27 Sep 2019, Makati. Natalia Sali, FEED Ambassador and founder of One Child, One Tree, along with her family won a special citation for environment advocacy at the 9th Jollibee Family Values Awards (FJVA).
The Sali family was recognised for embodying Filipino values and inspiring others by leading their community in protecting and preserving the environment.
JFVA was launched in 2011 and is aimed at celebrating values such as generosity, compassion, and love for community and the environment. This year, it received hundreds of nominations from Filipinos in different parts of the world and selected 10 winners. The other winning families are involved in advocacies on drug rehabilitation, children and youth education, disaster preparedness, and provision of eyeglasses to school children.
One Child, One Tree was founded in January 2017 by Natalia Sali to respond and help mitigate climate change by planting trees. It is underpinned by the importance of educating children about the value of trees and facilitating their involvement in planting trees in different parts Bulacan. It aspires for each child to understand how she/he can contribute in saving the environment and own the responsibility as she/he grows older. One of One Child One Tree’s important accomplishments was the passage of an ordinance declaring the mangrove area in Tibaguin, Hagonoy, Bulacan as a sanctuary or a protected mangrove reforestation site.
One Child, One Tree’s primary partner is Fostering Education for Environment and Development (FEED) who has been supporting its advocacy since its kick-off project in 25 schools in January 2017. Since then, OCOT and FEED have implemented a number of environment education and planting events and have jointly held training and established Food Forests in several schools in Malolos and Hagonoy.
The award is an indication of the heightened awareness of corporations such as Jollibee Food Corporation on the importance of the environment. The recognition further inspires Sali Family to thrive and remain committed to continue its advocacy.
“Food Forests” is a term FEED coined to describe FEED’s agro-forestry approach to tree planting and reforestation programs in the Philippines. It involves land-use management system in which trees and shrubs are grown around or among crops or pasture lands. Food forests in schools are aimed at addressing not only soil erosion but also the nutrition issue in some barangays.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please email Natalia Sali at Natalia@feed.org.ph
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17 February 2017, London. Natalia Sali loves three things: people, animals and the environment. She is a social worker by profession and does manage a service for children with special needs and disabilities. She has run many races to raise funds … Continue reading
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About Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA)
The JFVA is an annual recognition program of the country’s leading fast-food chain for exemplary Filipino families.
It seeks to give honor to deserving families who exemplify positive Filipino family values such as generosity, compassion, love for the community, love for the environment, among others, while also providing selfless service to their communities.
The JFVA has demonstrated that the Philippines boasts of a priceless class of heroes – entire families of socially responsible citizens who share the same values of making a difference in the lives of other people and communities.
More here: https://jfva.jollibee.com.ph/
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPC29Rwr6Pg
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