By FEED Ambassador Maria Rejina Balangat, Co-Founder, Mondo Project “One Shirt, One Tree”, November 10, 2018, Siniloan, Laguna.
It was a rainy yet busy Saturday morning last November 10th, 2018 in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, in Siniloan, Laguna. There were students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) conducting a study about the environment specifically on leaves and ferns. On the other side, foresters and forest guards were assisting students from another school, University of the Philippines (UP) for their scheduled org activity.
And finally us, from Mondo Project together with Nagase Philippines (FEED CSR Patron of Education & Environment) were set to plant 422 seedlings in the area as part of the company’s team building activity for the year. It was an annual routine for Nagase Philippines to schedule a gathering with the objective of building rapport and teamwork among their team members, this time they wanted it to be different. Their team decided to plan a memorable and FRUITful activity by giving back to the environment and by planting trees that will in time, leave a legacy to our planet.
The drill was spearheaded by Rey Lorida, forester and Land Grant manager and Mondo Project team who represented FEED, in charge of activity, who welcomed and conducted the orientation for Nagase Philippines team on the set schedule for the day.
Everyone geared up, we started the 45-minute trek to the planting site. Since it was raining, strong winds and muddy ground waited for us along the way. At the actual planting site, the forester demonstrated the proper planting of the seedlings and its propagation. Holding a bamboo shovel in hand, each participant got excited to plant their set of seedlings.
Thank you NAGASE Philippines Eco-Warriors!
|1||ALVARO, LORENA TAN|
|2||ANDAYA, HELEN TA-A|
|3||ARAGONES, MA. JUVILLE ANORMA|
|4||CADAPAN, LORELIE ANN MOLABOLA|
|5||DE GUZMAN, MARICHELLE SISON|
|6||DIZON, LEONORA CHAVEZ|
|7||ESGUERRA, MA. ANTONNETTE IGNACIA RICO|
|8||GALICIA, MICHELLE GABRIEL|
|9||HALLARES, ROHINI MENDOZA|
|10||IBAÑEZ, JOVIE CORNITO|
|12||JUDLOMAN, MENIERVA RODELAS|
|14||LAGAN, LEA ROSE ANN BAGONA|
|15||LAPAZ JR. , RESTITUTO LOZANO|
|16||LUMBO, LORAINE ANN MENDOZA|
|17||MAABA, MARY ANJENETTE MAGAYAM|
|18||MANSOR, JOSE NICCOLO PINTO|
|19||MONZON, JAZMIN PAMORCAN|
|20||NIEVA, JINGKY AGUILA|
|21||TALDY, JENNIELYN BEA|
|22||TEJUCO, ANTONIO JR TAN|
|25||BAONG, RUBY ARAYA|
|26||FERNANDEZ, ROY ACERA|
|27||LOMBOY, ALDRIN RAMOS|
|28||MEDIAVILLO, ANABELLE PERMEJO|
|29||ORPIANO, KATRINA ULEP|
|30||PANALIGAN, JAMES PAOLO RAZ|
|32||ARCENAL, RODEL C.|
|33||MADURA, DAN MARK D.|
|34||LUYUN, MICHELLE ANGELEA|
A total of 422 seedlings were planted – 401 from Nagase Philippines and 21 trees from Mondo Project’s “One Shirt, One Tree” (some shirt buyers bought 2-3 shirts), these include indigenous trees like Palusapis and Damaging. After an hour of tree planting, sweat and rain drops creep on everyone’s faces, a proof of great determination and conviction to leave a mark on that small patch of land in the vast mountain range of Sierra Madre.
Thank you also Mondo Project, One Shirt, One Tree Eco-Warriors!
- Rica Dungog
- Patricia Ransom
- Mike Umpa
- Anthony Bason
- Nelcy Marcillana
- Janne Glizette Co
- Dondon Leandro Castro
- Jayvee Beltran
- Joseph Tumacder
- Felix Pernia Jr
- Leticia Enciha
- Jenevive Tumacder
A hearty Filipino binalot (chicken barbecues, pork and chicken adobo, fresh tomatoes and bananas) awaited the whole team after the activity. Each found their own spot to dine and some stayed inside the airy Kubo-style pavilion right beside the garden lake of the vicinity.
A talk from Mr. Kohsuke Yamamoto, Treasurer/ GM for Finance & HRAD, head of Nagase Philippines and from Mondo Project team concluded last Saturday’s activity. An awarding of FEED certificates came right after.
Overall, it was a fulfilling day for everyone.
We are happy to know that more and more groups are joining tree planting activities like FEED’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Climate Change Action Programs. We are hopeful that the advocacy for the environment will have a wider reach and a stronger support from private and public institutions. Kudos to everyone!
GPS Coordinates of NAGASE Philippines Planting Site: https://www.google.com/maps/place/14°28’58.8%22N+121°31’19.2%22Efirstname.lastname@example.org,121.5198113,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d14.483!4d121.522
About Nagase Philippines
Nagase Philippines international Services Corp are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Nagase Co. Ltd., one of the leading trading house in Japan. Starting from plastic, chemical and electronics business, Nagase Philippines expanded its business segment to Medical devices, Food & Beverages and Radiation detection services. With our own technology and global network built over 180 years of history, we deliver best solutions to our valued clients. See more at: http://www.nagase.com.ph/about/corporate_about
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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