Responding to the Chaoyang District government’s call for targeted poverty alleviation projects, we supported an effort by the Sanlitun Street Office to pursue poverty alleviation projects in Zhuozi County, Inner Mongolia. We also provided financial support to carry out targeted poverty alleviation activities in Sonid Right Banner, Inner Mongolia. The funds will be used to purchase Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Bo Ai School Clinic, which will work to improve health and hygiene at local kindergartens.
We also sent some of our employees to Zhangjiakou City in Hebei Province to perform on-site inspections as part of another targeted poverty alleviation project.
Separately, to support the Xingning Charity Association and the Guangzhou Tianhe Poverty Alleviation Office, we provided RMB120,000 to support educational initiatives in Xingning City and the repair of a deteriorating family home.
The roof gardens established at INDIGO, Beijing and Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou are leading examples of how traditionally underused rooftop spaces can be used to grow edible plants and crops and promote urban farming. This year, we welcomed groups of children and various NGOs who participated in green workshops, learning about ecology, waste management and sustainable development.
In 2019, INDIGO completed the transformation of its shopping mall rooftop into a 3,000 square-foot eco-farm, using organic farming methods to plant a variety of crops, including eggplants, bell peppers, chilli peppers and various herbs in this space. In late October 2019, these crops were harvested and used as ingredients in a lunch prepared by a restaurant in EAST, Beijing.