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Eco Picture Diary Global Contest

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The awards ceremony was conducted for the Eco Picture Diary Global Contest held by the Panasonic Kids School at the Ariake Studio of the Panasonic Center Tokyo on December 5. This contest was entered by approximately 30,000 children from thirteen countries (Oman, United Arab Emirates, Russia, the Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Chile) who created 21,750 picture diaries detailing the children's own environmental efforts.

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The ceremony was in two parts, the first for the Yomiuri Eco Picture Diary Contest, the second for the Eco Relay Picture Diary Global Contest. The global contest featured participants nominated from thirteen countries, including Japan. The occasion had a highly international flavor, and from Panasonic General Manager Ikuji Koseki made a speech, and General Manager Michiko Ogawa and General Manager Suzuki presented the awards. The actress Tomoko Nakajima and writer C.W. Nicol added their presence as judges.
The Grand Prix award was given to Anyali Alejandra Calle Jaramillo, a 12-year-old girl from Panama. Awards of excellence were presented to Dzhamilia El Labban, a 9-year-old girl from Russia, as well as to Anton Lushankin, an 8-year-old girl from The Ukraine, and her 11-year-old brother, Olga Lushankina.

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The children's works showed their eco efforts spreading to the people around them, at their schools, or in their families, and described in pictures the use of the Internet and social networking services to gain the cooperation of many people in their work to help protect the Earth. The wonderfully drawn pictures showed the depth of thought of the children toward the future of places where they lived and the Earth itself.
The picture diaries expressed well the earnestness of the children toward ecological concepts from their own point of view. The Panasonic Kids School hopes to expand these activities on an even greater scale and to more countries globally.
Panasonic ECO Relay for sustainable earth
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Corporate Citizenship

Panasonic ECO RELAY for Sustainable Earth begins!

ecorelay.jpgPanasonic announced its new environmental action plan, Green Plan 2018, on October 6. Here, the company declared that it would promote 'eco ideas' Relations (eR) with people around the world to bring about wave of revolution. One of the initiatives incorporated as part of its cooperation with society is the Panasonic ECO RELAY for Sustainable Earth. This new initiative is a broad collection of the various individual environment-related citizenship activities promoted separately across Japan in the past, including the Love the Earth Citizens' (LE) Campaign and Panasonic Green Volunteer Club (PGV). These activities will aim to achieve great effects in society by linking everything together, linking regions, linking activities, linking to the next generation, and linking throughout the world.

Details of the activities will be reported on in future on the Environment page within the Corporate Citizenship Activities website.

The Panasonic ECO RELAY Corporate Promotion Committee was founded on October 1, with various regional promotion committees set up under its umbrella both in Japan and in other parts of the world. These committees serve as the structure to promote environmental activities. A committee meeting will be held in early December to ensure that such activities are properly incorporated in every region.