On 22 August 2019, the EPA marked the 32nd anniversary of its founding. To celebrate its birthday, the EPA held an event and invited former EPA ministers, deputy ministers, and all retired employees to share its accomplishments in environmental protection.
With the joint efforts of 16 former ministers and the entire EPA staff, environmental protection sprouted and has become deeply rooted in Taiwan’s education system. On this special day, former ministers were invited to join the celebration and share their experiences in environmental protection over the past 32 years. Participating past ministers included: Eugene Chien, Larry L.G. Chen, Chang Chu-Enn, Shu-Hung Shen, Kuo-Yen Wei, and Ying-Yuan Lee.
The theme of the event was to honor the EPA staff’s hard work and commitment in promoting environmental sustainability. Hence, to commemorate the EPA’s growth over the past three decades and to show gratitude for the joint cooperation of the entire staff, the EPA made a large mosaic poster with thousands of images of current and past staff. The EPA also made special anniversary albums with photos of major environmental events throughout the last 32 years and gifted them to every former minister.
In recent years, Taiwan has experienced significant improvement in both its environmental regulations and awareness. In the future, the EPA will continue working on resource reuse and recycling and striving for environmental sustainability. Through this celebration event, the EPA also wished to show the public its determination and perseverance in environmental protection.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22 (9)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)