History

2016

March

Tree planting in Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.

Tree planting in Hanoi, Vietnam

The AEON Environmental Foundation 25th Anniversary Ceremony.

2015

October

4th Awarding Ceremony for Japan Awards for Biodiversity (Tokyo)

September

The fourth Japan-China International Symposium on Environment, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the AEON Environmental Foundation (Beijing, China)

2014

October

3rd Awarding Ceremony for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity (Pyeongchang, South Korea)

3rd Awarding Forum for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity winners (Tokyo)

September

Tree planting in Bidor, Malaysia, to revive the devastated land by mining development as a commemorative project celebrating the 30th anniversary of AEON Co. (M), Bhd.

2013

November

Tree planting in Chita City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Tree planting in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Building a stone monument in AEON Makuhari Shintoshin (Chiba, Japan) to commemorate 10 million trees planted.

Tree planting in Ayacho, Miyagi, Japan

October

The second Biodiversity Japan Award Awarding Ceremony (Tokyo)

January

A total of 254,000 AEON shares in invested assets have been transferred to the Foundation's basic assets.

2012

October

The Second "MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012" Award Ceremony (Hyderabad, India)

The Second "MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012", Winners' Forum (Tokyo, Japan)

August

Asian Students Environment Platform between Japan, China and South Korea [17th (Fri.) - 23rd (Thr.) Aug.]

May

A total of 100,000 AEON shares have been donated by The AEON 1% Club to the Foundation's basic assets.

2011

November

Tree planting on reclaimed land in Ise Bay, Chita City, Aichi Prefecture to beautify the area around Nagoya Port. (2011-2015)

October

The second Biodiversity Japan Award Awarding Ceremony (Tokyo)

July

Mangroves were planted in Jakarta, Indonesia, to prevent disasters such as floods. (2011-2013)

Tree planting in Sabah, Malaysia where oil palm plantation construction is underway (2011-2013)

2010

December

The chairman was awarded the Grand Cross of Royal Order of Sahametrei in the Kingdom of Cambodia

November

The AEON Environmental Foundation 20th Anniversary Ceremony. Keynote speech was delivered by the engineer Hiroshi Komiyama on the theme of Japan, an Advanced Nation with Challenges. A panel discussion was held.

Tree planting in Minami-shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture to restore forests for water source cultivation. (2010-2012)

October

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity Awarding Ceremony (Nagoya City)

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity Award Winners' Forum (Tokyo)

Supported International Children's Conference

Tree planting in Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture to restore forests, making a place for residents to enjoy.(2010-2012)

September

Changed registration to Public Interest Promotion Corporation

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity (International Prize) Awarding Ceremony (the United Nations Headquarters)

August

Conference of International Youth Support. (August 20-28)

Tree planting Activity (Green Wave) Supported 5 locations in Aichi Prefecture (September-October)

April

Tree planting at the Great Wall of China in Beijing.(One million memorial trees were planted)

2008

November

Held a lecture presentation commemorating the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the AEON. 

Delivered a memorial speech based on An Inconvenient Truth by Mr. Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States of America.

2006

November

Cherry trees were planted along the Yokkaichi Cycling Sports Festival race course in Mizusawa district, Yokkaichi City. (2006-2008)

Tree planting outside of Nakuru, Kenya with Professor Maathai.

April

Transferred a total of 976,000 AEON shares in investment securities to the basic assets. (Totally 19,628,000 shares)

A total of 1.5 million AEON shares were donated by Mr.Takuya Okada to the basic assets.

February

Held the AEON Environmental Foundation 15th Anniversary Ceremony. Professor Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered the memorial speech based on Environment and Peace.

2002

September

Participated in the Shiretoko 100 Square Meter Movement in Shari-cho, Hokkaido, and planted seedlings in Shiretoko. (2002-2006)

Supported the ICETT environmental technology transfer training program and survey in Thailand.

August

Supported information communication from NGOs at the Johannesburg Summit where the Johannesburg Declaration was announced.

2001

August

Renamed to the AEON Environmental Foundation.

2000

October

Mr. Takuya Okada donated five million AEON corporation shares to the Foundation's basic assets.

September

Held a symposium commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the AEON Group Environmental Foundation. Psycologist Hayao Kawai gave a lecture on the topic of Humans and Nature.

1999

August

Implemented the Satoyama Preservation Project at 20 locations throughout Japan. (1999-2001)

June

Supported the Thai Royal Family Reforestation Project in Hua Hin, Petchaburi, Thailand.

Supported the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Forest Project to plant seedlings in wastelands on Cat Ba Island outside of Hai Phong, Vietnam. (1999-2001)

1998

January

Co-sponsored the second Asia Children's Eco Club Conference.

1997

November

Co-sponsored the third Japan-China International Symposium on Environmental Issues.

July

Supported the Children's Eco Club National Exchange Rally.

April

Supported improvements for the protection of species and the environment in the Tram-Chim National Park in the Mekong basin in Vietnam.

March

Implemented the fifth decentralized forestry method in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture.

1996

November

Co-sponsored the first Asia Children's Eco Club Conference.

October

Supported the fourth ICETT environmental technology transfer training program. (Changchun, China)

July

Supported the Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forest Project to plant trees in the wastelands of Lombok Island, Indonesia.(1996-98)

1995

November

upported the Japan-Malaysia Friendship Forest Project to plant seedlings in wastelands in Sabah, Malaysia. (1995-97)

Co-sponsored the second Japan-China International Symposium on Environmental Issues. Proposed the tree planting project at the Great Wall of China in Beijing.

October

Supported the third ICETT environmental technology transfer program. (Chongqing, China)

June

Supported the tree planting in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand.

April

The third decentralized forestry method promotion was implemented in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture.

The fourth decentralized forestry method promotion was implemented in Takahagi City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

February

Presented a lecture commemorating the 5th anniversary of the AEON Group Environmental Foundation. Philosopher Takeshi Umehara gave a lecture on the topic of Rethinking Human Civilization.

1994

December

Co-sponsored the East Asia Wetlands Strategy Symposium.

October

Supported the second International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT). (Qingdao, China)

April

lImplemented the second decentralized forestry method in Hokusei, Mie Prefecture.

1993

October

Supported the environment technology transfer: the first International Center for Environment Technology Transfer (ICETT) in Guiyang, China. (1993-2005)

Co-sponsored the first Japan-China International Symposium on Environmental Issues. (1993, 95, 97)

August

In the interest of global environmental conservation, planted 500 cherry tree seedlings on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, in cooperation with Talbots, Inc. to mark the 5th Anniversary of their collaboration.

January

Implemented the first decentralized forestry method in Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture. (1993-2000)

1992

October

Designated as a Public Interest Promotion Corporation by the government.

June

Supported the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in which the chairman took part.

April

Supported the Eminent Persons' Meeting for the Earth Environment.

1991

July

Co-sponsored the Environment Congress for Asia and the Pacific (ECO ASIA'91). (1991, 93-98)

June

The first Public calls for funding applications. Public calls for funding applications have been made successively every year to subsidize groups and organisations who carry out environmental conservation activities. (1991-present)

April

Established the AEON Group Chair of Environmental Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand (AIT). (1991-95)

March

Together with the Japan International Volunteer Center, participated in a forest development project linked to rural community development in Thailand. (1991-93)

January

Foundation establishment was approved.

Supported the first Asia-Pacific Global Warming Seminar.

1990

December

The AEON Group Environmental Foundation (the present AEON Environmental Foundation) Promoters' Meeting was held. Three million AEON corporation shares were donated by Mr. Takuya Okada, as well as one million AEON corporation shares from Mr. Hidenori Futagi and ten million yen from Mr. Keiichi Yasuda, to comprise the Foundation's basic assets at establishment.