24 April 2022, Siniloan, Laguna, Sierra Madre Mountain Range. On April 24th, 2022, RJ Rivera donated to FEED via PayPal, also followed by a message he posted via feed.org.ph, asking where, when and how FEED carries out its Ridge to REEForestation activities; and whether or not he needed to be present or could donate remotely and have FEED complete the planting. Either is possible. A day later, RJ topped up his donation in order to reach the planting of 100 trees, for his own mini forest in the Sierra Madre mountain range.
When RJ mentioned he would not at the time be able to plant himself, FEED offered to do so on his behalf; which is only possible, thanks to the forest guardians (Bantay Gubat) who live in and around the Laguna Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) managed by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – FEED’s first and thus longest Living Legacy partner in the Philippines.
When we asked RJ, “What made you choose planting instead of any other advocacy?”, his reply was: “I’m just happy to help and we can round it up to a nice 100 trees. As for why I wanted to plant trees, it’s actually my passion, something I discovered I really loved doing way back in college as part of a community service program, I participate as much as I can during Earth Hour, but I feel like I owe this planet more than just shutting my computers and lights off for an hour every year. Thank you, Ms. Anne. More power to your organization!”
Well, a big thank you Robert James, on behalf of the communities we work with on the ground who carry out the toughest part of planting, which is the maintenance, monitoring and reporting – to ensure that majority (85% upwards) of what we plant survives.
Thank you Robert James Rivera, May the Forest be With You always!
GPS Coordinates and Pictures of RJ Rivera’s Mini Forest in the Sierra Madres
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