Made in Taiwan Waste Found in the Arctic

Made in Taiwan Waste Found in the Arctic

In the summer of 2022, temperatures in Greenland spiked to around 30 degrees Celsius, the warmest on record. Climate advocate and ESG company O’right initiated the Melting Greenland project, and brought the team (consisting of United Daily News and Vision Project) to Greenland in hopes of seeing the impacts of climate change up close. Never did the team imagine finding a broken television set (Made in Taiwan, no less) amidst the marine debris. The “waste in question” traveled back with the team all the way to Taiwan and is now being put on display at O’right’s newly curated Melting Greenland exhibition at its Environmental Education Hall. 

O’right invited Taoyuan Mayor  Simon (San-cheng) Chang and Deputy Mayor Ming-jiuh Wang, as well as United Daily News and Vision Project to join in the unveiling of the Melting Greenland exhibition area and share their experience of the Arctic expedition.

Environmental Documentary Charity Screening Receives Massive Support

With the aim to inspire other climate advocates to take part in this meaningful project and use it as environmental learning materials for non-profit purposes, O’right invited companies, organizations and academic institutions to support the charity screening of the Melting Greenland documentary highlights. In just two months, more than 345 schools and 2,000 companies showed their support.

Launched at the World Biodiversity Summit (which took place during UNGA 77 and Climate Week NYC) and the World Climate Summit during COP27, the Melting Greenland documentary highlights’ charity screening has received enthusiastic support from multiple countries including Japan, Belgium, Sweden, South Africa and Singapore. 

The full version, Melting Greenland: The Documentary, will premiere in 2023 to provide an up-close glimpse into the frontline of climate change and empower through environmental education. 

11 Cities in 23 Days

The Melting Greenland documentary follows O’right, United Daily News and Vision Project as they navigate the Arctic landscape, visiting 11 cities to interview Greenlanders, experts, scholars, scientists and government officials on their views on being in the front-row seat. This 23-day expedition to the snowy destination is now brought to life in O’right’s Environmental Education Hall. 

The blue and white colors represent the glacial landscape and floating ice. The once snow-capped land has now turned into ponds of meltwater, shining light on the harsh truth of the extreme changing climate. The Melting Greenland exhibition reveals the conversations O’right had with people there, and also their deep-rooted sustainability mindset. 

Founder of the Melting Greenland project and CEO of O’right, Steven Ko said: “When it comes to climate change, everyone is responsible. When we all come together, we have the collective power to make a difference and change the world.” Climate change is not just the responsibility of governments, scientists or younger generations. The entire human race is responsible. “We invite people from all walks of life to join us, and to take green actions in your daily life or even incorporate green practices into corporate governance. Together, we can create a greener world.”

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