Forest Wreath Association
Achieved 127% of the target amount. 10 days left until the end of the sdgs project that everyone can protect the forest while making a Christmas wreath.
The Forest Wreath Association (Representative Director: Makiko Tsuneyoshi, Location: 3-2-13 Nakata, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture) is a forest wreath association that aims to leave a rich forest for children 50 to 100 years from now. From October 14, 2022, a project to make Christmas wreaths from branches and leaves generated during maintenance will start. As of November 21, the total support amounted to 1,267,252 yen. Supporters and collaborators have voiced their support for the project, and from this month, the association has been sending gifts to supporters in order.
Because we achieved our goal, we were able to secure the number of seedlings for the first candidate planting site scheduled for next spring. Furthermore, in order to collect donations of seedlings for the 2nd and 3rd candidate afforestation sites, we have set a next goal and are taking on the challenge of this project.
Voices from supporters and collaborators
What is the “Christmas Wreath Project to Protect the Forest”? This is an initiative to collect branches and leaves of cedar and cypress that have been generated during forest maintenance at the foot of Mt. Fuji and deliver them nationwide as materials for Christmas wreaths. For those who want to enjoy handmade, you can purchase the “Christmas wreath kit to protect the forest” that you can make at home while watching a video on how to make it.
For teachers who run flower classrooms, we also have a set of 5 and 10 wreath materials. You can also hold a workshop using this material. Your support will be used for the cost of leasing materials and shipping, the cost of seedlings for planting, and the cost of supporting lumberjack activities.
background of the project
[Decrease in woodcutter]
70% of the land in Japan is said to be forest. However, more than half of them are in a state of declining birthrate and aging population. The reason is that there are fewer lumberjacks. One of the causes is the dependence on imports for the necessary wood and the spread of fossil fuel-derived materials such as plastic. Because lumberjacks cannot earn money, they cannot maintain forests, and as a result, only old trees continue to grow. The trees could not be thinned out, and new saplings could not be planted.
In this way, in order to protect forests, a cycle of “cutting, using, planting, and growing trees” is necessary, but due to the decrease in the number of lumberjacks, it is not possible to carry out this normal cycle.
[Natural disaster caused by declining birthrate and aging population in the forest]
The declining birthrate and aging population in the forest have a negative impact on us as well. for example,
・Does not absorb dirt and dust in the air.
・Global warming progresses.
・Diverse organisms cannot live.
・ Typhoons and heavy snow make it easier for trees to fall and landslides to occur.
-Drinking water cannot be filtered.
These are just a few examples, and it is essential for us to protect our rich forests.
Overview of Crowdfunding in 2022
Use of donations:
Leasing material costs and delivery charges, planting seedling costs, lumberjack activity support costs
Goal: One-time donation of 1,000,000 yen
Period: October 14th to November 30th, 2022
Holding platform / URL: Syncable
Contents of thanks, reports, and benefits:
・ A set of “Christmas wreath to protect the forest” kit to make at home ・ 5 to 10 sets of materials for “Christmas wreath to protect the forest” ・Delivery of the finished “Christmas wreath to protect the forest” ・Right to participate in afforestation activities
・Thank you letter from the woodcutter
Forest Wreath Association
This association wants to leave a rich forest for children, and is an organization that supports the activities of lumberjacks who maintain forests and tree planting activities.
Last year, we launched the “Christmas Wreath Project to Protect Forests” as an SDGs program that anyone can participate in. We provide an opportunity to learn about forests while creating opportunities to utilize wood and branches.
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