29 June 2022, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna. On June 23rd, Kate and Ally reached out to FEED to inquire about a tree-planting donation they wished to make, having 40 trees planted on behalf of K-Pop group AB6IX’s fandom in the Philippines. We asked them what inspired them to carry out this environmental advocacy, and here’s what they said:
“We are delighted to make the donation albeit small and would love to talk a bit about us, our event, and AB6IX!
We (me, Kate and my friend Ally) are not an established fan group here in the Philippines for the K-POP group AB6IX but we really wanted to do something fun for their 3rd anniversary so we joined forces and made this fan kit & online party event to celebrate it all while our proceeds for the fan kits that we sold would go to a great cause.
We were thinking of possible places to donate to when Ally saw FEED on Twitter and we decided it’d be the perfect place to donate to as AB6IX is an environmentally friendly group! They debuted in 2019 with a self-composed song called “Breathe” which the youngest, Daehwi, wrote in regards to the fine dust problem in Korea and wanting to break out from the chains of this environmental problem. Hence the line in the chorus “I wanna breathe just set me free”.
I believe their words and actions heavily influenced us in making this decision to donate to FEED and be a good example to other fans as well, reminding them that we can do our part in saving the environment in many ways.
I can only share photos of our event posters, the fan kit inclusions and images of AB6IX for reference since it was an online event and we didn’t take photos.
Stay safe and take care!
FEED is very inspired by youth leaders and other future leaders who focus their advocacies on the community. Tree-planting is not just about greening the environment or protecting our watersheds, food security, ecosystems and all living flora and fauna that are connected, it is also about the local communities, such as Bantay Gubat (Forest Protectors) and Bantay Dagat (Beach Protectors) who are out there every day protecting Earth’s natural assets for a living, for their livelihood and for their children and all of our common future. Which is why FEED’s Climate Change Action Programs are tagged as “Living Legacies” – for they live on long after we are gone.
Thank you Kate and Ally for helping us all protect our environment for everyone! May the Forest be with you always!
Photo Journal of Tree Planting (29 June 2022)
GPS Coordinates of Kate & Ally K-Pop Fanbase AB6IX Forest
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:
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Tree-Planting with FEED
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