The Aqua Walk Ogaki (Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture) has a "shopping bag citizen's forest," which was planted before opening by Ogaki citizen involved in environmental activities like shopping bag reduction and more. Citizens of "Ogaki Environmental Citizen Assembly" and the Seino chapter of the "Gifu Prefecture Horticultural Well-being Association" have registered as "green supporters" and care for the trees and flowers on a regular basis. A letter of thanks was given to those who eagerly participated in the protection activities.
In addition, this initiative received the 2011 "Green Fragrance Town Development" Award of the Minister of the Environment, sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment.