Advantest Taiwan Inc. (ATI) started an internal education course on growing plants on December 10th, 2010.
The objectives of this course, attended by the ATI employees, are to grow plants at home and learn the importance of green environment, as well as to promote the absorption of carbon dioxide by plants.
A series of lectures in this course is offered by an external instructor. The course participants can learn how to distinguish seeds, grow and arrange plants, etc.
The ATI employees reuse the left-over seeds from eating fruits by taking flowerpots not in use at home to the office and sow the seeds on the soil in those pots. They also bring the seeded pots back home and use them to educate their families on environment. They teach their children how to sow seeds and work together to record the plant growth.
It takes a long time for a seed to grow and become a tree. It is not easy to restore natural environment and forests once they are destroyed. ATI will continue to initiate activities that can help preserve the green environment in the future.