Biodiversity Initiatives

Solar Frontier Kunitomi Plant Participating in Forest Protection Activity

The water used at Solar Frontier Kunitomi Plant is groundwater from Aya Town, Miyazaki Prefecture, which is known for Japan's largest laurel forest zone. Kunitomi Plant, together with the local public and private sectors, has been participating in the protection and restoration activities of this forest since 2005 as a form of appreciation for being able to use the groundwater.

On November 23, 2019, 21 Kunitomi Plant employees and their family members volunteered in a project to set up deer net to protect the vegetation in the forest. It was not an easy job to set up a 140m long deer net along the unfamiliar mountain path while paying careful attention to avoid unnecessary incident. Breathing clear mountain air and felt its energy flow through the body, our volunteers realized the value of protecting the nature.

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Building Nests for Wild Cranes

This year too, volunteers from Tokuyama Complex participated in the project to build nests for cranes hosted by Yashiro Society of Crane Lovers on October 5. Last year, nine hooded cranes came, and the 15 employees who joined the project hoped that more cranes would visit Yashiro. In the sweltering heat, earnestly, they built the nests while mowing the mountain slope and gathered the mowed grass.

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