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Environmental Communication

Support of Environmental Education for Children

Kyocera Group "Eco-Lessons"

The Kyocera Group has conducted "Eco-Lessons," a locally rooted social contribution activity, since FY2003, to help children, the next generation of leaders, better understand environmental and energy-related issues and receive an environmentally friendly education at school. Kyocera held 76 classes (for 1,790 students) in FY2020, and around 130,000 children (as of March 31, 2020) have heard our message about protecting the global environment since we first started this social outreach activity.

Lesson where students learn the mechanism of solar cells and battery (Japan)
Lesson where students learn the mechanism of solar cells and battery (Japan)
Lesson where students learn the mechanism of solar cells and battery (Japan)

Major Program

Eco-Lessons provided by the Kyocera Group are mainly intended for fourth to sixth grade elementary school students. Each lesson is basically composed of 90 minutes and lecturers are Kyocera employees. When they hold an Eco-Lesson in an elementary school, they use the appropriate space in the school, such as science room, multipurpose room, or gymnasium, to explain solar cells and experiments.

Let's learn about environmental problems

We study environmental problems afflicting the planet and their causes.
Where is electricity used and in what way is it connected with environmental issues?

Diagram: Environmental Issues

Let's learn about solar cells

The power generation principle of solar cells and their manufacturing methods are discussed, and at the same time, silicon, raw materials, solar cells and modules are introduced.

Diagram: Solar Cells

Let's use solar cells and storage batteries

Children can experience the power generation of solar cells through experiments using solar cells and storage batteries.

Diagram: Using solar cells and storage batteries

Get to know more about solar cells

Places where solar cells are playing active roles are introduced. Are solar cells used in the regions where you live? Fun and educational quizzes are provided.

Diagram: Finding out more about solar cells

Summary

We review what was learnt in class and at the same time, think of familiar environment conservation activities to undertake in daily life.

Special Science Class to Teach the Mechanism of Electricity

The Osaka Board of Education holds "Special Science Lessons" jointly with corporations in hopes of letting children learn the joy of science through hands-on lessons and enhance their interest in and willingness to learn science. Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. started to participate in this joint educational program in 2009 and so far has held lessons for a total of 4,961 students at 68 elementary schools. Children can feel the joy of working on experiments by hand-copying pictures drawn by themselves. They can also operate copying machines and learn about how products use electricity in our daily lives.

Children learning the mechanism of copying through an experiment
Children learning the mechanism of copying through an experiment
Students learning the history of the copying machine in class
Students learning the history of the copying machine in class

Participating in Environmental Awareness Events

KYOCERA Document Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. participated in the annual Business Clean-Up Day. We have participated every year since 2003 in this annual event where companies in Australia organize volunteer clean-ups. In the future, we intend to continue to participate in this event to pass a beautiful natural environment on to future generations.

Participants in Business Clean Up Day
Participants in Business Clean Up Day