On October 14th, AmCham China’s US-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) hosted the third “Energy and Charity Run” at Beijing’s Green Forest Central Park, bringing together more than 250 runners of all ages.
The diverse group of participants included individuals from nearly 50 prominent energy companies and partner units, such as ConocoPhillips, Westinghouse, InSinkErator, RIPED, CNOOC, Pipe China, China’s National Institute of Excellent PetroEngineer, the China Overseas Development Association, China Energy News, Coca-Cola, United Family Healthcare, Boeing, ICF, Deloitte, Howden, Autodesk, and more.
The event aimed to promote energy charity and sustainable development. With the support of the International Department of the National Energy Administration, a total of 15,800 RMB was raised and donated to the Red Cross of Tianshui, Qingshui County in Gansu Province. This generous contribution was used to enhance the educational environment and drinking water quality for over 300 teachers and students at the local Baituo County Central Primary School through the upgrade of printing equipment, classroom water purifiers, and water purification devices.
The “Energy Charity Initiative,” initiated in 2016, was a collaborative effort of ECP and member companies to channel our collective energy and environmental protection efforts into the realm of public welfare. Initially, it took the form of an annual energy & charity reception. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, ECP expanded the initiative to include the “Energy and Charity Run” at the Beijing Olympic Park, growing into a notable charity event in the energy sector. In the coming years, we hope to see increased participation from energy and environmental protection enterprises and individuals to further support the causes of energy, environmental protection, and green and low-carbon development.
We would like to thank the generous sponsors of the run, including ConocoPhillips, Westinghouse Electric Company, InSinkErator, United Family Healthcare, Coca-Cola, and Burton Snowboards, which offered new backpacks to the fastest young runners.