This is J.E.E.'s 18th Eco-calendar. This year's theme
is "From Owning to Sharing." The time of acquiring and owning
material possessions individually is passing. Now, with
greater awareness of the limits of the Earth's
natural resources, it is vital that we think in terms of sharing, not
owning. In this calendar we examine how to apply two vital concepts for
everyday life: Reduce, and Reuse.
- The illustrations for this calendar are original works created especially
by one of the founding members of J.E.E., our
good friend "High Moon." He
hopes you will laugh at his unique and unusual
- As a special feature of this calendar, we introduce the 12 animals
of the Japanese zodiac, starting with this year's
-- 2009 is the "Year of the Ox."
We hope that you find these pictures amusing,
and a helpful reminder of ecological principles
in daily life.
- Unlike ordinary calendars, this eco-calendar shows the dates of important
environmental events as a reminder to stop and
think about these vital issues. On October 16th,
we have added World Food Day. We must not forget that many people in
the world suffer from starvation and malnutrition.
- This calendar is bilingual. We hope that it is a useful aid in language
- The phases of the moon are shown with these symbols: . Please
take time to look at the stars.
- Global warming is increasing due to CO2. Let's try to reduce our
output of CO2 in daily life by changing our lifestyle.
Artwork: Dr. Hiroshi Takatsuki (the environmental cartoonist "High
Moon," professor at Ishikawa Prefectural University's Institute
of Bio-resources Engineering)
Production: Members of Japan Environmental Exchange
Further details: A4 size closed (A3 hanging on wall); 28 pages, printed
on recycled paper in full color with soy ink
using natural wind power; price: 900yen including
tax (with 10% discount on 10 copies or more,
20% on 50 or more) - postage not included.
To order, please send a postcard, fax or e-mail
to J.E.E. writing clearly your name, phone number, address, and the number
of copies that you wish to receive. J.E.E. will include the bill for
your order, and you can pay by postal transfer (yubin furikomi).