RCE Greater Sendai

RCE Greater Sendai strives to practice ESD adapted to the distinctive characteristics of the rural town of Tajiri, the coastal city of Kesennuma and the metropolitan city of Sendai. These three municipalities have unique elements that add to the diversity of the RCE's work. Sendai is a bustling hub of activity, with roughly one million inhabitants. The city of Kesennuma lies approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Senda and is famous for its fishing port and for being Japan's first Slow Food City. The town of Tajiri, approximately 50km north of Sendai, is know for its abundant rice production


The objective of RCE Greater Sendai is to practice ESD based on regional characteristics by starting from environmental education aiming at a recycling-based society, and later expanding the scope to wider ESD issues. Specific activities include promoting nature conservation; reduction of wastes and environmental education in the urban area of Sendai; wetland conservation and regional development based on wet-paddy rice agriculture in Tajiri town; integrated, systematic environmental education at all levels of schools, protection of the marine environment and eco-tourism in Kesennuma City. In addition, a local knowledge base has been created to provide ESD actors the latest scientific information, learning materials and good practices.

For more information on this RCE, please contact

Website: http://rce.miyakyo-u.ac.jp/

Takaaki Koganezawa,
E-mail: t-koga@staff.miyakyo-u.ac.jp