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Low Carbon Life Begins from You and Me(Second)
The resident activities and air quality delegation from Peking University and the University of Hong Kong visited Shenzhen international low-carbon city, Longgang museum of Hakka culture and Shenzhen reservoir on October 18, 2016. Professor Wu, from School of Urban Planning and Design of Peking University and assistant professor Li, from Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong came and gave some guidance. Although it rained all day, the enthusiasm of the members of the delegation were still very high.

Firstly, the delegation visited Shenzhen International Low-carbon City. Shenzhen international low-carbon city is located in Pingdi sub-district of Longgang district, in the junction area of Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou. As the flagship project of the EU-China Sustainable Urbanization Partners, Low Carbon City will explore and demonstrate reproducible and propagable new type of low carbon development path of urbanization. In the low-carbon city, stuff including map of Shenzhen made up by coke bottles, luxuriant wall flower pot, solar panels, floor of discarded wood, rain garden, high efficiency air conditioning ventilation equipment and so on, let the visitors feel the charm of low-carbon life.

Subsequently, the delegation came to Hakka Folk Museum in Longgang District, which is the largest Hakka residential building in China. Under the guidance of the museum introduction staff, the delegation visited Hakka furniture, labor tools, daily necessities, genealogy and other cultural relics. Teachers and students learned customs of Hakka, such as production, labor, diet, marriage and so on. Finally, they had a more profound understanding to the heritage of Shenzhen.

In the afternoon, the delegation visited the Shenzhen Reservoir in the rain. Shenzhen Reservoir was completed in 1965 with the capacity of 45.77 million cubic meters. It is significant to Hong Kong's water supply.

After the visit of the Shenzhen International Low-carbon City, Hakka Folk Museum and Shenzhen Reservoir, the members deeply felt high reference value of low-carbon environmental achievements in Shenzhen. There is a large need for us to understand and appreciate the folk art and other non-material cultural heritages of Shenzhen.
(Written by Shen Nan and Zhang Xi,
Photoed by Yuan Tian ,
Edited by Yi Zhexing)