The Committee's Efforts
The Komaba Festival is one of the largest school festivals in Japan, and boasts over 500 participating projects, as well as over 120,000 visitors over it’s three day period. However, it doesn’t come without a cost. It inevitably means that during this period, an extensive amount of trash is disposed.
The 70th Komaba Festival Committee has established its own Environmental Policy Guidelines and works to reduce environmental impact, as well as raise awareness of environmental issues. In addition, conforming to the Environmental Agenda—which was separately adopted—the environmental efforts of the committee are widely disclosed.
One of our main efforts is recycling. Our introduction of peel-able containers plays a major role in cutting down environmental footprint and also raising environmental awareness. To add, for recycle efficiency, we separate trash into 12 different sorting categories, as shown below.
Furthermore, in order to raise environmental awareness within the university community, the Committee opted to use recycled paper for the informative leaflets we give out to projects. We have also given sorting classes for those projects who will be participating in the festival, as well as toward Committee members.