Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Lu Jiang Elementary School (2018 CyberFair Project ID 8393)
Taiwan, New Taipei City,Taiwan
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

We estimate 9 student(s) from 11 to 12 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Luzhou District belongs to New Taipei City. It is located in the northwestern part of the Taipei Basin, facing Shezi Island across the Tamsui River in the northeast, adjacent to the Wugu District in the west and the Sanchong District in the southeast. In terms of topography, this area looks like a parallelogram surrounded by river gullies and the magnificent Mount Guanyin. The mountain and water is totally natural and fascinating. A long time ago, egrets were often discovered in Luzhou because Luzhou used to be a habitat for egrets. But what is the situation now? Egrets disappear, and the beautiful scenery of countryside is replaced by high-rise buildings! New Taipei City was upgraded to a direct-controlled municipality in 2010 and the Luzhou MRT was opened. The development of Luzhou is accelerated step by step. Today, Luzhou has been transformed into a new metropolitan region with small area and large population density.

Project Description: Luzhou's landscape has been increasingly urbanized in recent years, but Luzhou won many environment-related awards in 2017, including Taiwan Health and Environment Award (the only award-winning local government in Taiwan), No. 1 in Environmental Protection Assessment Group A and No. 1 in Landscape Assessment Group A, etc. We can know from it that Luzhou is a quality city with small area, which is densely populated but tidy and clean. Why does Luzhou obtains so many environmental-related awards? Why does Luzhou's streets are more clean than neighboring Sanchong and Wugu? Whether Luzhou people attaches more importance to environmental protection? These questions arise our curiosity.We heard the wonderful sound of the garbage truck from our childhood, and we could not help but sing the music with it. However, we never have it in mind that when we take the dirty rubbish to dump, there are a group of people silently helping us deal with those smelly rubbish. Why do they do that kind of work? What do they think in their minds? What are their pains unknown to others? These are the things we want to explore and investigate.

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