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It’s not sci-fi, it’s not fantasy, it’s not a story out of The Lorax….it’s really happening!
Just a quick report interrupting our series on solar vehicles: according to this week’s Sydney Morning Herald, a Chinese philanthropist/multi-millionaire (worth more than $740 million already) Chen Guangbiao has begun selling “fresh air in soft drink cans” for about 5 Chinese Yuan ($0.80) a pop. Below is a video clip about this “fresh canned air”:
These canned air comes in a variety of flavors, including “pristine Tibet” and “post-industrial Taiwan”. According to a Huffington Post translation of an earlier report in the Chinese language Beijing Youth Daily, Chen has been selling his canned air since September, 2012, with more than $800 worth of canned air being sold in Beijing on the very first day. Even though Chen is very serious about the potential profitability of his canned air products, he has stressed that this air venture is also to call attention to a critical issue facing China. This week the Guardian reported that Beijing’s air pollution is “again at danger levels” and residents have been advised to stay indoors as much as they can. Chen has pulled other publicity stunts in the past to highlight the dire state of China’s air quality, such as using a hammer to smash up a number of electric scooters (with lead acid batteries) in protest of lead contamination and bring awareness to pollution.
I’d like to remind Philanthropist Chen, that the way to solve China’s pollution problem is through renewable energy such as Solar Energy! We encourage all Chinese to direct their attention to renewable/solar energy, away from fossil fuel or Diaoyu Island.
~have a bright and sunny day~
Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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