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Youth Econet Committee August

Typhoon season has arrived.
Although it was raining today due to the typhoon, Nine committee members participated, including observers and online.The main theme is the use of the website.
Yes, as a result of the discussion, I am making this post.
In the future, I would like to actively disseminate information! I have heard that the members of the committee are also involved in various activities on a regular basis. I want to report on my activities here! Those who say that are welcome.
In addition, we plan to improve the contents of the homepage little by little in the future. I would be happy if you could notice what has changed…!
The committee meets once a month, and I feel that the conversation progresses faster when we talk in real time and think together than when we communicate only with text. I always think on the way home that we talked a lot today.

The topic that caught my attention today was how to start a committee. It tends to be a bit formal. I have to think about how to cut in to relieve everyone’s tension and make it easier to talk… If you have any great ideas, I’d love to hear from you. I’m excited to see what kind of committee will be next month!

Lake Toya skill up camp

I’m sorry! This is a general foundation Youth Eco.
It’s time for the pandemic to settle down and the chill of the air stings your skin. How is everyone doing?
This time, we held a skill up camp at Lake Toya, Hokkaido for 2 days and 1 night (8/19-8/20)!
People from a wide range of generations, from 18 years old to adults, gathered from all over the country!

(Group photo taken from the mountain of the Forest of Life Project)

In addition, the YE Committee was held in parallel in a hybrid of online and offline using ZOOM.
By the way, the place where I stayed this time was Toya Retreat House!
In the evening, there are a variety of dishes using ingredients from Hokkaido! People from Niseko’s roadside station and farmers also participated, and we received very fresh and sweet vegetables such as corn, tomatoes, and melons.
In addition, there was a special lecture by Mr. Miura! When he was a high school student, he risked his life to escape the tsunami caused by the earthquake on Okushiri Island, and as an adult, he drove around the country with his car to hear about his mission from the lessons of the tsunami.

(At the beginning of the course, Mr. Miura wears a fox of Japan ham and sings a song enthusiastically)
(Group photo after the committee meeting)
(Mr. Miura tsunami picture-story show “Hurry to that slope”)

This time, under the guidance of Yoshiko Sakai, the founder of the “9,000-year-old Heisei Forest of Life Project”, trees were planted in a place rich in nature overlooking Lake Toya.

Since 2014, he has been involved in a wide range of activities in the mountains on the shores of Lake Toya, Hokkaido, such as “making pots of saplings from acorns,” “tree planting festivals,” and “forest care meetings.” It is said that about 15,000 kinds of saplings were planted with 24 types of saplings, such as Mizunara, horse chestnut, Ezoitaya maple, Oyamazakura, Ezo sakura, Kashiwa, chestnut, and Japanese maple, which are the main trees of Hokkaido.

This time, we planted a sapling pot “Mizunara” made from acorns with children in the courtyard of the Lake Toya Retreat House last fall!

(Trees were planted)

URL: 9,000 Years of Heisei Forest of Life Project Homepage

  Protecting Lives Miura-san Homepage

  Youth Eco Homepage

Shinshu skill up camp

The second camp will be held in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture!
I learned about forests with students from Shinshu University.

The second camp was held at Shinshu Oshiba Highlands, Nagano Prefecture for 2 days and 1 night (9/9-9/10)!
With the theme of forest conservation, what is the current state of forests in Japan?! It was a two-day event that emphasized seeing and learning about the real thing, using Ina City as an example. In addition, through interaction with local residents, the circle of youth eco has expanded!
On the first day, I introduced myself with excitement. I was able to listen to everyone’s activities, empathize with them, and learn new things.
For dinner, we had Shinshu’s specialties “Lomen” and “Sanzokuyaki”! Have you ever heard of “Lomen”? According to a student at Shinshu University, it is similar to yakisoba! All the participants were curious and ordered! My impression of the person writing this article was that the fried noodles had a lot of soup and the taste was a little thin.
The cottage I stayed at had a nice scent of wood and was refreshing as if I was spending time in the forest.
We held a YE committee meeting at the cottage. We mainly exhibited Eco Pro and lectured by Shinshu University.

(Lecture on plant dyeing by Shinshu University students)
(Group photo after the meeting)

It is said that the pigment can be extracted from the skin of the onion and dyed into cloth! Naturally, you can use the peel of onions, which would normally be discarded, to make naturally-derived dyes. In addition to onions, you can boil down what you want to dye with water to extract the pigment. Also, it seems that you can dye the cloth vividly by soaking it in lukewarm water! You can actually do it at home, so please give it a try!

On the second day, we went to the Citizen’s Forest (Masumigaoka Flatland Forest)! The Citizen’s Forest covers an area of about 68 hectares and is a rare flatland forest in Japan. More than 70% of the tree species in the citizen’s forest are red pines, and it is said that a mixed forest is formed by conifers such as mackerel and cypress, and broad-leaved trees such as cosiabra and quercus. In addition, it seems that it is preserved so that it can be passed onto future generations as a common property of citizens. I was able to hear the chirping of birds, which is rarely heard in the city, and I was able to have a valuable experience. The most surprising thing was the bio-toilet. It seems that human waste (excrement) can be decomposed by microorganisms in the soil.

(Citizen’s Forest)
(Citizen’s Forest (Azumaya))

The “15th Poppo City” was held at Hatobuki Park! There were flea markets selling cold drinks such as lemonade and coffee, unheated raw honey, and clothes and toys.

Photo source: Ina City website

 

URL: 信州大芝高原

   市民の森(ますみヶ丘平地林)

   一般財団法人ユースエコ

EcoPro in Tokyo Big Sight

Hello!
Recently, the weather has become even colder. Please take care of your physical condition!
By the way, we continued to exhibit at “Eco Pro” this year. This year, it was held over three days on weekdays (12/6~12/8). A wide range of people, including companies, government officials, university students, and local elementary, junior high, and high school students, exhibited and attended.
This year, too, we had a narrator by Yuei Ogata.
Mr. Ogata has sung at concert halls and festivals around the world, including Japan, and is an artist who connects people and things from all over the world with the power of song, transcending language, various cultures and religions!

(The person holding the guitar is Ms. Ogata)

The songs that I created with the audience using sign language felt as if I was sharing love and hope.

We asked the participants to write about three things: “the environmental activities I am doing”, “my impressions of the booth”, and “the environmental activities I will be working on in the future”! Some of them were from overseas!

 

 

Let’s continue to do our best to deepen horizontal relationships and enjoy environmental activities!

In addition, on Tuesday, December 19, the “NIKKEI Decarbonization Youth Dialogue Meeting” was held in Tokyo.

 

URL:https://messe.nikkei.co.jp/ep/about.html

NIKKEI Youth Dialogue meeting project~Looking back at COP28~

Hi all!
This time, I participated in the “NIKKEI Decarbonization Project Subcommittee (Youth Dialogue Meeting) ~ Looking Back on COP28 ~” at Tokyo Station Hotel Phoenix. The participants were Mr. Yuta Hozumi, Mr. Naoki Okano, and Mr. Uno the Secretary General!

 

 

Two youth representatives from Youth Econet, three from Climate Youth Japan(Youth Environmental NGOs), and companies participating in the project also participated.

We introduced our organizations and past activities, and discussed what youth think about COP28.

One of the most important topics was that “Japanese people are not involved in environmental activities.” There were several suggestions from the youth about the reasons why the percentage of Japanese people engaged in environmental activities is low compared to the rest of the world, and how to solve them. First of all, the reason was that there are many milestones in Japan, such as exams and employment, and there is no time to engage in environmental activities, and there are few opportunities to interact with them. As a solution, there was a proposal to set up an environmental activity group of the Japan branch in the government. I also thought it was very attractive and effective.

[The two man on the right are YouthEconet member]

 

Youth Econet will continue to focus on broad connections.
Thank you in advance!

 

Activity Report in 2023

There are only a few days left in 2023.
This year, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced that both air and sea temperatures were higher than last year. However, there was also a period of sudden cold snaps. There was also news that promoted global warming, as well as numerous international conferences and events such as COP28.
Well, this article will be the last one for this year. We would like to summarize the Youth Econet activity report for 2023!

      

Meetup

It was held on March 27, 2022 at 3×3 Lab Future. It was not held in 2023.We are planning to hold a meetup in Tokyo around March 2024 where you can deepen exchanges through small table talk dialogue!

      

Committee

In 2023, a total of 12 committee meetings were held at the Bachelor’s Hall. About 13~15 people participated in one committee meeting. In addition, we have set up a system that allows rural youth to participate in it by using ZOOM.

►1/22、2/19、3/26、4/23、5/14、6/11、7/23、8/19、9/9、10/15、11/19、12/10

Committee[10.12.2023]
Committee[19.11.2023]

We plan to hold it once a month again next year!

      

Lake Toya skil up camp

We held a skil up camp for 2 days and 1 night (8/19-8/20) at Lake Toya, Hokkaido!
Under the guidance of Yoshiko Sakai, the founder of the 9,000-year-old Heisei Forest of Life Project, trees were planted in a place rich in nature overlooking Lake Toya. This time, we planted a sapling pot “Mizunara” made from acorns with children in the courtyard of the Lake Toya Retreat House last fall!
☟ See the article below for details!☟

      

Shinshu skil up camp

We held a skil up camp for 2 days and 1 night (9/9-9/10) at Shinshu Oshiba Highland, Nagano Prefecture!
With the theme of forest conservation, what is the current state of forests in Japan?! It was a two-day event that emphasized seeing and learning about the real thing, using Ina City as an example. In addition, through interaction with local residents, the circle of youth eco has expanded!
Moreover, a student from Shinshu University taught me how to dye cloth from onion pigment.

☟ See the article below for details!☟

      

Ecopro

This year, we continued to exhibit at “Eco Pro”. This year, it was held over three days on weekdays (12/6~12/8). A wide range of people, including companies, government officials, university students, and local elementary, junior high, and high school students, exhibited and attended.Yuei Ogata played the performance.
In addition, we asked visitors to write about three things: “What I am doing about the environment,” “Impressions of the Youth Eco booth,” and “The environmental activities I will be working on in the future”! Some of them were from overseas!

☟ See the article below for details!☟

      

NIKKEI Youth Dialogue meeting

We introduced our organizations and past activities, and discussed what youth think about COP28.

☟ See the article below for details!☟

      

We look forward to your continued support of Youth Econet in 2024.
Best wishes in the new year!!

Youth Econet HP is established!

Hello! I’m MHK_Studio, a member of Youth Econet committee.

This time, Youth Econet established our homepage! We are aiming to get connection between youths, and create a huge ecological flow. I will support this from behind… I need more and more environmental groups to join and help us! More heads needed to make it happen…

To join us, all you have to do is to reach us on SNS page such as Facebook or Twitter, and Like or follow us! That’s it. OMG, how easy is it!? What you can do with us is PR of your environmental activities, learning others’ activities, and in the future, establishing connection through Youth Econet.

Youth Econet is newly made group. We need help from all the people involved in this. Let’s do this.