|Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a respected Japanese authority on forest ecology and conservation is featured on page 34 of the January Issue of WIRED Magazine. Miyawaki is pictured holding his CU Science Department gift tee from his host Dr. Richard Kessler, associate professor of biology and environmental studies program coordinator at CU. Miyawaki consults with TGKY in Lebanon, Ky. on a global reforestation Project, and he and his team have visited CU’s Clay Hill Memorial Forest. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)
By Jose Soriano, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese authority on forest ecology and conservation, was a guest speaker recently at Campbellsville University.
Dr. Miyawaki spoke in representation of Toyoda Gosei. Toyoda Gosei is a customer-driven global company that researches, develops and manufactures products of exceptional quality for a variety of industries – from automotive to agriculture to telecommunications. “Toyoda Gosei is proactively committed to the environment.” Dr. Miyawaki said.
He explained how everyone in this life needs to put in a little bit of effort to protect life since that is all we have; “Environment is my way to protect life, it’s all about giving your children and grandchildren the opportunity to live.”
He raised awareness explaining that factories are a part of today’s society, but nature is as well, so everyone needs to contribute a little bit in taking care of this world. He also believes that the youth must acquire knowledge about the environment so there can be a sustainable living environment and civilization for the future.
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