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Cherishing the planet, not just on Environment Day

WORLD Environment Day tomorrow is a special time to cherish the planet and take steps to combat climate change. But every day should be Environment Day.

As part of the local celebration of the United Nations-sponsored event, Shanghai's Documentary Channel will screen two famous documentaries in a cinema and museum, followed by workshops.

The films are "Six Degrees Could Change the World" at Broadband International Cineplex and "The Human Footprint" at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum tomorrow.

Afterward environmentalists will discuss ways to fight global warming.

"Six Degrees" focuses on the impact on the globe of six degrees of global warming over the next 100 years. "Footprint" calculates the energy resources consumed and warming caused by one person over a lifetime.

At the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, five sculptures made of discarded plastic and metal are on display. They will be auctioned for charity; proceeds go to a team of volunteers that has been removing garbage from the Huangpu River for 10 years.

From 6:30pm to 11:30pm, a five-hour environment program will be aired on the Documentary Channel. They include screening of short documentaries, a debate on how to stop killing sharks for sharks' fin soup and other topics, plus interviews with celebrities and ordinary people who protect the environment.

"We are glad to see increased local awareness about the environment," says Cheng Feng, an official from the channel.

A five-episode series on environmental issues will be screened later this year.

World Environment Day on June 5 began in 1972; it is distinct from Earth Day every April 22.


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