Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 4 长江源志愿工作第4天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!
这是我参与长江源志愿工作的一系列记录。我争取每日更新,但在野外工作没有网络的那些日子会有延迟。在时间允许的情况下,也会尽量使用中英双语。喜欢的话,关注我的Ins账号(@anar.chica.yichenguo)获取更新吧!

I’m officially on board today! I got the ‘dog tag’ (officially an ‘environmental dog’?), and checked in at the WeChat group. Although it’s a normal procedure in a normal company that I don’t usually appreciate, here it is a delight. 
正式走马上任,拿到了狗牌(正式成为环保狗?),打了卡。虽然是我通常并不认可的普通公司普通的流程,在这里却很让人开心。

After breakfast, everyone participated in the cleaning work. Since we always get mud attached to the bottom of our shoes when we work outside, we need to clean the inside of the station every day to ensure that the sanitary condition is up to the very strict required level. Mr. Yang is a very delicate boss who even developed a very detailed standard including for example, a mop can be used for 10 square meters every time it is cleaned. Duoduo could tell that I’m a book lover, so he asked me to tidy up the book case which is messily filled books in either horizontal or vertical position. This is another Zen work. I enjoy tidying up bookcase at home, and now doing the same thing here is not difficult. In the interim of tidying the bookcase, I went to check the temperatures at the 13 check points and photo record the air quality monitor data at required time. These need to be done three times per day, in the morning, at noon and in the evening. Differs from most of the volunteering projects that focus more on experiencing, the day to day operations of Green River is largely carried out by the volunteers. 
吃完早饭,大家一起分工大扫除。这是每天必做的一项工作。因为外出工作时常常踩在土路或者泥路上,室内必须每天打扫才能达到保护站极其严苛的卫生标准。细致的杨老师还开发出一套精细的标准,比如拖把每甩干一次拖十平方米。多多看出我是爱书之人,便让我负责整理门厅里那或横或竖塞得满满的书架。这又是一项充满禅意的工作。我在家里就很享受整理书架,现在把同样的事情带到这里来做,很是称手。整理书架的间隙按时在站里的13个测温点测了温并拍照记录空气质量监控数据。这项工作每天三次,早中晚各一次。与大部分体验式的义工不同,绿色江河日常运营中的很大一部分都是由志愿者来完成。

We went to trash investigation both in the morning and in the afternoon today. It was cloudy and a bit chilly, and because of the rain last night, the road is covered with mud. We walked in the much to pick up the ditched or even crashed bottles and cans. Luckily every one is being professional with hiking shoes on, so it’s easy to wash up when we’re back in the station. Later on we went to the train station to give a little speech. I didn’t have time to prepare beforehand, and was a bit nervous at the beginning, after all, I haven’t spoken in front of so many people for a long time. I tried to calm my breath, and found the right mood. I heard my voice filtered from the speaker, which is not much worse than when I was a guest hostess in the broadcasting station when I was little. My confidence was built up little by little. It was a happy surprise that there were applauses when I finish. When the train came, I held up the plate ’no trash on the ground, more beautiful plateau.’ and standing at the door of the only cartridge that opens up at this station. If I do this alone I would be so awkward and somehow timid, but together with the organisation I immediately become fearless again. 
今天上午下午各拉调一次。阴天,有点儿冷,加之昨晚下雨,地上满是泥浆。我们就在泥里趟来趟去地捡那些被遗弃甚至已经被压扁的瓶瓶罐罐。幸好大家都很专业地穿了登山鞋,回到站里冲一下就好。晚些时候去火车站宣讲,事前没有时间准备,刚开始还有点紧张,毕竟很久没有在一大群人面前讲话了。平复了一下呼吸后逐渐找到感觉,发现自己的声音经由扬声器过滤后并没有比小时候在电台做嘉宾主持差很多,自信一点点建立起来。专心听的人还是挺多的,毕竟大家等车也无其他事情可做。结束后还有掌声,也是意外的惊喜。车来以后举着“垃圾不落地,青藏更美丽”的牌子站在本站唯一开门的车厢门口,若是自己一个人做这样的事必定是会尴尬犯怵的,而和组织一起就瞬间又天不怕地不怕了。

Speaking at the train station
火车站宣讲

Since I’m on duty today, I need to write the work log after the meeting in the evening. There are quite a lot of nuanced works everyday, so it was already a quarter past nine when I sent out the email. It’s an exhausting and enriched happy day. We continue tomorrow. 
因为今天我是副值班,晚上会后要整理一天的工作日志。站里琐事繁多,发完邮件已九点一刻了。筋疲力竭又充实快乐的一天。明天继续。

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