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Jun./Jul. 2023: Harvest in summer - Grundfos Green IT Classroom founded in Handan and Netspring e-waste drive continuous on going

In late June, the first Grundfos Green IT Classroom was successfully founded in Handan, more to come in September. Back to May, the first “The Blue Planet in the Eyes of Children” Student Art Competition award ceremony was held in the Zero Carbon Park, Hong Kong. We’ve also been continuously working on e-waste projects. Our partners such as UPS China and Colliers International successively launched volunteering activities in China, actively mobilized employees and collected hundreds of used and idle electronic products, books, brand new computer headphones, and other e-waste items to support underprivileged students. 
Upcoming event: The 10th Franco-Chinese Environmental Month will be kicked off this autumn, we will hold an e-waste drive as warm up this year, please stay tuned!
The First Grundfos Green IT Classroom Founded in Handan
With the summer breeze, Grundfos Green IT Classroom was successfully unveiled on June 20th, 2023 at Situanzhen Middle School in Quzhou County, which is under the historic city of Handan. Netspring and this countryside school connected two years ago, most of the students in the school are left-behind children. Our partnership with Grundfos began last year, after two parties’ best endeavors, we fulfilled the dreams of children and teachers finally and built a bridge of information for students to step into the future. This green IT classroom embodies the love and unremitting efforts of Grundfos' leaders and staffs, and also involves the high expectations of hardworking teachers to rural students.
On the day of the opening ceremony, volunteers from Grundfos and Netspring also contributed sports goods and stationeries to the school. The students performed Tai Chi and sang their own school song "Cradle in Tuan" with big passion for all participants. Every classic movement and every innocent singing conveys gratitude, as well as happiness and warmth. 
After the ceremony, volunteers from Grundfos and Netspring delivered the creative classes, involving digital painting, environmental protection and fun handicrafts. Mr. Hong, Leader of Corporate Strategy of Grundfos China, and Ms. Qin from Netspring team shared the "Different Life - Water Saving Solution" with students through vivid courseware, videos and real cases in rural areas, the seeds of environmental protection and water conservation were planted in the students' hearts. Mr. Zhang, Leader of Grundfos China IT, with rich volunteering teaching experience, enlightened the students on digital painting learning through Q&A interaction session. This activity enriched the children’s knowledge beyond their normal classes. Finally, taught by Mr. Zhang, the students learned how to make a folded-paper cranes and wrote their thoughts and greeting on it which would be brought back to Shanghai by volunteers, so that Grundfos employee could also feel the wishes of children thousands of miles away.
“In addition to studying, I usually help my family with farm work when I go back at weekends. My parents always struggle for working outside. I hope that I could improve my family situation with my capability and contribute to society in the future. The volunteering teachers taught us how to find the knowledge that we eager to learn through the relevant searching engine in the IT Class. I think it was very helpful to me, and I am very grateful to them.”
_Student from Grundfos Green IT Classroom in Situan Middle School
“The installation of the green IT classroom is timely for us. Teachers no longer have to borrow computers, and students can explore outside world through the Internet. We are deeply touched, and will cultivate every child into a sunny and intelligent one in the new era. It is you who sow the seeds of love into the hearts of children, and it is you who provide a platform for our children's growth and development! ”
_Inspector Teacher from Grundfos Green IT Classroom in Situan Middle School
We would like to thank all our supporters. In the future, we will continue to promote public awareness of social responsibility and environmental protection and work with all of you to create a healthier, more inclusive and sustainable world through social innovation and entrepreneurship. New collaboration with Grundfos will be revealed in Sept. 2023, please stay tuned for more information!

“The Blue Planet in the Eyes of Children” Student Art Competition held in HK for the 1st time. Award ceremony at the Zero Carbon Park, Kowloon.

The competition was organized by Netspring and Maverlinn to encourage young children to showcase their digital and creative talents. The award ceremony was held on 11th May at Zero Carbon Park, along with the students’ art exhibition which is the first time in Hong Kong. We get to see a brand-new interpretation of our beloved planet through the eyes of children.


Congratulations to all students who participated and special thanks to the winners for contributing recycled computers through Netspring Green IT Classroom Project to 2 mainland schools. Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the strong support of Bamboo International and Zero Carbon Park for this event! 


Gold Award for traditional Painting, Primary & Secondary School


Gold Award for digital Painting, Primary & Secondary School



It’s a park with net zero carbon emissions to operate as ultimate goal. It also serves as an exhibition, education and information center. The CIC-ZCP generates on-site renewable energy from photovoltaic panels and a tri-generation system using biofuel made of waste cooking oil and target to achieve zero net carbon emissions on an annual basis. Beyond the common definition of a zero carbon building, CIC-ZCP exports surplus energy to offset embodied carbon of its construction process and major structural materials.


E-waste Drive Activities at a Glance 

Netspring and UPS China E-Waste & Book Drive on International Recycling Day

Following our partnership with UPS Shanghai Community Involvement Committees (CIC) last year to collect e-waste from CIC members at its various locations, this year we partnered with UPS China again to launch a pop-up event in its office building on International Recycling Day (May 17th, 2023), aiming to collect obsolete electronic devices, spare books, sporting goods, etc. from employees for sustainable reuse and to support migrant schools in or near Shanghai. 50 UPS employees handed in 220 items of e-waste and books, for a total of 302 volunteer hours converted according to the relevant categories. All renewable electronic items collected will support Netspring Green IT Programs. 


Netspring Collaborated with Colliers to Launch Volunteering Activities in China

In March 2023, partnering with Netspring, Colliers launched e-waste drive in China to echo its global volunteering activities, with aiming at transforming e-waste into e-education and enhancing environmental protection. Besides obsolete laptops or electronics that Colliers International delivered, 120 pcs brand new headsets were contributed by senior leadership Mr. Huang individually which will be supported Netspring Green IT Classrooms together with renewable electronic devices.

The photo shows excited Netspring students are checking new received headsets.


Thanks to Colliers, UPS China and all our partners, without your great support, our programs could not continuously help huge number of underprivileged students and generated profound impact.


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