Any environmental organization out there need some star power? Chinese star Gong Li (2046, Memoirs Of A Geisha) is keen and wants to help. She’s known more for her movie roles, particularly in her latest film The Curse Of The Golden Flower, but she’s not just an actress. Gong Li is also a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a political advisory group assisting China’s development. This year, she submitted a proposal highlighting environmental protection.
…she has reminded people of the importance and urgency to process garbage, sewage and excess gas. Though detailed measures are still being considered, she believed it was important to first make people aware of the issue.
Garbage processing drew Gong’s attention several years ago when she learned from the media that the country was facing a large number of garbage pile-ups. She said the “garbage hills” are “terrible and dangerous”.
She also talked about how celebrities can influence people to take action and expressed interest in joining an environmental group’s campaigns and projects.
China doesn’t have the best environmental track record, though it does make effort, so it’ll be great if the country’s environmental issues received more attention. Like it or not, celebrities do generate interest and Gong Li looks like a great candidate for the job.