Huzhou designated as main venue to mark 1st National Ecology Day
Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province has been chosen as the main venue to commemorate the inaugural National Ecology Day, which will take place on Aug 15.
The series of events to be held in Huzhou will include an opening ceremony, a press conference on China's significant achievements in ecological civilization, an exchange meeting on the construction of ecological civilization, and a conference on green and low-carbon innovation.
In June, a draft decision was approved during the third session of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress, declaring Aug 15 as National Ecology Day.
To further promote eco-friendly practices among the public, various promotional and educational activities will be organized throughout the country on this day.
Aug 15 holds special significance, as it was on this day in 2005 that the notion that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" was first proposed in Anji county, Huzhou. This principle has since laid the foundation for the nation's green development.