Tamachi Building Co. Invites Local Nursery School Children to Sweet Potato Dig at Company's Rooftop Garden
On November 17 Tamachi Building Co., Ltd., an MHI Group company, invited children attending a nearby nursery school to a sweet potato digging event at the rooftop garden of a company-owned building in Minato-ku, in central Tokyo. The event had two aims: to provide the youngsters an enjoyable opportunity outside the classroom to learn about growing healthy food and safeguarding the environment, and to promote exchanges between employees and people from the local community. Tamachi Building has been holding vegetable digging events in early summer and autumn since November 2009, and this was the fifteenth to date.
A total of 30 3-year-old children attending the Shiba Nursery School participated in the event. First, staff from Tamachi Building explained how to dig the sweet potatoes, and then the harvest got underway with support from company employees and the nursery school staff. The participating children gave squeals of delight as they dug the potatoes out of the soil atop a building they always see from their nursery school.
Tamachi Building was established in 1964 as a wholly owned MHI Group company. Today the company's business scope includes ownership and operation of rental office properties, operation and management of MHI buildings, and related businesses. In line with its business philosophy pledging the provision of safe and comfortable office spaces and high-quality services, and in reflection of MHI's CSR Action Guidelines and environment policies, Tamachi Building proactively undertakes initiatives to protect nature and support education.
Going forward, Tamachi Building will continue its CSR activities as its way of making environmental and local contributions.
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