14 Students and Volunteers for the Environment Help SAVE Sierra Madres

12 November 2022, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna – Sierra Madre Mountain Range. 14 new Students and Volunteers for the Environment  (SAVE) participated in their own personally organized SAVE reforestation program last 12th of November 2022, in order to each plant 5 seedlings (for a total of 70) and spent some time in nature fr clean air, giving back to society and a day well spent.

“One of the most significant things we can do to improve the condition of the earth is to plant trees. That is why we chose to plant trees; even a small act like that goes a long way toward preserving the environment. When you plant a tree, you are making the decision to leave a legacy. Thank you FEED for this wonderful opportunity. We had so much fun helping the earth.”  -Aiyan Delloma🌱

First, the group freshened up upon arrival at the Land Grant, where they received a warm welcome from Field Supervisor and Forester Reynaldo E. Lorida, who debriefed everyone on the 35 permanent team of forest guards present on site to patrol the over 9,000 hectares at the foothills of the Sierra Madres (Siniloan, Laguna – Quezon Province border).

After a short safety talk about the need to wear safety hats, the SAVE volunteers proceeded to commence their trail to their planting site, where it had already been prepared by the forest guards a day prior, with equidistant spacing, species selected and a seedling allocated per hole dug, so the participants only had to watch the demonstration of debagging and planting, compacting and quality control to ensure their part in achieving our typical 90% survival.

Total of 70 trees were planted, of which 35 Lanite and 35 Malaruhat, facilitated by forest guardians Randy Velina, Roger Glipo, Teotimo Argete and Shermae Canzana.

GPS Coordinates & Photo Gallery

Use any GPS (Global Positioning System) software / applications to input the latitude and longitude coordinates to be able to remotely see the location of your trees planted. Some examples include:

Thank you SAVE EcoWarriors for contributing your personal time to restoring our Sierra Madre Mountains for a greener, safer Philippines!

1. Marian Delloma (Aiyan) 8. Rizza Borson
2. Karen Salas 9. Orly Dolendo
3. Donna Galzote 10. Mitch Dy
4. Faye Matias 11. Kit Bilan
5. Ashley Cabrera 12. Nici Calimlim
6. Neneth Lopez (absent) 13. Mary Rose Reabeles
7. Bong Hernandez 14. John Caesar Nodora

NATURE IS SPEAKING (Narrated by Julia Roberts)

What can I do to stop climate change?

“As the world warms, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and many animal and plant species are being driven to extinction. It’s hard to imagine what we as individuals can do to resolve a problem of this scale and severity.

The good news: We are not alone. People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. We’re fighting like our lives depend on it — because they do.

In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.” –  David Suzuki

Check out some of the ways you can take more climate change action.

For example, Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis. Right now people just like you are coming together to develop practical, local solutions and make their towns and cities more climate-friendly. Are you ready to join them? Find out what’s happening near you.

More here: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate-change/what-can-I-do-to-stop-climate-change


Contact FEED

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.

Tree-Planting with FEED

Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular activities or to design your own tree-nurturing eventinfo@feed.org.ph or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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