Dear Cai Ying-wen 親愛的蔡英文總統: Much Love and Power to You 豐沛的愛與力量予妳

Power, power, power… 🙂 What is it, where does it come from, and what do we do with it? 力量、力量、力量…它究竟是甚麼,它從哪裡來,我們可以用力量做甚麼? When you think of power, what immediately comes to mind? Make a list of people who you think are powerful: 當你想到力量,你立刻浮現腦海的是什麼? 列出一份你認為有力量之人的名單: – – – Next, take a minute to

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Would You Like a Drink with your Plastic? :D

Well, as we know, the world doesn’t revolve around the Sun anymore. Instead, we’ve got excess(ive) plastic packaging, unreused plastic bags, plastic straws, and the best of them all in Taiwan, the plastic cup! Of which each typically has 1 life. Many have heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, AKA Plastic Island,

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Construction of seaside hotel killing off Taitung coral reef

Trista di Genova, The Wild East Protesters camped out on the beach in southeast Taiwan last weekend, to call attention to the ecological destruction of Meili Wan (‘Beautiful Bay’) during the course of a hotel’s construction there. Activist and famed Taiwan photographer, Eco Lin, described in an interview with The

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Can You Feel A Big Love: Tzu Chi University eco-camp’s invaluable tips

The following is a report by Taipei Medical University (TMU) International Students on Tzu Chi University’s Eco-awareness Camp. Team leader: Trista di Genova (US); with Olaiya Tunbosun (Nigeria), Van Tuyen Duong (Vietnam), Yudha Nur Patria (Indonesia). “At the Co-Exist with Mother Earth Eco-Awareness Camp, we learned about some of the

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Orchid Island’s problem won’t just go away, needs monitoring by scientific community

Editorial / The Wild East Taipei Times‘ Dec. 2 editorial, “Living in a nuclear wasteland”, was an informative summary outlining the Tao people’s dilemma, praiseworthy in its attempt to put a spotlight on this issue in the run-up to January’s presidential elections. But this is not just an election-year issue.

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‘Idle-Free Taipei’ Wants YOU to Promote Clean Air in Taipei

Wild East news staff Idle-Free Taipei (台北不怠速)[Edit: 2015/1/15 link no longer works] is holding a Clean Air promotional campaign on Saturday, July 2, 12:00-2:00 p.m, to educate the public on the facts of idling vs. not idling, and are asking volunteers to meet at Roosevelt/Keelung Rd. intersection to help with

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NTU prof to speak on nuclear affairs @ Breakfast Club

Wild East news staff The Breakfast Club, a group founded by Professor Jerome Keating that invites scholars to speak and lead discussions on historical issues and current affairs, will be meeting Saturday, April 9th at 10 am. Topic: Taiwan and Nuclear Power, the Implications of Japan’s recent earthquake/tsunami experience for

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Canadian brings power to the people with clean technologies

By Trista di Genova Staff Writer Toronto native Scott Phipps came to Taiwan with a mission. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a master’s degree in Communication and Development, he consulted governments, then worked with academia, NGOs and international organizations – and the private sector. “As impetus

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China’s air pollution: Calling the kettle silvery

By John Hancock Special to The Wild East A young Beijing writer recently had the good fortune to be sent on assignment to Mexico City, in order to write a travel article about the metropolis. On his return he said he was surprised to find the traffic wasn’t as bad

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'One Thing I'd Change About Taiwan'

Kyle Sveinson, 28, is from Winnipeg, Canada. He teaches English for a living, and is the producer and a member of the hip-hop crew THC.

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