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Impressive stats from GreenHunan

by liz with shanlter |

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Green Hunan is a civil society organization in China that organizes volunteers to monitor the watershed of the Xiang River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River. See their website

In a brief meeting on Wednesday, November 23, I had a chance to sit down with a staff person of GreenHunan and learn some basic facts about their approach to environmental monitoring:

  • They created a "field kit" box containing an educational card game, and a version of GreenovationHub's water test kit.
  • they train volunteers on water monitoring at a large annual conference event each fall
  • of the 122 prefectures in Hunan province, 67 have active Green Hunan volunteers
  • there are 400 volunteers active per week
  • these volunteers submit around 15 reports of violations per month to either the Chinese EPA pollution reporting hotline #12369, or to the local mayor's office #12345
  • On average, every week, the government solves 1 to 2 of these reported problems.

Excited to learn more form Green Hunan and keep sharing water monitoring strategies!

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Thank you for your detailed introduction! This is Phil volunteering for Green Hunan, and we are looking to learn & share information through this forum on a regular basis - a great way to improve our water-related strategies!

Hi @GreenHunan , do you have any updated statistics on your amazing volunteer community? Would love to hear! Thank you.

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