Creating ‘Our Green Planet’ Through Art as Children and Youth Lead the Way for a Better Environment While Protecting Mother Earth [7.29.18]

Guests:

Segment ‘1’: Jason Wang, President, US-China Council for International Exchanges Inc. & Creator, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition and Anne Friend, Education Coordinator & Camp Director, (Lorton) Workhouse Arts Center, Host, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition, (In-Studio), Theme: “OUR GREEN PLANET: Experiment of Promoting Environmental Protection Through Art Education for Children” (Washington Children’s Art Contest and Exhibition)

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Segment ‘2’: Ms. Lily Shen, Mother of Eileen Zou & Special Advisor; Eileen Zou, Age ‘7’, in the 1st Grade, Hunt Valley Elementary School, Painter of “Earth Flower”; and Aiyana Bage, Age ‘8’, 3rd Grade, Floris Elementary School, Painter of “Stay United and Save Our Mother Earth”, (In-Studio), Theme: “Students Sharing Their Art and Ideas About Saving Mother Earth”

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Segment ‘3’: Ms. Dinny Li, President, Hope Chinese School Summer Camp Program and Member, Organizing Committee, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition and Ms. Xiaoyee Zhong, Art Instructor, US Art School, Students in “Our Green Planet” Children’s Art Contest and Exhibition, (In-Studio), Theme: “Art, Environment, Fostering Creativity, so The Next Generations (TNGs) are Skilled Leaders for Our Green Planet”

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Segment ‘4’: Elin Victoria Ruffner, age 11, 6th Grade, Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Painter of “Not Enough Water” and Taylor Cassandra Ruffner, age 11, 6th Grade, Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Painter of “Trapped by Trash”, (In-Studio), Theme: “Art Expressing New Sensitivity and Appreciation for Protecting Our Green Planet”.

Show 4-45:06-end

Show 1Jason Wang and Anne Friend Show 2Ms. Lily Shen, Eileen Zou, and Aiyana Bage
Show 3Ms. Dinny Li and Ms. Xiaoyee Zhong Show 4Elin Victoria Ruffner and Taylor Cassandra Ruffner

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Jason Wang, President, US-China Council for International Exchanges Inc. & Creator, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition and Anne Friend, Education Coordinator & Camp Director, (Lorton) Workhouse Arts Center, Host, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition, (In-Studio), Theme: “OUR GREEN PLANET: Experiment of Promoting Environmental Protection Through Art Education for Children” (Washington Children’s Art Contest and Exhibition)
  • Show ‘2’: Ms. Lily Shen, Mother of Eileen Zou & Special Advisor; Eileen Zou, Age ‘7’, in the 1st Grade, Hunt Valley Elementary School, Painter of “Earth Flower”; and Aiyana Bage, Age ‘8’, 3rd Grade, Floris Elementary School, Painter of “Stay United and Save Our Mother Earth”, (In-Studio), Theme: “Students Sharing Their Art and Ideas About Saving Mother Earth”
  • Show ‘3’:  Ms. Dinny Li, President, Hope Chinese School Summer Camp Program and Member, Organizing Committee, “Our Green Planet” Art Contest & Exhibition and Ms. Xiaoyee Zhong, Art Instructor, US Art School, Students in “Our Green Planet” Children’s Art Contest and Exhibition, (In-Studio), Theme: “Art, Environment, Fostering Creativity, so The Next Generations (TNGs) are Skilled Leaders for Our Green Planet”
  • Show ‘4’:  Elin Victoria Ruffner, age 11, 6th Grade, Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Painter of “Not Enough Water” and Taylor Cassandra Ruffner, age 11, 6th Grade, Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Painter of “Trapped by Trash”, (In-Studio), Theme: “Art Expressing New Sensitivity and Appreciation for Protecting Our Green Planet”

Program Overview:

“Our Green Planet” Washington Children’s Art Contest and Exhibition program introduces the organizers, participants, supportive parents, and Art Instructors This is a most successful educational program to encourage “The Next Generations” (TNGs) to use their creative minds and passion for the environment and Mother Earth. As a dynamic and creative art program for children and youth it helps to forge a new artistic narrative by allowing them to take up their brushes, colors, pens, ink, crayons, and paper to voice their love for and appreciation about life on Earth and all living beings. They also express their concerns and stands on reducing negative impact on land, water, and air while demonstrating their passion and vision for solutions through art to save Mother Earth.

This creative endeavor was initiated and co-organized by the: US-China Council for International Exchanges, Inc..; Vienna (Virginia) Art Society; Chinese Cultural and Art League; American Chinese School; and across all nine campuses of the Hope Chinese School. “Our Green Planet” creations were exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. This collection of original art work was created in such diversified media as acrylic on canvas, water colors, pastels using colored pencils, and crayons.

There were sixty-eight [68] children, between ages 6 to 17-years of age involved from the Greater Washington, D.C. Capital Region. The effort to protect Mother Earth through children’s art education program helps increase the public awareness about environmental challenges and also enriches art education for children in schools and communities. Not only are the children and youth gaining understanding and appreciation for the environment and severe climate change they are educating their parents and extended families about the perils facing all living beings on Planet Earth from violent climate change and environmental degradation.

The U.S. – China Council for International Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to promoting sustainable, social, and economic development. Such development is realized through international exchanges between Chinese and American schools, enterprises, and NGOs. These areas include, but are not limited to clean energy, low carbon and green technologies, education, and culture.


Thank you Happy, Production Crew, Program Team, and volunteers for your outstanding commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we create The EmeraldPlanet… 
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!