Young Earth Savers Plant for International Women’s & World Water Days

09 March 2023, Taboc River, San Juan, La UnionIn celebration of International Women’s Day and World Water Day this March 8th and 22nd, respectively, the faculty members of the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) together with the members of Young Earthsavers’ Society (YES) planted sixty (60) Rhizophora mangroves along the Baroro River, Brgy. Baroro, Bacnotan, La Union today.

The mangroves provide vital ecosystem services such as habitat and nutrient source for fishes and other organisms, carbon sequestration and sediment trap among others. Protection and sustainable management as well as the expansion of this ecosystem is highly needed.

Today’s mangrove growing activity was also enjoined by the members of Barangay Council of Baroro, Bacnotan and members of Assosasyon ti Mangngalap Ken Mannalon iti Baroro Bacnotan La Union Incorporated.

The mangroves were also planted to recognize the recently held Queen of the Point surf competition honoring women longboarders from around the world (held last 16-20 Feb 2023 in San Juan, La Union), organized by Carla Zamora (owner and head instructor of The Surf Institute); the planting was co-sponsored by Fostering Education and Environment for Development, Inc. (#FEED) and supported by Tanggol Kalikasan thru DMMMSU Institute of Environmental Governance (IEG) and the University’s Environmental Management Unit.

Photos and report by FEED Ambassador Celso Jucutan. Thank you to all ecowarriors everywhere!

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.  More info here:

World Water Day

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water. Join the campaign and take action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. More details here:

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 or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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