Team Yaeyama Norin makes final in low-carbon championship

Team Yaeyama Norin makes final in low-carbon championship

On December 24 at Yaeyama Norin High School in Ishigaki City, Yoshichika Tonoshiro (from right), Seiya Matsugawa, Daiki Sunagawa and Shuyu Shimabukuro made it to the final for the Low-carbon Championship.

January 3, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

Yaeyama Norin High School Civil Engineering Department Environmental Engineering Project Team made it to the final in the Student Project Division for the Low-carbon Championship 2014. Groups, companies and schools nationwide presented their projects for preventing global warming in the championship. On February 14 and 15, four students will take part in the final presentation at Tokyo Big Sight.

Yaeyama Norin High School Team will present its project with the theme of “Protect Yaeyama’s nature by recycling wood! We build a low-carbon society by creative design and manufacturing.” They will present a project that makes playground equipment out of timber from forest thinning and discarded cardboard to pre-schools. They promote recycling society by effectively using forest and bark for dyeing and growing mushrooms.

The school has been contributing to a local community by effectively using experimental forests from three years ago. They will highlight the practical achievements of the projects in the final.

The championship had applications from 1,620 groups, with 11 groups from the student project division in the final. High-ranking groups will win Environment Minister Awards.

Team leader and senior student Daiki Sunagawa stated, “I would like to listen to other schools’ presentations carefully and teach them to junior students.” A junior student Syukyu Shimabukuro said, “I want to understand how the project is passed down from seniors, and to present it to impress other groups.”

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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