Dr. Yang, Ligang and His Long March
On Environmental Protection
Dr. Wade Ligang Yang worked nearly 20 years as an environmental engineer. Dr.
Yang works with Re/Max Imperial Realty Inc., Brokerage, also a manager of Dr.’s
Branch. He runs Yang Eco-Living Tech. Ltd. (YELT) in the construction-related fields
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, a Postgraduate Certificate in Physical
Chemistry, a Master Degree in Political Economy, and obtained his Ph.D. Degree in
Environmental Economy from the Renmin University of China in 2003.
Dr. Yang actively supports non-profit and charitable organizations, manages Canadian
Chinese Environmental Association (CCEA) and East-West Orchestra and Choir
(EWOC). In his passionate public welfare projects and activities, Dr. Yang strives to
implement his understanding of the coordination and sustainable development of
people, nature, environment, and resources. He insisted that environmental protection
is " a Long March without an end."
Dr. Yang published “The Footprint of a Realtor” in Canada in 2016. In China he
published “The Economic Growth under Optimized Ecology: The Sustainable
Development Model of Hainan Island” in 1999, and “Common Knowledge of
Environmental Protection” Series 1-8 in 1996. Thanks to the active promotion of
Yang Ligang and others, this set of " Environmental Protection Common Sense" was
successfully introduced into the environmental education of kindergartens to primary
schools in Haikou City, and became the first systematic reading of the model
education in the country.
As the author, Dr. Ligang Yang said, “The Footprint of a Realtor” is an anthology
based on real estate and environmental protection.
The book embodies the author’s experiences in the last three decades, especially the past decade as an immigrant, as well as ideas engaged in independent research, and
his best wishes for a multi-cultural society and sustainable development.
The book extraordinarily tells readers present status of brokerages, the true value of
properties, facts of real estate transaction, also trends of differentiated markets in real
estate field in the Greater Toronto Area.
From diverse horizons, in an open mind, and with strokes of arts and sciences, the
author shows his deep analysis of complexity in real estate transactions, real estate
brokerage professional norms, as well as the green building in the real estate field. He
also proposes the results and conclusions of his research on the influences, including
property value assessment system, multi-cultural community and market decision-
making a mechanism on the real estate industry.
Dr. Ligang Yang is an expert engaged in environmental economics and is a famous green real estate agent in the Greater Toronto Area.
He has dedicated to the research and practice of environmental protection and sustainable development. In the 1990s he had published an article "Environmental education is an important aspect of quality education", causing concern to the field. He had also published a monograph "Economic growth under optimal conditions of ecology" praised by peers authority.
Dr. Yang is concerned about the public good too. After immigrating to Canada, in 2012, he initiated the creation of the "Chinese Canadian Environmental Association," as vice-president, actively promote the Canadian Chinese to concern about environmental protection and to participate in environmental protection so as to establish a new image of the Chinese in Canada.
In 2014 with the famous musician Mr. Xiangyu Zhang together, he dedicated to the creation of "East-West Orchestra and Choir". To be the Chairman, he is working to promote the organization to get professional development.
East-West Orchestra and Choir (EWOC) was registered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario on 18, September 2012. It is approved
as a Charity-MGS (Minister of Government Services)
EWOC is dedicated to the multicultural music exchange and
development. The objects of the corporation are:
A) to educate and increase the public’s understanding and
appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic
nature in public places, senior citizens’ homes, churches,
community centers and educational institutions, and by
providing seminars on topics relating to such performances.
B) to provide instructional seminars on topics related to the
performing and visual arts.
C) to produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of
educating and advancing the public’s understanding and
appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through
participation in such festivals and related workshops.
EWOC has over 100 members who are professionals and high
leveled amateur. Almost 80% of team members are seniors.
In the last 4 years, EWOC took part in several influential events to
set up wide communication with other community
organizations. Now it has grown up to be a well-known one in
the GTA. EWOC has applied to Canada for funding to carry out
the project of NHSP- Multi-Music Arts Exchange for Seniors.
EWOC is under the management of music director, famous
Chinese Canadian Conductor, Composer David Xiangyu Zhang
and Chairman and environmental economist Dr. Wade Ligang