Seiyu, a major supermarket chain here in Japan, is committed to promoting and using renewable energy. They are certified by the Green Energy organization and now they are helping others to set up solar panels as well. Seiyu has launched a fundraising campaign with a civic group called Ohisama Energy Fund to promote solar energy and tackle global warming.
Seiyu placed donation boxes at its 392 stores nationwide from August and is calling on the public to make donations to increase solar energy power generation. The money will go to a private energy fund, launched by the NGO. The fund has so far set up solar power panels at 140 public facilities and nurseries in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, where it is based.
Fund manager Katsuhiro Yamaguchi at Ohisama Energy Fund says people can participate in the fund with small donations, compared to the more than 20,000-30,000 dollars needed to set up a solar panel array at home or at your school.
Seiyu, owned by Wal-Mart, has some impressive Sustainability Reports about their work, also published in English.
Written by Martin Frid at greenz.jp
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