Teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, Spotlight on the Environment, Paved Rivers

Teaching English in Seoul, South Korea has always been a popular choice for those working abroad. Seoul is the heart of the country, acting as the political, economic, and cultural epicenter. The densely packed city of 10.5 million people have the most robust transit and bus system in all of Asia, a source of pride for a city aiming to be environmentally friendly. It is a model example for surrounding manufacturing provinces with focus on reducing air and water pollution.

The environment is not the only beneficiary of the rejuvenation of this city; citizens enjoy beautiful parks and streams that were once paved over. ┬áThe revitalization of the Cheonggyecheon is part of a global environmental effort to ‘daylight’ rivers and streams by allowing them to flow over pavement once constructed for commerce and automobile traffic.