Midori Ippai Project Activities LINE 3706th "NTT Midori Ippai Shionoe no Mori" Tree-planting Activity November 9, 2019 NTT West Kagawa Group
On November 9, 2019 (Saturday), NTT West Kagawa Group held the 6th "NTT Midori Ippai Shionoe no Mori" tree-planting activity at the forest in Takamatsu City, Shionoe-cho (forest under the ownership of Takamatsu City).
A community-based environmental protection activity that Kagawa Group actively engages in, this is the sixth year since the tripartite "Forest Matching Agreement" (a collaborative project to promote forest creation) was concluded among Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu City and NTT West Kagawa Branch in 2014.
The Forest Matching Agreement is an agreement that is concluded between a private sector company that is interested in forest creation with the prefecture and city governments, who gather information on forests that require maintenance. The objective is to promote "collaborative forest creation" through participation and sharing of expenses by the private sector to maintain the functions of the forest, which is an asset of the prefectural residents.
A total of about 80 participants, including employees and family members of Kagawa Group, took part in the activity. With support from members of Shionoe-cho Forest Owners' Cooperative, participants carried out forest maintenance work to protect and grow the trees, including setting up poles to promote growth of the yamazakura cherries that were planted about five years ago and planting new saplings at areas where the plants had withered.
The activity involved heavy work on a steep slope as well as having to move back and forth the areas where trees were planted over the past two years. Participants were drenched in sweat at the end of the activity with some of them losing their breath.
In conjunction with the planting work, a hands-on workshop to make piggy banks using the felled bamboos was also held for the large number of children participants. It was heart-warming to see them enjoying the process of drawing their own original pictures on the bamboos during the waiting time.
NTT West Kagawa Group will continue to engage actively in volunteer activities to protect the local environment and nature while working together with the local government bodies.
- Organizing companies
NTT West Kagawa Branch
NTT Business Solutions
NTT Marketing Act
NTT Business Associe West
NTT-West Business Front
- Takamatsu City, Shionoe-cho forest (forest under the ownership of Takamatsu City).
- No. of participants
- Approximately 80