Exhibitor Information

Eco network campus

We exhibit panels about environmental activities. The activities are supported by Sanden Environment Foundation and the members of the activities are students of Universities or employees of Sanden Holdings Corporation.
“The 7th Eco Network Campus” activities consist of three projects,①Regional Development Project ②ENE-eco Education Project ③Biomass project Project.

Exhibition Category

  • Energy, Electricity Generation
  • Education, Learning Support
  • Environmentally friendly, eco-activities
  • Prevention of Global Warming
  • Quake Restoration

Corporate Information

Section Sanden Environment Foundation
Address 20 Kotobuki-cyo, Isesaki-shi, Gunma, 372-8502, Japan
Phone 0270-21-2096
e-mail
URL http://www.sanden-kankyomirai.or.jp/

Environmentally conscious aspects

  • Displaying environmental information
A group photograph of “The 7th Eco Network Campus” activities

Summary of Business

① Regional Development Project
Japan discarded 18million tons of food and this amount was virtually equivalent to the amount of the food for 30 million people annually. We realize that this is a notable problem - it has resulted in a huge number of CO2 emissions and cost caused by disposing of food waste. We realize that this is a notable issue have to solve.
Meanwhile, Gunma prefecture produces a wide variety of agricultural products and especially the production of these vegetables is ranked in the top class in Japan. On the other hand, in order to keep the quality in top class constantly there is a large amount of non-standard vegetables is thrown away due to appearance standards. Therefore we decided to focus on the reutilization of vegetable resources.

How to utilize of Non-Standard vegetables:
1 Recycled paper from the waste-vegetables
First, mix the non-standard vegetable and milk carton together. Then soak it in water (aka KAMI-SUKI) and dry it.
2 Soap from the waste-vegetables
First, mix the vegetable powder and clear soap together. Next, dry the mixture.

We are going to show you the samples of the “Vegetable Soap” and “Vegetative recycled paper” and also it is a pleasure that we can chance to introduce our activities to everyone by display panels in the exhibition.


② ENE-eco Education Project(ENE-eco;Energy-ecology)
In this project, we conduct environmental class especially renewable energy for children.
Because the questionnaire about what interest do residents have which conducted by gumma prefecture says “energy” “education” “environment” these are the three worst problems. To children have interest for environment through our project, we conducted environmental class for around 120 students who go to mihune elemental school locates in near our company as a first step.
In the class we used wind power kit, cotton candy machine powered by solar and solar cooker(A solar cooker is a device which uses the energy of direct sunlight to heat, cook or pasteurize drink)
In the exhibition we will exhibit the wind power kit. (you can try it) and we`ll explain about our project with the pictures of the environmental class.


③ Biomass Project
In this project, we aim to revitalize the forest in Japan by using charcoal made from timbers from forest thinning.
Approximately Two-thirds of the land mass in Japan is covered by forests which 40% is artificial forests. However, most of artificial forests are not in well environmental maintenance. In order to secure the aptitude of the forests to perform their multiple functions such as landslide disaster prevention, soil conservation, global environmental protection, thinning is an essential maintenance procedure for forests and it will enhance the future growth and production. Nevertheless, there are the shortage of manpower and lack of effective utilization of thinned wood.
Thus, we focused on how to utilize the timbers from forest thinning as charcoal efficiently this time. Besides the general method to turn wood into charcoal well-known as by kiln, there is a more simple way to make charcoal. We will present our result of the activity we arranged that aims to enhance awareness of using timbers from thinning and forest preservation by increasing demand of charcoal -An eco-friendly activity held in our “Sanden Forest” involved local communities nearby and Sanden employees. We hope that participants could through the forest-thinning experience and making charcoal to experience and understand the importance of forest maintenance in an environmentally sustainably way as well. Moreover, we suggested some practical tips to use charcoal that everyone else could easily apply in day-to-day life as promotion of increasing the use of thinned wood and speedup forest preservation.

Material: Charcoals made from timbers from forest thinning and nuts in “Sanden Forest”

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