17 December 2023, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna – Sierra Madre Mountain Range. In October 2022, COLLABERA TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED INC. also known as Collabera Digital was introduced to FEED through one of our shared partners, EcoMatcher Ltd. based in Hong Kong, as the former was seeking to invite some of their staff based in the Philippines to experience first hand what tree-planting is all about, to enjoy returning back to nature, and to bring some wellness back to the work-life balance.
15 enthusiastic Collabera ecowarriors planted 1,600 trees at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant, an over 9,000 protected forest reserve managed by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – FEED’s first and longest Living Legacy institutional partner.
Native Philippine Forest Species Planted
- Malasantol 50, Bani 50, Lanite 150, Santol 200, Malalansones 200
and Malaruhat 950
Our LQLG planting team of local community based forest guards were:
|Randy Velina||Arnold Comingking|
|Roger Glipo||Jerry Avenido|
|Jimlie Ortega||Chester Alegria|
|Gilbert Ryan Ella||Renato dagumboy|
|Elmer Dayandante||Argete Teotimo|
|Joel Velina||Grant Cyrill Guiaya|
Thank you Collabera for being super enthusiastic despite the cool, wet climate!
Collabera Registered Participants
|LAST. NAME||FIRST NAME||LAST. NAME||FIRST NAME|
|1||CONSIGNADO||YURI ANDREW||14||MARCELLA||JEREMY KHAYLA|
|6||DEL ROSARIO||MAE ANJANETTE||19||SANTOS||JOHN VERLIN|
|7||ISOC||OENDY TWEETY GAIL||20||AGARWALA||SUMIT|
|8||INES YAP||CHEZSKA ARIAN||21||VIDEOGRAPHER|
|12||CABILLO||JEORGIE MAE||25||DELA TORRE||JOHNNY|
About Collabera Digital
Collabera Digital leverage the power of innovation and collaboration to enable businesses to step into their digital future. Read more about their various community development, support and engagement activities in their Collabera Cares programs below.
COLLABERA CARES PROGRAMS
Transforming lives by giving back to the community
Transforming lives is as important to us as delivering high-impact solutions. We understand that our own success achieves greater meaning when we inspire hope in others and help them reach their goals. Our employee-led, volunteer initiative works at the grassroot level through different community outreach programs to solve social challenges and actively work towards building a better and sustainable tomorrow.
We proactively take steps to promote conservation and ecological sustainability. Our work aims to enhance quality of life for future generations
Going Green for Sustainability
All of our global offices are in an energy-efficient green buildings. Apart from encouraging video conferencing and a paperless environment, we regularly host global recycling drives.
Planting for the future
By partnering with “One Tree Planted” we funded the planting of 1,100 fruit trees in Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. We organize plantation drives across the globe with an aim to promote sustainability within as well as outside the organization and do our part towards building a greener tomorrow.
Through Collabera Digital Cares, we help communities manage difficult circumstances and hardships through various initiatives.
Serving the Homeless
We have served more than 10,000 meals to the homeless in over 10 months through our weekly “Serve a Meal” initiative at Vadodara
Distributing Hope and Love
We regularly distribute provisions like floor mats, blankets and towels among the underprivileged and homeless. Our core focus is on elevating the quality of life for communities across and ensuring access to necessities.
Relief and Rehabilitation
Our volunteers are actively involved in relief and rehabilitation programs that provide aid to communities affected by calamities.
Transforming to Save Lives
During the second wave of COVID-19, we converted our Vadodara office into a free medical facility with medical staff, isolation beds, oxygen concentrators, and medical supplies.
Providing Relief during COVID-19
We partnered with renowned NGO “Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care” to provide safety and relief to individuals and communities affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Rebuilding Lives after Typhoon Ulysses
We participated in the “Adopt A Community” initiative, assisting in the distribution of roofing, steel, lumber and other construction materials to help those affected by Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines.
For more on Collabera Digital, visit: https://collaberadigital.com/
On Carbon Sequestration – How Much CO2 can our trees absorb?
Trees are often referred to as the “lungs of the Earth” as they are able to store carbon and produce oxygen, which is essential to many life forms. Trees also stabilise soil and reduce air temperature and humidity, whilst also reducing flooding and improving water quality. Without trees, most fauna and flora would not survive, what more humans?
It is widely accepted that a typical tree can absorb around 22 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year when in fully grown status, meaning that saplings, seedlings and younger trees – whether mangroves or primary or secondary forest trees – absorb around half, so conservatively say 11 kgs per year (also widely used by most international forestry agencies around the world).
So, over a lifetime of a tropical tree (100 years), one tree can absorb around 1 tonne of CO2. Although this figure seems large, it should be measured in perspective: to date we humans generate around 40 billions tonnes of CO2 each year on Earth. Which means, that we need to plant 40 billion trees annually to offset these emissions.
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
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 event: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.
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