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Genki Environmental Initiatives

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Genki Japanese and Culture School is committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and using our position as a leader in the Japanese language field to promote environmental consideration among all related stakeholders. This page lists some of the actions we are taking, and the initiatives we support. We constantly reassess these initiatives to further strengthen them. Many of these initiatives were begun in April 2022, though some started earlier.

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Harm Reduction Measures

We track resource usage, and commit to reducing usage on a per-student basis each year. Resources tracked include electricity, water, paper, travel, and trash.

We recycle to the maximum extent.

We provide multiple trash cans in each location. Trash is divided into the following categories for recycling:

  • Plastics and glass
  • Metals and ceramics
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Computers and electronics
  • Resale items

We track the amount of trash generated, and try to reduce on a per-student basis.

We repair items where feasible.

We use non-toxic products wherever possible, including cleaning products.

Education Measures

General Measures

We buy environmentally friendly and sustainable products where alternatives exist at similar cost/quality.

We buy locally produced items where alternatives exist at similar cost/quality.

We avoid buying disposable items.

We provide cups/mugs for students, and water filters on faucets, to reduce the use of bottled drinks.

We provide cutlery/tableware for staff, to reduce staff use of disposable items.

We provide an area at our schools for students to leave unneeded items for other students to take.

We work with environmental organizations such as WWOOF Japan.

We encourage staff and students to use public transport or bicycles to commute.

We use an online Learning Management System for some student homework and class materials, and provide digital devices to teachers, to reduce paper usage. Classrooms use digital whiteboard technology.

If you have suggestions for other initiatives we can take, we welcome your help! Please get in touch with us.

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Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013,
Japan

+81 (0)92 472 0123

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Hanazono Bldg 3F, Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022,
Japan

+81 (0)3 6457 3554

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Hayashi Bldg 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri), 454-1,
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi 600-8025,
Japan

+81 (0)75-353-0003

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Meieki-Nagata Bldg 4F, Meieki 3-26-19, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0002,
Japan

+81 (0)52-433-3152