good idea

October 26th, 2008

新京报/The Beijing News’ Zhang Tailing reports on an activity in which participants are not allowed to drink any water as they climb a mountain. Why? To make them pay more attention to Beijing’s precious- and very scarce- water resources. Over 160 people in this “extreme experience group” set out from the Summer Palace, went to the main dam of the Miyun Reservoir, then followed the Yunlong Stream up to the top of Yunmengshan, and were not allowed to drink water over the course of the trip…. well, at the end of the article a worker is quoted as saying that in fact, if they were feeling too weak to continue, they could have a drink, so it seems having a drink was more strongly discouraged than forbidden. Anyway, seems like a good idea to me.

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