Zhou Xun, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Visits Africa

2010-03-30 15:35:57        Chinese Films

Achim Steiner meets with Chinese actress and singer Zhou Xun at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi on March 29, 2010. [Photo: sina.com]

Zhou Xun, UNEP's Goodwill Ambassador and Chinese entertainer, visited the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, capital city of Kenya, on Tuesday, March 29, 2010.

Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka shakes hands with Chinese actress Zhou Xun at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi on March 29, 2010. [Photo: sina.com]

There, Zhou met with Achim Steiner, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UNEP. They exchanged opinions on protecting environment. Achim Steiner praised Zhou Xun's efforts in promoting environmental protection consciousness among the general public.

Achim Steiner, Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Zhou Xun (from right) at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi on March 29, 2010. [Photo: sina.com]

Since being appointed by the UNDP China as the first National Goodwill Ambassador two years ago, Zhou Xun has not only promoted environmental cooperation, but also introduced her green awareness program "Our Part" to the rest of world, which builds an all-dimensional media platform to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint and fight against climate change through a more positive, simple, and effective change of lifestyle. 
 

Zhou Xun's environmental program "Our Part" [Photo: sina.com]

In addition, Zhou Xun has been practicing simple green habits herself as refusing single use lunchboxes and chopsticks while shooting films, replacing disposable paper etc.

Zhou Xun [Photo: sohu.com]

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