4 August 2019, Siniloan, Laguna Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) – Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Since partnering with EcoMatcher in 2017, they have helped FEED plant close to 10,000 trees in the Sierra Madre mention mountain range.
Following the August 3rd, 2019 planted of EcoMatcher’S 1,000 native Philippine forest trees cover for Our Better World, we proceeded to plant another 1,300 native trees at FEED’s first and longest Living Legacy planting partner, Laguna Quezon Land Grant in Siniloan, Laguna – an over 9,000 hectare protected forest managed by the University fo the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Since 2017 EcoMatcher has been planting trees with FEED to help restore upland forests for water security and livelihood development in the site’s local communities:
- EcoMatcher Plants Another 1000 Tree Forest in Sierra Madres for Our Better World (19 July 2019)
- EcoMatcher Boosts 3000 Native Philippine Forest Trees to Sierra Madres with GPS Tags (15 June 2019)
- EcoMatcher Restores 2,500 Indigenous Philippine Trees to the Sierra Madre Mountains (29 Oct 2017)
- EcoMatcher’s First 1000 Philippine Indigenous Trees Planted with FEED (25 March 2017)
Decreasing Forest Cover is one of the major Climate Change critical challenges the Philippines faces
LQLG is an ideal location for the tree-planting. Trees planted upland help us with drought challenges during the dry seasons and flooding due to increasing amounts of intensive rains during the rainy season. The Sierra Madre mountain range is the first to receive rains and helps weaken the typhoons effects by protecting the lowland areas (such as central business districts and the Capital of the Philippines, Manila) from heavy winds and inundations.
Planting Mosaic -EcoMatcher ‘s 2,300 Tree Forest Planted 4 Aug 2019
EcoMatcher facilitates the adoption of trees by organisations, while working with vetted foundations from around the world to plant trees. It acts as a trustworthy partner for corporations to become part of sustainability solutions for the Earth.
More and more companies are starting to realize that climate change and sustainability is a business opportunity, not a burden. Customers and employees are demanding for action. Companies however, need trustworthy partners that offer transparent sustainability solutions.
Welcome to EcoMatcher
Through EcoMatcher, companies can adopt trees, use them in innovative ways and improve their businesses. For example, companies can use the EcoMatcher platform to gift trees they adopt on behalf of the customers, or adopt a whole forest and distribute the trees to each of their employees, or gift trees as a reward for finalizing a survey. The possibilities are endless.
So how we do that?
We partner with vetted foundations from around the world that specialize in tree planting. Through our platform, you have access to information about every tree you adopt, and you can tap on cool digital technologies to make the best use of the trees you have adopted. We cannot change the world by ourselves, however with a bigger team effort we can make a difference, while improving our businesses at the same time.
More details: https://www.ecomatcher.com/about-us/
Fostering Education & Environment for Development (FEED Inc.) is a non-profit that reforests parts of the Sierra Madre. Besides helping plant the indigenous Philippine trees, FEED will also help look after the trees to ensure their survival, as the 1,000 trees planted will form part of large-scale reforestation efforts. Massive reforestation could be extremely useful in removing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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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