29 September 2018, BONIFACIO HIGH STREET, ACTIVITY CENTER, 9TH AVENUE, BGC, TAGUIG CITY.
WHAT IS JUAN EARTH?
“Earth Preservation and Protection, Juan Step at a Time”
The Philippine environment has dramatically changed through the years. Forests have deteriorated, the seas have become polluted, and the air has been filled with dirt and smog. As the country continues to progress, threats that can destroy the environment even further become imminent.
Juan Earth is a grassroots effort produced by Write On Track and its dedicated team of community volunteers. We want to educate and empower people to create a healthier, and more sustainable world. We are actively building an interconnected and ever expanding network throughout our neighborhoods, cities, and regions.
By participating in simple acts to save the earth like recycling, planting trees, and protecting animals, every Juan’s collaborative effort to preserve and protect the Earth can make an impact.
Data Source: www.conservation.org
- More than 50% of old-growth forests lost
- 300,000 hectares of mangrove trees degraded
- 900,000 families displaced by destructive typhoons
- More than 640 species listed as “threatened” or endangered
- The Philippines is the world’s 3rd biggest dumper of plastics in the ocean
- 30 dogs dying from heat stroke and dehydration after being transported in a closed van to a dog show in Marikina
FEED Partners Mondo-Project (One Shirt, One Tree) and The Bamboo Company took part in the full day celebration, showcasing their merchandise and engaging in dialogue with the participants from all over Luzon.
Thank you Write-On-Track for a well run and impactful show!
Juan in Action: Write on Track partnered with students at Juan Earth
Last Saturday, September 29, almost a thousand individuals gathered at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center to be one with Write On Track (WOT) in saving Mother Earth Juan step at a time.
Groups of students from around the metro participated in different activities hosted by various university organizations who partnered with Juan Earth – an event organized and produced by WOT to celebrate their fifth year anniversary through a corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort.
“We produced Juan Earth for the NGOs and school organizations para meron silang platform (for them to have a platform) to share their advocacies to the community,” said Koko Tamura, Write On Track Chief Operating Officer.
The school organizations present at the event were UP One Earth, AGILA, EARTH-UST, UP Club for the Environment & Tourism, and UP Veterinary Medical Students’ Society. Some of them went on stage to talk about what they do for the animals and the environment.
“Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment,” said Christine Reginio, member of UP Veterinary Medical Students’ Society, during their talk about responsible pet ownership.
“A large part of our environmental issues are largely social issues. And social issues would demand a larger societal rearrangements, not just personal solutions,” said Bryon Senga, a member of UP Club for the Environment & Tourism. Their organization aims to promote environmental protection and awareness through ecotourism.
There were others who promoted their causes through selling merchandises such as bamboo toothbrushes, stickers, pins, and key chains. Their proceeds will be donated to different environmental and animal welfare and protection causes in the country. There were also some who had pets for adoption during this one-day event.
Two other organizations shared their love for the planet through performances. FEU-IAS Dance Company opened the morning program with an amazing and exceptional dance performance. While the PUP Teatro Komunikado presented a short play, titled “Insectalk”, to share a message about how our actions affect all those living in the planet.
“It was truly a heart-melting moment for us when we saw all are participating and contributing to our CSR efforts,” Tamura said. She also highlighted the importance of companies and corporations’ involvement in more CSR. “Companies focus on doing business, and that’s good, because it can provide many opportunities for the society. But companies must also realize their power, and how getting involved in CSR projects can also provide long term benefits for them and also for the community they cater to.”
Juan Earth is an event organized by Write On Track, a PR and Events Management Agency in Makati. To learn more how Write On Track can help companies get involved in CSR projects and events, you may reach Write On Track at firstname.lastname@example.org, (+632) 805 2302 / 744 1402, or visit www.writeontrack.ph.
In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry.
Join us! Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Tree-Planting with FEED
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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