Channel, Phoenix TV (Mandarin Channel), Phoenix TV (Information Platform) etc.


3,Major Organizations and Cooperative Institutions


Sponsoring Institutions:

Lhasa City People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region

Environmental Protection City Hall of the Tibet Autonomous Region

Tourism Administration of the Tibet Autonomous Region


Undertaking Organization:

The Tibet Autonomous Region Ecological Improvement and Environmental Protection Foundation


Guidance Committee and Command Center:

Tibet ecological-cultural guidance committee:

Foundation will invite domestic and international ecology, cultural studies, sociology and Tibetan experts as members of the committee.


Tibet ecological-cultural command center :

Command center will have planning department, advertising department, logistics department to support this activity.



Cooperative Institutions and Organizations:


the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization


the United Nations World Peace Foundation


China Folk-Custom Photography Association

China Folk-Custom Photography Association is run by the ministry of culture as a country-level social organization. The association formally established a business relationship with UNESCO in 2009. The association right now has 40373 members, more than 500,000 photographs around the global ,147 local  liaison offices,60 members of the houses.


STAR Media Corporation  (STAR Group Limited),

Asian major Multi-platform media and service provider.


China Petroleum and Natural Gas Corporation

Sichuan HONGDA Corporation

JUCHEN Media Organization


D.  Lhasa Trash Can Placing Project



With the rapid development of city construction, the shortage of trash can has become prominent. This project will solve the problem.


In order to boost Tibetan economic, social and environmental sustainable development and strengthen the ecological environmental protection consciousness, the social from all walks of life needs to participate, concern and support environmental improvement along the enthusiasm of development.


To solve the more and more serious environmental problem, in addition to rely on the government's effort, public awareness of the action is very important,too. Through the charitable donations like trash can, this project can cause more common people to participate in public welfare activity and build a more civilized city.


2, Specific Measures

Foundation will call for donations through business companies, local politicians and university.

Foundation will raise the funds to make environmentally friendly trash can. They will be set up around traffic main artery, downtown areas, bus stations, schools, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, temples,leisure and recreation area,etc. The first phase is expected to place 1000 trash cans. A gradual increase and an expansion to other towns is well programmed.


E.  Lhasa City Street Lamp Reconstruction Project


1, Significance

As Tibetan economic developing, population increasing, industries growing, environment pollution became a serious threat to the originally fragile local ecology and environment. This Ecological crisis requires people to advocate a "Low Carbon Economy" programme which there is an urgent need to seek all energy saving measures and countermeasures. This is a long-term task which means we need to start as soon as possible to improve the environment bit by bit.


Saving electricity is the key to save energy. A street lamp renovation project on "Roof of the World" will not only save a large amount of electricity but also promote the development of energy-conservation equipment enterprises. A declaration can also obtain the national special fund since the local cost of electricity goes down.


2, Executive Steps


(1)The foundation will select a street (or a street lamp power supply area) as a template and transform the incandescent lamps into energy-saving lamps. After the completion of the reform, energy consumption per month for actual index will compare with the original energy dissipation index to get a monthly saving electricity group of data.


Based on this, calculations will be done to figure out regional electricity-saving rebuilding costs, how much electricity charge we have saved, the ratio of saving/investment,etc. These data will help budget and make proposals for the transformation of all the street lamps in Lhasa City.


(2) According to the proposals of the Lhasa street lamps project made above, the foundation will report to the local government, Environmental Protection Hall and Urban Management Bureau of Lhasa. This action will get us the government support we need for the project. On this basis, the foundation and  Urban Management Bureau of Lhasa will sign the "Street Lamps Reconstruction Project Agreement" in order to cover the reconstruction expenses. The expenses will be shared by Urban Management Bureau of Lhasa and donations from business enterprises.


(3) when the project is completed, a joint acceptance inspection will be organized by Lhasa government, Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation and donated enterprises.


F. Construction of the permanent base----"Ecological and Environmental Protection International Forum and Training Center"


Purpose of constructing this permanent base:


Ecological improvement and environmental protection is a national project, which is to improve the environmental protection consciousness, popularize the environmental protection knowledge and strengthen the environmental protection scientific research and academic exchange and environmental protection professional training. This is a long-term task. Based on this, the foundation proposed to set up "the Third Vertex Ecological and Environmental Protection International Forum", a permanent site for the foundation, training base, protecting biodiversity and scientific research base.


Specific uses for the permanent base:


Use the forum as a tool to publicize and issue policies on Tibetan ecological improvement and environmental protection ; Discuss the relations between regional ecological environment and global ecological environment change ;  Explore countermeasures for Tibetan ecological degradation ; Attract global ecological environmentalists to carry out scientific research, local education,  personnel training and academic exchanges in Tibet and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ; Implement ecological construction and environmentally friendly investment and financing projects ; Develop ecological construction and environmentally friendly industries.


Permanent site of the foundation, protecting biodiversity and scientific research base and training base were decided to settle in Linzhi, Tibet.

Linzhi is both a great place to do academic research and a magnificent place with abundant tourism resources for sightseeing with the famous Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. Unique local customs and religious culture added yet another dazzling brilliance to these beautiful mountains.


The establishment of this permanent site will play a huge role for Tibetan ecological environment protection, economy and tourism. (This project is drawing up the "Project Proposals".)


Tibet Ecology and Environment Foundation

January, 2012

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