Jill Buck is the Founder and Executive Director of the Go Green Initiative and is also the owner of Buck Consulting. Jill lives with her family in Pleasanton, California. Full Bio
By: Jill Buck
Spending Earth Day away from my home in California is almost like spending Christmas away from my family, but I am honored to be spending my 3rd consecutive Earth Day with the China Entrepreneur Club, because I truly believe that the innovations they are working on will change the world for the better.
In 2007, I was asked to join an international think tank for the Daonong Center for Enterprise, an organization sponsored by the China Entrepreneur Club (www.daonong.com). The task of the committee was to help develop standards for green businesses, and subsequently serve as judges to award recognition to Chinese and multi-national companies operating in China that achieved excellence by those standards. The two areas that I focused on were supply chain management and key performance indicators (KPI’s). Each Earth Day since 2008, outstanding green companies have been recognized, such as Ikea, WalMart, Geely, Alibaba, Loreal, Warren Buffet’s electric car favorite BYD, and many more. This year, I will have the opportunity to help recognize the top 100 green companies operating in China.
This year, my speech at the Annual Summit of China Green Companies will be on green technology. Specifically, I will be talking about the role of government in the innovation and application of green technology. I’ll be joined by the Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Standards of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, Yingman Zhao; the co-founder of the China Greentech Initiative, Ellen G. Carberry; and a leader in innovation in the semiconductor industry, Sandeep Kumarm CEO of Microstaq, Inc.
China is investing an incredible amount of resources to creating the infrastructure, policies and research necessary to create a sustainable economy and society. Naturally, their success is beneficial to China, but it is also beneficial to the entire world. Resource conservation, renewable energy expansion, and innovations in green building and manufacturing are among the many efforts being pursued in China, and each of those will have immensely positive ramifications for environmental protection across the globe.
As you celebrate Earth Day this year, I hope that you will join me in celebrating the efforts of people around the world who are working hard to create a clean, healthy, and sustainable future for the world’s precious children.
Peace and joy to you and your loved ones this Earth Day,
Founder, Go Green Initiative
Paul Maples - May 13, 10 - 3:14 pm
I'm so happy to see you working with the Chinese. As they develop, they could build their habits in environmentally friendly or unfriendly ways. Your environmentally friendly input into their culture will be very important to our world as you are impacting a country with over 1.3 Billion people. Teaching them the proper habits as they develop will have a huge impact on the future of the world. THANK YOU!