Today, as part of my “public diplomacy” tour with the U.S. Consulate, I delivered a lecture on “Everyday Environmentalism” (based on my forthcoming book) to environmental science undergrads at the South China University of Technology (SCUT). About 30 students attended to discuss the environmental impacts of individual behavior on the environment (energy, waste, food choices, etc.). The Q&A was enjoyable with topics including Chinese and American consumption patterns; transportation infrastructure; and the role of University students in improving the environment in China. After the lecture, I had a fantastic lunch with SCUT faculty, students, and the Secretary General of the University.

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