Creating a nature-themed photo frame: Biodiversity & Conservation Activity for the Home
The Hitachi High-Tech Group carries out biodiversity conservation activities in the Tokyo area such as forest maintenance work and installing insect hotels at Takao Forest Nature School, a facility that is run by the Seven-Eleven Foundation. In addition to activities at Takao Forest Nature School, the Sustainability Management Department introduces biodiversity conservation activities that can be done at home as a way to make even more employees aware of Hitachi High-Tech Group activities to conserve biodiversity and give them opportunities to interact with nature.
This time, volunteers from Group companies in Japan created nature-themed photo frames using items such as wood, twigs and pine cones that had been gathered at Takao Forest Nature School. This was the third time the Sustainability Management department has held an activity to be done at home, following on from the one to make a Christmas wreath in December.
34 participants responded to our call for volunteers, and they and their family members intently shared their creative ideas to make photo frames. We received a lot of feedback from the participants, including photos of the finished nature-themed photo frames, photos showing them being made, and videos of the creative process. In addition to the wood, twigs and pine cones, photo frames were decorated with items such as flowers and acorns, and the finished creations were heartwarming and highly original.
We hope that creating a nature-themed photo frame by making effective use of natural materials gathered on-site during forest maintenance will be an opportunity for reflection on how people can interact with natural forests, and on the importance of forest biodiversity.
The Sustainability Management Department will continue to promote biodiversity conservation activities, including some online, and will plan activities so that many employees can engage in them on-site or online.