The Panasonic Eco Relay started in October 2008. Since then, we have held over 1,800 events around the world with the participation of over 670,000 people*. Panasonic Group companies have been posting their activities in their respective regions since April 2011 on the Web photo album, which now has over 1,300 photos. (* Events held from October 2008 to October 2012)
Our Eco Relay events are being held today somewhere in the world. Here are some images of events posted on the photo album.
Donation of Waste Wood to Nearby Elementary Schools as Educational Materials for Children
July 18, 2011 (U.K.)
Panasonic System Networks Company U.K. Ltd. (PSNUK) selects clean waste wood released from its factory and donates it to schools and charities. Waste wood is used in art classes etc. at elementary schools, and is reborn as creative works of art by children. This donation program has been providing good opportunities for PSNUK employees to raise their environmental awareness related to recycling and reuse.
Green Curtains Spreading Worldwide
April 27, 2011 (Czech Republic)
For reducing electricity consumption during the summer, employees at Panasonic Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o. (PASCZ) planted wild vine seedlings two years ago along the factory walls and have been tending the seedlings since. In a few years, windows and walls will be covered with vines, which will protect the factory from direct sunlight and keep the room temperature from rising by the cooling effect of transpiration from leaves.
May to September 2011 (Japan)
Business units around Japan grew green curtains made of bitter gourd or morning glory. Green curtains grow beautifully during the summer and curb room temperature rises. Employees enjoyed growing the curtains, as Bitter gourds yield a harvest and morning glories are beautiful to the eye.
Voice of employee: Green curtains give us coolness and a sense of peace with a healing effect. It led me to realize and raise my awareness toward energy efficiency and being conscious of the earth's environment.
Tree Planting in Latin America
May 7, 2011 (Mexico)
Employees of Panasonic de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (PANAMEX) planted trees with local children as part of Children's day events, aiming to educate children on the importance of forest preservation. They planted a total of 151 hoop pine seedlings. Children learned how trees are grown and preserved, and how important trees are for the earth.
July 16, 2011 (Guatemala)
Employees and their families of Guatemala Branch, Panasonic Centroamericana S.A. attended a lecture on the importance of forest preservation by park service officials that was held in the area of a park that was damaged by fire, and then planted a total of 300 seedlings.
Voice of employee: Excellent activity to motivate employees, families and especially children!
- Learning about the importance of forests and conservation from park staff
- Father and son planting trees together
More Than 1,300 Photos of Panasonic Eco Relay!
In the Panasonic Eco Relay, employees around the world have planned environmental activities rooted in their communities and held a wide range of events together with their families, local residents, and children. We strive to contribute to establishing a sustainable global environment and society as Earth Citizens through activities under "Panasonic ECO Relay for sustainable earth," which was named in October 2010 to reflect our ideas of connecting beyond generations.