15 June 2019, Siniloan, Laguna – Sierra Madre Mountain Range. 45 very happy and enthusiastic eco-warriors from Concepcion Business Services, Inc. (CBSI) woke up before the crack of dawn on the 15th of July, a Saturday, to plant 360 native Philippine forest trees in the Sierra Madre Mountains, in Siniloan, Laguna.
Thank you CBSI Eco-Warriors!
Thank you CBSI Eco-Warriors for spending your weekend planting with us and reforesting to help preserve the critical watershed function of the Sierra Madres as our storm barrier as well as fresh water supply source!
From their arrival at the Famy-Siniloan boundary in Laguna, they convoyed up to FEED’s longest time LIVING LEGACY partner site at the Laguna-Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) for refreshments and the welcome program at 830AM.
Following an inspirational message by CBSI, FEED’s Director of Partnerships, Anne-Marie Mananquil Bakker shared a 10 minute talk about FEED’s integrated Landscapes to Seascapes Climate Change Action Programs, followed by a 20 minute more technical dialogue with Forester Reynaldo Lorida, manger of the Laguna Land Grant, about the Status of Philippine Forests.
Once hard hats were adorned, the 45 CBSI eco-warriors did a “Nature Power Stretch” session to warm up before proceeding on the 25 minute relaxing trek through the forest trail to get to the planting site, where a demonstration was conducted by Forest Guard Larry on how to de-bag and plant properly to ensure the 100% survival of the tree being planted.
Several forest guards facilitated the planting to help CBSI participants plant the 360 trees, before commencing on a trek back through the edible gardens managed by the forest guards themselves, then through the babmbusetum trail back to the Training Centre to freshen up for native Binalot lunch of chicken and pork adobo, rice and banana in real Pinoy style of “kamayan” (eating with your hands). The closing ceremony involved the handover of Certificates of Participation to all participants, as well as to CBSI itself, as a sort of graduation into Forestry and Tree-Planting 101.
Photo Journal – CBSI Planting 360 Trees, Sierra Madre Mountain Range
Use any GPS (Global Positioning System) software / application to input the latitude and longitude coordinates to be able to remotely see the location of your trees planted. Some examples include:
CBSI is part of Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC) – one of the Philippines’ most established and leading providers of air conditioning solutions and refrigerators. It operates principally through its two subsidiaries, Concepcion Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC) and Concepcion Durables, Inc. (CDI).
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 (Video)
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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