As a corporate citizen and a member of the global village, we not only actively reduce carbon from our operations but also call for the public to respond to climate change hand in hand. Starting from the philosophy of “returning trees to the planet” of the G-HOME Sustainable Eco-roof and the support of tree planting actions by Mr. Lai, GIGABYTE cooperated with the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation to launch the “Make Earth Green Again” program in 2017 to enlarge the influence of GIGABYTE by taking more aggressive tree-planting actions and endeavoring to climate literation education. Later in 2020, we extended the spirit of the program back to deepening climate actions at a local level, such as developing Taiwan-based climate teaching materials and adopting land in Pinglin for reforestation, to move further forward to the vision of  “returning trees to the planet”.

Program Progress of Make Earth Green Again

Plant in the Name of You – Response to UNEP Billion Tree Campaign

We promise to plant at least 75,000 trees in 3 years. We take the lead in response to the government’s call for urban forestry and plant trees in Mexico in the name of our employees, consumers, and any person concerned with the sustainability of the earth. The tree planting action not only is to cool down the earth but also to create job opportunities for local people around the forest area. That is, it is also a spark of realizing climate justice. To take part in the action with GIGABYTE, all you need is to move your fingers and then:

  • Plant a tree for the planet in the name of you.
  • Receive a tree voucher that includes geographical coordinates of where your tree is planted.
  • Become a true climate-justice-activist!

Deepening Local Actions – Forest Restoration and Ecosystem Conservation

In 2020, GIGABYTE moved tree-planting actions back to Taiwan. Partnered with the Forestry Bureau, we adopted a hectare of forest land in Pinglin District, New Taipei City, for conserving the local ecology. A group of high-level managers planted trees in the forest personally O=on behalf of GIGABYTE and all employees. through hiking into the hills, learning about planting techniques, digging holes, burying and watering the saplings, and planting trees with their own hands, the managers had deeper experiences and concepts with regard to ecological conservation and environmental sustainability. The management is then better equipped to promote the development and implementation of sustainability-related projects, education, and training within the company.
Click here to see the latest situation of the trees that GIGABYTE planted in 2020.

Cultivating Climate Justice Ambassador of the Next Generation

In addition to supporting the UNEP Billion Tree Campaign, local climate literacy education is another important mission. With support from the Plant-for-the-Planet, we promoted climate education and trained “Climate Justice Ambassadors” among children in Taiwan. We not only want to help the future generation understand the climate crisis attacking the world, but also give them the strength and courage to eliminate the crisis.

We commit to carrying out 5 Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in 3 years.

We train Taiwanese children to become Climate Justice Ambassadors who are concerned with and participate in local environmental issues. Moreover, we cooperate with USR (University social responsibility) projects to enable youths from universities to participate in the Academies and serve as co-moderators and administrative assistants. By doing so, not only children but also youths understand the issues as well as the impacts that climate change has brought to society.

Plant-for-the-Planet Academy by GIGABYTE

A Plant-for-the-Planet Academy includes 6 modules that aim to bring knowledge related to climate change to children and empower them to advocate social attention on climate actions instead of only talking. During the academy, children would plant trees by their own hands, signifying that they were doing their bit for saving the planet, and it was also a pathway toward a brave Climate Justice Ambassador.

“Stop Talking. Start Planting.” Is the slogan of Climate Justice Ambassadors. It gives a clear and concise message to the world that while adults are battling verbally, children have moved on taking action!

1st Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
2nd Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
3rd Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
4th Plant-for-the-Planet Academy
5th Plant-for-the-Planet Academy