05 May 2023, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna. On May 5, 2023, a remarkable event unfolded in the heart of Siniloan, Laguna, at the majestic Laguna-Quezon Land Grant within the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Aristocrat (Philippines) Pty Ltd aka Aristocrat Gaming, a global gaming and technology leader renowned for bringing joy to life through the power of play, orchestrated a meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavor. This event encompassed both tree-planting and team-building activities, uniting employees in a collective effort to foster positive change.
With a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, Aristocrat Gaming demonstrated its dedication by sponsoring the planting of 200 Philippine indigenous forest seedlings in the expansive Laguna-Quezon Land Grant. This area is an integral part of a vast 9,000-hectare protected forest reserve nestled within the Sierra Madre Mountains. The company’s involvement speaks volumes about its eagerness to combat the detrimental effects of climate change and contribute to the restoration of precious natural ecosystems.
The significance of this initiative was eloquently captured by Forester Reynaldo E. Lorida, who articulated, “By working together, we can bring back all the mountains of the Philippines to their former state as primary forests. We have rehabilitated Mt Makiling, it can be done.”
Aristocrat Gaming’s proactive engagement in this reforestation endeavor not only underscores its commitment to environmental stewardship but also its active role in shaping a more sustainable future for generations to come. The company’s dedication goes beyond the tree-planting initiative, as it also extended its support to the FEED Scholarship funds, further exemplifying its holistic approach to social responsibility.
Acknowledgement must also be extended to the UPLB’s Forest Guardians, expertly led by Forester Reynaldo E. Lorida, and to Rose Bocayo, whose facilitation and guidance played a crucial role in making this event a resounding success.
In summary, Aristocrat Gaming’s recent CSR event was a testament to the power of collaboration, environmental consciousness, and forward-thinking corporate values. By fostering a sense of shared purpose and actively participating in the restoration of vital ecosystems, Aristocrat Gaming has set an inspiring example for other corporations to follow suit. This initiative not only planted trees but also the seeds of hope for a greener, more sustainable future.
Thank you Aristrocrat Gaming Eco-Warriors, job well done: Alvin Aquino, Alvin John Manabat, Archie Dela Vega, Jophy Mae Zapanta, Mary Rose Cabuang, Ryan J Cecillano and Theodore Chamberlain III!
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About Aristocrat (Philippines) Pty Ltd
A global games and technology leader
We’re proud to be a world leader in gaming content and technology, and a top-tier publisher of free-to-play mobile games. We deliver great performance for our B2B customers and bring joy to the lives of the millions of people who love to play our casino and mobile games. And while we focus on fun, we never forget our responsibilities. We strive to lead the way in responsible gameplay, and to lift the bar in company governance, employee wellbeing and sustainability. We’re a diverse business united by shared values and an inspiring mission to bring joy to life through the power of play.
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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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