Shanghai Disney Resort Launches Earth Month with Educational Offerings and Leading Environmental Protection Practices
Shanghai, April 1, 2019 – This Earth Month, Shanghai Disney Resort is leading the way to a greener, happier planet with a whole host of amazing and inspiring Environmentality offerings designed to inspire both guests and Cast Members to think green – including environmental recycling initiatives, interactive chats with Xiao Tui, the friendly roaming recycling bin, guided family nature walks around Wishing Star Park and so much more.
Waste sorting and recycling is a growing trend, and is an important focus of every Disney resort, including Shanghai Disney Resort. As a highlight of this year’s Disney Earth Month, the resort is encouraging its guests to learn more about recycling methods, and make a difference in their daily lives. From April 1 through April 30, Xiao Tui will return to travel the pathways of Shanghai Disneyland, welcoming guests and spreading helpful environmental messages. As well as chatting with guests, Xiao Tui will also help promote the benefits of recycling and sorting, encouraging everyone to take action by emphasizing how small changes can have a positive effect on the environment around them.
“Environmental care and protection has been a key part of Shanghai Disney Resort since day one, and throughout April we are excited to be able to share our commitment and daily environmental practices with our guests,” said Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “With a wide range of fun and engaging initiatives being held across the resort, we hope to continue to protect the planet together and instill in everyone a true appreciation for the beauty of nature.”
Shanghai Disney Resort has always embraced the Disney tradition of environmental care and as part of this commitment has established longstanding waste management and recycling systems. As well as offering all guests the opportunity to recycle using dedicated recycling bins around the resort, Shanghai Disney Resort today also highlighted a number of waste management practices it employs both on stage and backstage, including:
- In all park restaurants, Cast Members sort waste into designated bins before sending plates to be washed.
- Any green waste generated as part of the resort’s daily horticultural management will be collected and sent to a green waste treatment plant to be turned into nutrient-rich compost.
- In the resort’s backstage area, different recycling bins are available for all Cast. The resort also encourages Cast to think green via internal newsletters, billboards, and regular environmental activities.
This April, Shanghai Disney Resort is also continuing to promote wildlife protection through a Wildlife Photo Exhibition. Set to open in Disneytown on April 8 in partnership with WildAid, the photos being exhibited were taken by Chinese actress and WildAid ambassador Jiang Yiyan. The exhibition will be free to all guests from April 9 – 30 and will highlight the need for everyone to work towards wildlife protection.
Throughout Earth Month, young guests and their families can once again enjoy an adventure through nature with a trip to Shanghai Disneyland’s Gardens of Imagination. Full of colorful seasonal blossoms, the Gardens of Imagination are the perfect place for guests to appreciate the beauty of nature during a day out at the park. To help them on their way, a Nature Exploration Guide full of fun facts and information can be collected from Cast Members.
This year’s Earth Month activities can also be found throughout Disneytown from April 12 – 22. Whether it is learning about plants from horticultural experts, taking a closer look at the wild world of insects, or embarking on a fun adventure featuring a variety of birds at Wishing Star Park, guests can enjoy Disneytown’s captivating vibe while also connecting with the natural world.
This Earth Month, reconnect with nature and protect our planet – only at Shanghai Disney Resort.