Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-04-22
On April 22 (Sat) at 9:30am, the Taichung City Environmental Protection Bureau held a World Earth Day Activity named "Reading, Service, Love the Earth" at the National Chung Hsing University. Mayor Hu put on a bicycle helmet and rode an environmentally friendly electrical bicycle, presenting himself as the Environmental Protection Ambassador. Mayor Hu humorously pointed out that if we do not protect the earth now, the earth will soon start disappearing like the hairs on his head. He also asked dog owners not to leave behind dog excrement when they walk their dogs, and asked all citizens to help in efforts to remove all illegal advertisements. There were exciting dance performances by students from Ming Dao High School, as well as a prize winning Q&A competition. 300 participants were given specially designed environmentally friendly bags made for picking up dog excrement. And citizens who have helped remove more than ten of those illegal real estate advertisements received a free T-shirt in exchange.