The fundamental principle of environmental trust is to entrust the environment to "trustworthy individuals" through a system based on "trust relationships." This involves transferring property rights to trusted entities, including non-profit organizations or individuals, to manage. The purpose is to protect the natural and cultural environment for the pursuit of the common good. The spirit and essence of this concept develop spontaneously from the grassroots level, emphasizing the empowerment of people. Through social education and learning, it encourages widespread participation in preserving natural landscapes and assets. "The people" represent the nation's strongest force and the largest corporate entity.
- Ministry of Environment