To actively promote the implementation of environmental education into the concept of engineering planning and design and to care for the environment in Taiwan, BOHSR cohosted the third session of environmental education training with THSRC on Jun. 16, 2016. The session was an outdoor training in which Director Hua-Hsin Yang of Civil Service Ethics Office led 80 associates from BOHSR (including the MRT Engineering Office) and 25 staffs from THSRC to participate in the training. In the morning, the party first arrived at the certified diamond green building, HSR Miaoli Station, and was briefed by Section Chief Lo of THSRC on station construction planning and design and the process of obtaining the diamond level certification then taken on a tour regarding its environmental facilities. Then, the party was introduced to ecological preservation actions made in Miaoli County including a detailed introduction of the local conserved animal, the leopard cat, by lecturer of Chungyuan Hakka Cultural Association, Mr. Kun-Liang Hsu, and the Leopard Cat Exhibition in Miaoli Huoyan Mountain Ecology Museum.
The afternoon training course targeted actual non-toxic environmental cases in Taiwan in which the class visited Hunya Chocolate Republic in Taoyuan. Hunya Foods was inspired by Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation so increased emphasis on the importance of environmental protection and public health issues in Taiwan and started research, development and production of chemical additive-free food. The process was difficult but they continued nevertheless in order to fulfill their objective. The trainees deeply admired their determination. Finally, the last course was instructed by Mr. San-De Chiu who introduced chemical additive-free and organic diet-related topics so that the students can fully understand the concept and implement through buying the right foods to not only maintain the health of their families but also protect the environment in Taiwan.
The training combined experience sharing and personal experiencing activities in which the trainees learned in the process and asked questions correspondingly. The lecturers also encouraged them to be more concerned about environmental issues in Taiwan and achieve environmental objectives through project planning and design and daily consumption, so that Taiwan can become a better environment for the next generation.