26 November 2022, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna – Sierra Madre Mountains.Thirty-three enthusiastic Kyndryl participants joined their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reforestation program by planting 3,000 native Philippine forest trees, i.e.
Lanite – 1,210
Malaruhat – 1,490
Malalansones – 300,
at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant, a protected forest reserve managed by FEED’s first and longest Living Legacy partner, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). FEED’s Ridge to REEForestation programs are all community-based, so this Climate Change Action Program has also helped provide for the alternative livelihood of around 15 forest protection officers and their families. The 1 hour trek up to top ridge was attended by all participants, making the planting all the more memorable! Lunch was also prepared by the local women and base camp forest guardians, which is also established as a livelihood means for forest protection communities.
“One Tree Planted is delighted to continue collaborating with FEED to support strong forests and restore natural green spaces in the Laguna Quezon Land Grant”. Kyndryl was introduced to FEED through its partnership with One Tree Planted (OTP), who had sponsored the planting of 50,000 mangroves in Bulacan Province, Philippines – one of the most flood prone provinces and coastal communities in the country – and part of our “Great Wall of Mangroves” project with One Child, One Tree. Thank you MUFG and One Tree Planted, may the Forest be with you all – always!
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About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Learn more at onetreeplanted.org.
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.
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.
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