Green Rural Project
As a member of the Leadership Council of Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC), which was launched by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Wang Shi is committed to promoting the implementation of the Clean Cookstove Project in China. In 2017, the C Team project team promoted the pilot use of clean cookstoves by 500 rural households in eight villages in Shaanxi Province to reduce the air pollution caused by unreasonable cookstove structure and insufficient combustion. In 2018, based on the Clean Cookstove Project, C Team launched the “Green Rural” plan, focusing on clean energy and community development in rural areas to make China's rural areas green and livable.
In order to better respond to the local needs for developing livelihoods and improving the community, C Team worked closely with Shaanxi Gender Development Solution and Bluetech Clean Air Alliance (BCAA) to jointly promote the Green Rural plan with the community-driven development approach, with support from Vanke Foundation and UNDP GEF SGP. Through community training and microfinance projects, it helped improve people’s wellbeing in Nangoumen Village. Joining hands with the rural environmental education program of the Sannong Society (Sannong: agriculture, farmers and rural areas) of Yan’an University, the project is committed to enhancing villagers’ environmental and health awareness so as to improve the village environment jointly with the villagers, and seeking more technical innovation and resources to support integrated applications of clean cooking and heating.