23 March 2018, San Juan, La Union. Celso Jucutan, a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at FEED’s Living Legacy partner, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, North La Union Campus (DMMMSU NLUC), shares: “I love water and I will continue to nurture trees including mangroves! We will never live without water, so save it while we still can. Plant more trees to have more water. Happy World Water Day!”
Though Celso was nominated by the FEED Board to become a FEED Ambassador last November 2017, it was only today on World Water Day that both Celso and FEED were able to draft an article announcing his Ambassadorship as an environmental steward working to deepen, broaden and strengthen our collective efforts towards biodiversity conservation and disaster risk reduction through a number of community-based planting interventions, mainly mangroves to begin with, and the designed inclusion of other saline species along La Union’s rivers and coastlines.
It is through Celso and LINK that FEED is also able to sponsor local fishermen in the production of mangrove cuttings, saplings and seedlings as a nursery source for our continued coastal plantings in the region.
Celso is also Co-founder at Lupon ng mag Indibidwal na Nangangalaga sa Kalikasan (LINK), an active local volunteer community organization based in La Union, which regularly hosts environmental events for the public at large. LINK is also a FEED Living Legacy Partner since 2016. He organised the Young Earthsavers’ Society (DMMMSU NLUC and is Secretary at Isalbar iii Pintas ti La Union, a Facebook community group dedicated to environmental preservation in La Union. Probably one of the most active, dedicated and committed environmentalists in the region, Celso has held office at the City Government of San Fernando, La Union and at the LGU-City of San Fernando, La Union.
Celso calls himself an “Environmentalist, youth development advocate, gardener, good governance advocate and nation builder”, but to us at FEED he is much more than that, he is an authentic leader and one of our much needed Earth Protectors, spending his every moment contemplating AND, more importantly, acting on how to save our people and planet for everyone’s prosperity.
- Coastal Risk Reduction: 65 Mangroves Restored at Flotsam & Jetsam Hostel, La Union
- Talents: Youth Volunteers Challenge La Union to Go Plastic-Free
- Youth Lead Plastic-Free Palengke Drive in La Union
- Riding the Waves of La Union Surfing Break 2017
- Paradigm Shift: LINK Leadership Bootcamp 2017 – Youth Leaders “Stand Up and Be Counted”
- La Union Soul Talks on “Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 101” – By and For the Community
- Nestea Philippines Donates 20 Customized Brooms to FEED for La Union Beach Clean-ups
FEED runs a number of SAVE; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Mangrove Planting for coastal protection; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG); and other environmentally engaging activities for individuals and organizations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how the SAVE plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular activities or to customise your own green solutions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.
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