Reforestation in the Home Land


A local company managing highways joined the meeting organized by Chubu Environmental Partnership Office (EPO Chubu) to review environmental reports. They walked away with an enhanced understanding of the need to use local seeds for planting trees, protecting biodiversity and expanding the ratio of green space in the city. EPO Chubu’s aim was to bring businesses’ environmental technologies, local forestry activities and the government’s strategies together to collaborate and work toward resolving local issues.
This is an experimental project using local seeds to increase green space in Nagoya, restore green lands and create new forests. It is a new collaboration between business, government and NPOs in Nagoya and aims to increase the quality of urban greenery and enable the succession of local green to future generations through the process of using local dirt (autochthon seeds) to raise and plant trees.

Points about the partnership

The project was launched in 2010 along with a Council following a period of stakeholder identification and discussion based on the ideas put forth by the local highway company within the Ministry of Environment’s policy proposal project.
The project is funded by Aichi Prefecture’s green tax and donations from local supermarket franchise and NEXCO institute.


□Project cooperation/project accord □Planning □Executive committee/council
□Cooperative policy □Provision of capital


□Forest preservation □ESD/environmental education □Biodiversity/nature


Association for greening with local seeds of Nagoya and Biodiversity Conservation


Nagoya Higashiyama Forestation Group, Toda River Greening Club, Partnership Committee for Forestation in Nagoya, Central Nippon Expressway Co.Ltd, Nagoya City, Nagoya City Greening Association, Chubu Environmental Partnership Office (EPO Chubu)