Daikin Industries Ltd. is providing support for CI to the ‘Green Wall Project’ to reforest the degraded area in the buffer zone of Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park in Indonesia.
The partnership began as a three year effort in 2008 to protect the water reservoir and habitat for wildlife and plants at the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park on Java Island, Indonesia and has rejuvenated degraded land through reforestation activities. Since inception, approximately 80,000 indigenous tree seedlings have been planted on 200 hectares of land in cooperation with 551 local farmers and 20 national park rangers. These efforts have received positive evaluations from the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation at the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry for sustaining reforestation activities by making them compatible with the livelihoods of local farmers.
Daikin is also encouraging their customers to participate in the protection of the global environment by selecting the energy-saving function of their “eco-point” air conditioning systems. While using this setting, a virtual 'tree' grows in the unit's display as points accumulate. When the 'tree' reaches 10 points, the customer can request a real tree to be planted in the project site in Indonesia, thereby linking the customer's actions to actual reforestation and conservation activities.
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