It's been a while since Al Gore's visit to Manila and even if I have stopped asking for plastic bags from grocery store, even if I asked my girls to sleep in my room to conserve energy and even if I have been collecting all the fit n right plastic bottles to be made into something useful, I still feel that I should do more.
So, thankfully, I met Zarah and with our collaboration, I was given the opportunity to gather 100 people to plant 1000 trees in a 4,000 sq/m lot in Mt. Makiling. That's 10 trees each volunteer which isn't really much compared to the waste that each person produces in a year.
On July 24, 2010, 6 am - 2 pm, there will be a bus to take us to Mt. Makiling, have a snack along the way, plant 5 trees, packed lunch will be served, then plant the other 5 trees and head home to a somewhat greener Earth.
There will be 3-4 people who will be assigned to maintain and make sure that the trees we plant will grow and make it thru whatever weather comes our way for 3 whole years. This service is already included in the small fee of P750.00/person.
Here's a little bit more information about this project.
Tree Planting and Nurturing in the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve (MFR)
in cooperation with Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems.
Generally, this project aims to reforest an open area in MFR
Specifically, it aims to:
1) Plant 1,000 indigenous seedlings in Year 2010;
2) Serve as a show window/demonstration area of a successful tree planting project;
3) Contribute in climate change mitigation; and
4) Improve the ecological balance and environmental condition of the area.
I do hope that you can help me make our air cleaner, because after all it is OUR planet.