CTS Corp. (Sensor Scientific) Plants 276 Strong Sierra Madre Forest

08 August 2023, Siniloan, Laguna, Sierra Madre Mountain Range.   Under their tagline “CTS Cares”, CTS Corp’s 20 environmental enthusiasts planted 276 native Philippine forest trees at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant managed by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Siniloan, Laguna – at the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Following a Ridge to REEForestation overview on FEED’s community based plantings by FEED’s Director of Partnership’s Ms. Anne Marie M. Bakker,  Forester Reynaldo Lorida (field supervisor of the LQLG) shared the historical evolution of Philippine forestry from the early days of indiscriminately permitted logging and export industry growth, to its current estimated 30% forest cover remaining – across the board, from uplands/ridges to lowland coastal mangrove forests.  Which is why we are very grateful to CTS Corp and their twenty eco-warriors for spending their Tuesday working day with us to help restore the protection of our remaining critical watersheds.

After a short stretching session outdoors, we took a “before” group photo and trekked about a 40-minute trail into the forest to CTS Corp’s planting site, which had been prepared in advance by the forest guards, with species selected in advance to mimic the area; the seedlings were bagged in biodegradable containers at each hole spaced according to diversification of species, hole depth and distancing required for that specific area.

On completion of the planting, we trailed through the bambusetum forest down to the lake and up to enjoy the native chicken adobo binalot meal wrapped in banana leaf, prepared by the local community.

Fortunately the weather remained cool and breezy, sunny and drizzly all at once, allowing us to imagine the shade of the trees we planted would one day cool others too.

Thank you CTS Corp Eco-Warriors, may the forest be with you, always!

Photo Gallery and GPS Coordinates

About CTS Corp

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components to OEMs in the aerospace, communications, defense, industrial, information technology, medical, and transportation markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia.

CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), founded in 1896, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a diverse array of electronic components, sensors and actuators.
Primarily fulfilling the needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), CTS is proud of its over 100-year heritage of innovative products and engineering excellence. CTS products are manufactured utilizing state-of-the-art technology driven by a highly capable and dedicated staff.

For more information, visit: https://www.ctscorp.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


Contact FEED

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 eventinfo@feed.org.ph or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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