Making a Christmas Wreath: Biodiversity & Conservation Activity for the Home
The Hitachi High-Tech Group carries out forest maintenance work and activities to conserve biodiversity guided by staff from Takao Forest Nature School (in Hachioji, Tokyo), a facility that is run by the 7-Eleven Memorial Foundation.
The activity this time was to have people from Hitachi High-Tech companies in Japan to sign-up and receive kits to make Christmas wreaths using materials such as kudzu vines and pinecones collected during mid-November's activities.
The wreaths are mainly decorated with things such as evergreens like holly and pine, pinecones, bells and ribbons, and are hung on doors during the Christmas season.
Applications from Hitachi High-Tech Group employees in Japan exceeded the number of places available and kits were sent to the participants, who made the wreath with colleagues or family members.
We hope that creating a Christmas wreath making effective use of natural materials gathered on-site during forest maintenance activities will be an opportunity for reflection on how people can interact with natural forests, and on the importance of forest biodiversity.
We will continue to promote biodiversity conservation activities, including some online, and will plan activities so that many members of the Hitachi High-Tech Group can engage in them on-site or online.