Shaanxi Volunteer Mothers Association for Environmental Protection

July 31, 2012
Editor: Zhu Yanhong

The Shaanxi Volunteer Mothers Association for Environmental Protection, founded in October 1997, is a non-governmental and non-profit organization incorporated voluntarily by women devoted to environmental protection and people from all walks of life. It was registered at the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Civil Affairs in September 2005. The organization has over 1,200 members and six executive officers.

In the past 15 years, the association has committed to carrying out many large-scale environmental protection campaigns focusing on planting trees, opposing the use of plastic bags, water conservation and more.

They have trained 9,815 rural women from 105 villages in 18 counties and districts through international and domestic cooperation projects. These training sessions have improved women’s awareness of environmental protection and equipped them with a few skills to enable them to participate.

By cooperating with more than 20 central, provincial and city media outlets, the organization has organized 106 programs, columns and publicity campaigns to raise awareness about the significance of women's participation in environmental protection, domestic waste separation and recovery, green consumption and more. One of their projects saw them cooperating with enterprises to produce and distribute 23,000 cloth bags to the public to reduce plastic bag use.

The organization also promotes biogas ecological household construction to encourage at-home recycling. Since 1999, it has built 2,266 biogas households in 47 villages. It has also installed solar water heaters and rainwater collection cellars for some households.

The organization website is www.sxmmhb.org.cn.

(Source: sxmmhb.org.cn/ Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)

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