World Environmental Day 2022
Pichu Pichu Tokyo
"Select a gentle lifestyle"
What is "World Environmental Day"?
Surrounded by beautiful sea and rich nature
Reality of marine garbage that you know from the encounter with the three sisters
The population is 13,000 surrounded by beautiful sea and rich nature on the south side of Kagoshima PrefectureThere is an island called Okinagabe Island.
The small directly managed studio of Pichu Pichu Tokyo is located on Okinoerabu Island.Women on the island are sewing and in -houseI am producing.
While working on the island, the activities of three sisters triggered the major environmental issues of the island.
There is such a beautiful blue sea
It gets dirty with "plastic garbage we abandoned"
It is this beautiful Okinagabe IslandIt is said that he is suffering from a large amount of plastic garbage drifting from all over the world
"Marine plastic garbage problem"is.
Okinagabe Island, surrounded by such a beautiful blue sea, has plastic garbage from all over the world, not only in Japan.
China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines .....
Many plastic garbage from many countriesI drift into the beautiful sea every day.
I love playing in the seaNot only does children and the islanders dangerous
Plastic garbage is 5mm or less on the beach and the sea"Micro plastic" which became a small debris
The sea creatures eat it by mistake with plankton and small fish, and died.
Humans eat the fish indirectly into our body,
There is a concern that it may suit health damage.
↑A lot of plastic garbage that makes you want to cover your eyes. 。 。"The amount of plastic garbage that makes you want to cover your eyes is in reality."
"Ujiji beautiful group"!
↑ Cuttering groups! The amount of garbage collected by the beach clean activities of about 15 minutes.
Five years ago, it was formed by free research during summer vacation."Ujiji beautiful group".
The members are Riri Pole, Hana -chan, and Mei -chan with the three sisters who have a very cute smile, Dad Tomoyuki, his mother Nami, and his three sisters, Kiichinosuke -kun.
"Ujiji Beautiful Corps" picks up garbage drifting for 15 minutes on the beach of Okinoerabu Island every morning.We are conducting beach clean activities.
They clean the beach every morning to protect the lives of their own islands and living creatures.
I learned that they are working with the feeling that the sea they play is dirty for granted.
"I want to play on a beautiful beach"
Above all, it is simpler and pure thoughts to learn a lot of the three sisters working on the beach clean.When visiting the island, I participate in activities every day and face plastic garbage.
↑ Pick up a lot of plastic garbage one by one.
A wonderful change that happened through their activities.
When I did a beach clean with a strong ujiguji for the first timeThe amount of plastic garbage that would make me want to cover my eyes was initially stuck.
"Ah! Discovered from a foreign country!"
"Hey! Look! This beautiful seagrass!"
"I found a shell here!"
A bright and lively voice resounds on the beach,
Find fun in the difficult activities,
The activity itselfChange it to a rich thingLooking at them in a bright and pure figure
You can find hope from desperate scenery,
With the feeling of being saved
I strongly remember that I participated in the activity.
By finding fun in the activity, you can continue your activities, and the garbage is gone more and more in proportion to the beach.
And with the tide, the garbage comes to the beach.
Repeat "clean the beach".
Because there is garbage, pick it up and throw it away in the trash. It is a daily routine before going to the pole family school.
The action taken by a girl who likes the island is not forced, but one of the ordinary everyday life for them,It's not easy.
When I saw the garbage with a small hand,We adults change how to deal with garbageI sincerely thought I had to act.
Do not throw away garbage. Pick up the fallen garbage.
Imagine that plastic garbage that has fallen on the city of urban areas is also connected to the sea.
First of all, starting with knowing, as a matter of course, facing environmental issues.
Isn't it a lifestyle necessary for us and our children who live in the future?
↑ Beach clean with a beautiful team. Everyone picks up a lot of plastic garbage.
↑ Garbage drifted from foreign countries.The sea creatures eat it by mistake with plankton and small fish, etc.It is said that the fish is indirectly incorporated into our body.
↑ Beach, which has such a lot of plastic garbage, is so beautiful through the activities of the beautiful team! !
Let's start with "knowing"!
First of all, I think knowing is a big step.
The beautiful team was not formed to spread environmental issues to the world.
Because the theme of free research during summer vacation was "environmental issues"
Starting from picking up the garbage and checking the garbagethat's right.
From that step, it is now developing an activity that can significantly change the choice of people's lifestyles.
By selling microplastics found in garbage as teaching materials
It led to the opportunity to be interested and get to know those who do not know environmental issues.
The activities of the beautiful group developed into a big activity,Now the government moves and a trash can for drifting garbage is installed on the beach,
By being featured in a large number of media, a circle for choosing a lifestyle that is friendly to both people and the environment has spread.
Many people from the daily routine starting from one family on a small remote island, knowing environmental issuesIt is a trigger to feel.
2kg of PET bottle caps for one polio vaccine
"JCV Certified NPO Japan Committee has a vaccine for children in the world"
Would you like to use PET bottle cap collection activities?
PET bottle cap garbage that you meet the most in beach clean activities. I feel that there are more than a plastic bottle.
This cap is a vaccine that can be delivered to the necessary children.
The gain of sale when sold as a recycling resource was donated to JCV,
The vaccine has been ordered in cooperation with Unicef, and the vaccine is being delivered to the necessary children.
It is also a nice point that it is easy to participate in a collection box even in familiar supermarkets.
For more information, please access the URL and search for a nearby collection location.
This summer vacation
Let's participate in "GO! Blue Garbage Art Contest"!
According to the theme of freedom research during this summer vacationWhy don't you pick up the garbage of the sea and create a garbage art work?
Pichu Pichu Tokyo Representative Okura will participate in the "GO! Blue Garbage Art Contest" which will be held this summer.
Details will be announced on Instagram and website as soon as it is decided.
By all means, everyone picked up the sea garbage and produced the work.You can choose a gentle lifestyle for both the environment and the peopleI hope you can think and act.
GO! Blue Garbage Art Contest Overview
Scheduled to be held around the summer of 2022
* As soon as the details are decided, we will notify you on Pichu Pichu Tokyo Online Site Instagram.
[Overview of the previous year]
・ Participants will collect marine garbage during the implementation period of this event, create their own works, and post and submit works.
・ In this event, not only the sea, but also the garbage that is the source of sea garbage such as mountains and rivers will be subject to materials in creating the work.
・ The size of the work does not matter.
・ The format is free (eg, presentation materials, photos and videos, etc.).
・ The work submitted by the due date will be evaluated by the judge by this program and the organizer will present a prize (prize).
・ Depending on the total number of works submitted, the organizer may conduct a category and conduct a review.
・ We have prepared a participation award for everyone who has submitted the work by the deadline.