Chiba Prefecture has a bamboo grove of about 6000 ha, which is the seventh or eighth largest in Japan. there isBamboo grows quickly, so if it grows too densely, it will hinder the growth of other trees, disturb the vegetation, and degrade the forest.In addition, the disorderly growth of bamboo makes it difficult to harvest high-quality bamboo and bamboo shoots.

 The Environmental ISO Student Committee of Chiba University and Keiyo Bank Co., Ltd. are jointly implementing an eco-project, and this time, they carried out a bamboo grove maintenance activity as part of their efforts to achieve the SDGs.The activity consists of three sessions. The first session was a seminar to deepen understanding of the current state of bamboo damage in Chiba Prefecture and the use of bamboo materials. I went to the site and experienced bamboo grove maintenance activities and bamboo charcoal and bamboo powder production.

 Participating student Sato University (2nd year, Faculty of Law, Politics and Economics) said, "When we arrived at the dense bamboo grove, we saw many places where the bamboo was growing so densely that people couldn't get through. Two or three people were enough. Using a saw, we cut down bent bamboo and rotten bamboo, and carried them to make charcoal and bamboo powder. In addition, we were able to cut down a lot of bamboo in a limited amount of time, and we were able to create a bamboo grove where the sunlight is pleasantly shining in, and we were able to achieve its beauty. However, the places we have maintained are only a small part of the entire bamboo grove in Chiba Prefecture.Activities like this and ways to effectively utilize bamboo have spread, and the damage caused by bamboo damage has been reduced. I would like to convey this problem to the younger generation of the same age so that I can continue to improve.”

 Chiba University and Keiyo Bank entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement in 2012. In 2017, the Environmental ISO Student Committee, which plays a leading role in environmental activities at Chiba University, and Keiyo Bank jointly launched the Eco Project: Seven Colors. from Chiba to the future”.In order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the project first aims to contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact of the region and the improvement of environmental awareness. We carry out activities to raise environmental awareness among many people in Chiba Prefecture, including students of Chiba University.

Reference: [Chiba University] Utilizing neglected bamboo groves aiming for a recycling-oriented society Chiba University students work with Keiyo Bank to maintain bamboo groves 

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