ON Semi Adds 218 Native PH Forest Trees to their Sierra Madres Forest

15 July 2022, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna.  30 keen ON Semiconductor Philippines, Inc. (ON Semi) ecowarriors arrived on site 7am this mid-July 2022 ready to add 218 native Philippine forest trees to their already established forest at the over 9,000 hectares of the Laguna Quezon Land Grant, managed by FEED’s first and longest Living Legacy partner the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

Before heading out to the planting site, we warmed up to get the blood going, and proceeded to trail through the forest eager to plant 218 seedlings.

Thank you for demonstrating your climate change action ever since our partnership started in 2017 ON Semi, May the Forest be with you Always!

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About On Semiconductor Philippines, Inc.

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient connectivity, sensing, power management, analog, logic, timing, discrete, and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and aerospace/defense applications.

ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) at ON Semiconductor is deeply rooted in our core values of integrity, respect and initiative and our Code of Business Conduct. We provide our customers around the global with a broad portfolio of innovative, energy efficient and environmentally friendly semiconductor solutions technologies.

We have strong commitment to environmental sustainability, Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) compliance, responsible sourcing, philanthropy and employee volunteerism among other programs to have a positive impact on our employees, suppliers, customers and communities.

For more details, visit: https://www.onsemi.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.

How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other (BBC News)

Trees talk and share resources right under our feet, using a fungal network nicknamed the Wood Wide Web. Some plants use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWOqeyPIVRo 


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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