Greening China Together


WeWork@Weihai Rd
4F, 696 Weihai Road, Jing'an District
Shanghai, China, 200041




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As part of our plan to accelerate the greening of Chinese consumer behavior, we chose the YK Pao School in Shanghai to be our “Green School Showcase.” Using materials from pavilions at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, we built a brand new campus for the YK Pao School.

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Creating A Symbol of Reuse

The secondary school opened in Fall 2011 in Shanghai's Songjiang district. A permanent reminder of this project was built into the school, and the case will serve to educate YK Pao students on the importance of working together to save the environment. The sustainability spirit of Shanghai Expo 2010 was seeded everywhere across the school’s 40,000 square meters of space - in classrooms, dormitories, the library, offices, and outdoor garden areas. It stands as a physical demonstration of reuse for all YK Pao students.


Thanks to the following organizations and people for their invaluable help and support in making this project a reality:


  • The following pavilions at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai: Cyprus, London ZED, Cisco, New Zealand, Swiss Cities, India Pondicherry, UK, Portugal, and Alsace Pavilions.

  • The YK Pao School.

  • Green Ideas, Green Actions (GIGA) and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

  • Professor Richard Brubaker and his students: John Timms, Denise Chao, Alan Ding, Ming Liu, Sachin Kulkarni, and Catherine Xuan.

  • The following companies: Ruder Finn, Parsons Brinckerhoff, S.H.E., ID Creations, Charlie Xia Photography.