Dr. Shen Li spoke to the group of delegates with his translator Miss Liu Shan.
Li has hosted LOHAS conferences in Beijing, and is optimistic about the future of sustainability in his country.
LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability that was coined to describe a consumer group that prioritizes environmental and health concerns. It is used more and more frequently in China, and is now used to describe values of green businesses and organizations. DotGreen’s founder, Annalisa Roger, said she enjoyed meeting Dr. Shen Li considering DotGreen’s connection with the LOHAS community. DotGreen recently sponsored a LOHAS Forum in the US NorthWest in Portland, Oregon, and Roger had the opportunity to engage in several interesting discussions with the LOHAS guests about how sustainability presents itself in many industry sectors and careers.
Following his address to the ICANN delegates, Dr. Shen Li switched to English to speak directly with Roger, recalling his good friend and LOHAS colleague, Ted Ning. Ning directs LOHAS events around the US and in China. LOHAS itself represents a global community of green thinkers and doers who care about people and the planet. All around the world, in many different languages, the commitment to sustainability and doing your part for the planet unites people in a community.
Shen said that he sees education as a vital step in forwarding sustainability. He is hopeful that China is becoming the green country that it has the potential to be.
Shen promised, “If you come here again, you will be able to see a more green China.” Roger assured him that The DotGreen Community, Inc. will be back!