We participated in Earth-Hour, an event organized by the WWF, in response to energy conservation and carbon reduction initiatives, and have influenced even more people through social media by encouraging public engagement in carbon reduction measures. Statistics of Taiwan Power Company show that power consumption around Taiwan decreased by 100,000 kWh that day.
Story Trees Spread Out Greenness in Community
Cathay FHC persists in being "The Tree" in Taiwan, so we promote tree-planting and ecological protection activities in the community actively, making the green community surrounding every corner of Taiwan. In 2017, the foundation kept its endeavor and mobilized ts volunteers to participate in tree planting events in Nantou, Yilan, and Taipei City.
Taiwan’s forest is facing the invasion of an alien plant Mikania micrantha, nicknamed “green cancer”. Luodong forest District Office held a green cancer prevention and removal event in Yilan County. More than 80 volunteers from Cathay’s Jiaoxi Sub-team joined the event and removed green cancer of 1,720 kilograms together with the locals, helping restore an optimal growing environment for the Taiwanese native plants.
In December 2017, Cathay sponsored Taiwan Native Plant Society to hold the 2017 Tree-planting Fiesta in Wenshan District, Taipei City.
Waste Free and Plastic Free Initiative
Cathay began the bottled water decommissioning program in 2017, and joined the “Waste Free and Plastic Free Initiative” initiative held by the Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TOAF) and the Taipei City Government in 2018, inviting everyone to reduce the use of disposable plastic products to create a sustainable culture that is good for protecting ocean.