The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

NPO Ecoken

Aiming for a sustainable society through the construction and management of a "the best mix for living" education system

Activity grant

Project Description

To prevent global warming and practise a sustainable way of living, it is important to always question your environment and living when making choices, and bear these things in your mind. As a tool to help people to keep this balance and improve in this area, an environmental board game "save the white bear!" has been developed and implemented for elementary school students. At the same time, a programme will be developed to effectively use the board game, and create the game on a larger scale for use on school programmes.

Climate changeEnergy problemPreservation of biodiversity and ecosystem
Grant year
FY2007 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years
July 2007 - June 2009
Grant amount
716,600 yen
Activity region
Koga City, Fukutsu City, Shingu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Children in an elementary school using the "save the white bear!" board game

Overview of the Organization

Shimizu Yoshika, Chairman
Shimizu Yoshika, Chairman
Establishment purpose
Our organization aims to contribute to the promotion of public good through the dissemination of environmental conservation activities for an unspecified large number of people.
Main areas of activity
Koga City, Fukutsu City, Shingu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
2 full-time staff members, 5 part-time staff members, 10 full members
Annual operating income
8.40 million yen in 2005, 1.24 million yen in 2006, 1.23 million yen in 2007
Recent activities
Our organization aims for a sustainable society within everyday life, and a way of living in which even a small amount reduces impact on the global environment, and propose easy environmental conservation behaviour. We adopt a method of environmental education which is accompanied by individual behaviour, which doesn't finish with just mere words. Specifically, environmental education facilities (Ekoro no Mori revitalization and exhibition building), environment awareness event management, workshops aimed at school teachers, dedicated classroom support for unique classes, lectures, monthly newsletters, and correspondence with a wide range of people, from adults to children.