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Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

DAEJEON, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have a perception that environmental issues are the most important factors to consider when establishing policies related to deforestation. According to a poll of 1,056 South Koreans conducted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS), 72.2 percent of the respondents said the environment should be prioritized and damage [...]

Media Art Trees Spread Message of Peace and Harmony in Myeongdong

Media Art Trees Spread Message of Peace and Harmony in Myeongdong

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Jungle gym-shaped ‘Media Art Trees’ will be installed at different locations in Seoul’s popular Myeongdong shopping neighborhood, according to local authorities. The ‘Media Art Trees’, which will also serve as Christmas trees, will be displayed in three locations — in front of Myeongdong Cathedral, in front of Myeongdong Arts [...]

Convenience Store Operators Plant Trees in Kubuqi Desert

Convenience Store Operators Plant Trees in Kubuqi Desert

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The retail industry is implementing environmental protection activities through a “Paperless Campaign” that reduces the use of paper receipts. 7-Eleven and BGF Retail Co. recently volunteered to plant trees in the Kubuqi Desert in Inner Mongolia, China. Employees of the two companies have been visiting China and Mongolia’s deserts [...]

Residents Knit Sweaters to Clothe Street Trees

Residents Knit Sweaters to Clothe Street Trees

GWANGMYEONG, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Residents of Cheolsan 2-dong in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province are participating in a special program to knit sweaters for street trees. The Cheolsan 2-dong Community Service Center, in tandem with the residents’ autonomy committee, began the Tree-Hug project in December of last year. The project involves participants knitting sweaters in [...]

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan has announced plans to plant 225,000 trees in a neighborhood with poor air quality, the district of Saha-gu, by 2027. The municipality of Saha-gu announced Saturday that it would be pushing forth a “forest belt project” in order to reduce fine dust levels and alleviate [...]