The 2.29-metre-tall basketball star Yao Ming, who played for the Shanghai Sharks and the Houston Rockets, donated $2 million for the victims of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China, which killed an estimated 68,000 people, and created a foundation to help rebuild schools. Yao Ming also campaigns for China to say no to shark-fin soup and stop the overfishing of these magnificent fish, and has spoken out against bear farming for bile, saying ‘bears are beautiful animals in nature; let’s love and care for them’.
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Healthy people in a healthy environment
Good health and well-being require a clean and harmonious environment where physical, psycho - logical, social and aesthetic factors are all given their due importance. These factors are affected by actions and choices which can secure considerable health benefits. The environment is thus not only important for its own sake, but as a resource for better living conditions and well-being.
- What we’ve agreed: the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Millennium Development Goals
- Green savings
- What young people want
- Water – the key to life
- The air we breathe
- Safer, quieter towns and cities of the future – reclaiming the streets
- Active, healthy lifestyles
- Making energy sustainable
- On the safe side
- Listen to our voices – the Bandung Declaration
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