Yun Jianli represents the Waterkeeper Alliance on the Middle Han River in Hubei, China. Her patrol boat is the first nongovernmental pollution-control craft in China.

Mr. President:
First, please remember that you have the responsibility to lead your people in protecting the earth and making international commitments on energy conservation and carbon-emission reductions. Within your country's own borders, wasteful use of energy and resources still exists. It is crucial that you set a high standard for the citizens of your own nation to follow.

Administrative achievements are mostly short-term. But if you could emphasize the importance of energy conservation, pollution reduction, river preservation, and environmental protection, it will benefit generations to come, and such a legacy would be remembered by the people of the world.