Japan Youth Ecology League, which is often referred to as Eco-league, is a group of Japanese youth who wishes to promote better environment in the Earth. It was founded in 1994, after a year of preparation from the Rio Summit. Now, Eco-League is one of the largest youth networking organization, having more than 150 energetic groups entry, a nation-wide network of environmental activities. All the managements of Eco-league are carried on by members, whose age are 16-29. It has one board and two branches, one in Tokyo and the other in Osaka.
Encouraging Youth action for promoting better environment
Offering occasions for exchanging information
Strengthen nation-wide action
Eco-league supports people and groups who wish to promote better environment in the Earth, by sending appropriate information to them and offering event opportunities for them.
Youth Ecology Gathering is the biggest event in Eco-League.
People who are interested in environmental problems participate regardless of their age, major and their jobs. We organized 4 local gatherings and 1 national gathering every year. To each local gathering, more than a hundred people come, and to the national gathering more than 250 people. The role of this Gathering is to offer a place for exchanging information and thus to promote new nation-wide actions. The popular themes they treat are eco life, campus ecology, international problems and education.
We offer opportunities for students, who are presently looking for a job, to talk with workers of each company being engaged in environmental issues. This helps students to know how each company may contribute to the improvement of the environment of the community.