許立儀Liyi Hsu - 台灣西海岸保育聯盟理事長
This small village is located along a river estuary facing the Taiwan Strait. For generations, people here have depended on the sea for their livelihood. This embankment was built to protect them. However, about 20 years ago, a petrochemical kingdom with numerous smokestacks was constructed on the far shore. No matter how high or how strong the embankment, it cannot block the changes in the environment and culture that have taken place or the health risks to the residents.
Embankments bring about interactions among people, rivers and ocean, often related to work, such as the rise and decline of the agriculture and industry. Through the reuse of the embankments, the role of industry can be examined, and the opportunity for green energy can be provided. The sunlight shining on the embankment and the wind from the river and ocean can be transformed into renewable energy to create a sustainable relationship between people and the environment.