Taipei, Taiwan – Climate Change Commission Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez handed out the Sustainable Development World Pilot Hero Award to Dr. Tsong-Ming Lin, an educator, in a special ceremony held at the Taipei Hero House. Dr. Lin is cited for his advocacy of carbon reduction in food and drinks under the principle of balanced nutrition through the promotion of low-carbon diet or the green diet in schools in Taiwan. To date, 93% of schools all over Taiwan participate by having a “vegetarian food day” one (1) day of each week. Alvarez was especially invited to hand out the award as he is recognized by the international Award Board for his advocacy of carbon cutting to mitigate climate change and global warming, and the first Asian environment leader to convene the first Asia Pacific Climate Change Conference in 1994.
February 17, 2012