Great Wall Tree Planting

Great Wall Tree Planting (1998-2010)

The Number of Tree Planting 4
Trees were planted 116,000
Number of volunteers 7,499

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, we will hold another planting at the Great Wall. The AEON Environmental Foundation planted 390,000 trees in the Great Wall area from 1998 to 2000 and another 80,000 from 2003 to 2005 with the help of Chinese and Japanese volunteers. Recently concerns about environmental deterioration have begun to increase with China's rapid growth, and environmental protection has even begun to be included in the central governments politics. Because it is said there are no country boundaries for environmental problems, we believe that it is important to solve China's environmental problems while tackling those of Japan, so we aim 1 million trees to create a forest in the area of Pataling. Total 2,093 volunteers (1,021 from Japan, 1,072 from China) planted 20,000 trees on July 1, 2007 and total 190,000 trees will be planted within 2007, which is the first year of this program.

The 4th time (Tree planting commemorating milestone of 1 million trees)

Date April 24 (Sat.) 2010
Trees were planted 20,000
Number of volunteers 2,400

The 3rd time

Date May 16 (Sat.) 2009
Trees were planted 56,000
Number of volunteers 845
(340 from Beijing AEON, 505 from Beijing City)

The 2nd time (145,000 total trees planted in 2008)

Date April 27 (Sun.) 2008
Trees were planted 20,000
Number of volunteers 2,161
(1,300 from Japan, 1,000 from China)

The 1st time (190,000 total trees planted in 2007)

Date June 1 (Sun.) 2007
Trees were planted 20,000
Number of volunteers 2,093
(1,021 from Japan, 1,072 from China)

After tree planting was finished, participants enjoyed live music by Japanese/Chinese traditional instrument ensemble "TOGI+BAO" headed by Mr. Hideki Togi who actively promotes Asian cultural exchange through music.