A student from Caridad Ibaba Elementary School successfully plants a seedling during the tree growing activity last March 15
Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) collaborated with Caridad Ibaba Elementary School, Atimonan Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), and the Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) in a tree growing activity last March 15 in Atimonan, Quezon.
Seventy participants composed of students, teachers and volunteers from Caridad Ibaba Elementary School, Bureau of Fire Protection, MENRO, QPL, and A1E planted 200 bignay and nato tree seedlings in a designated area within the Quezon Protected Landscape in Barangay Malinao Ilaya.
“Tree growing is a good learning experience for the students and teaches them to be involved in environmental activities and the conservation of our natural resources,” said Ramil Gutierrez, Protected Area Superintendent (PASu).
Prior to the tree growing activity, Gutierrez demonstrated the proper way of holding and planting the seedlings to the participants.
“The tree growing activity displays the youth’s concern in protecting the environment and become environmentally aware,” Filipina Santander, one of the teachers from the elementary school said.
MENRO and PAMO will regularly visit the protected forest area to water the recently planted tree seedlings in order for them to survive and grow.
Last November, A1E also participated in a tree growing activity in Barangay Sta. Catalina, involving about 600 seedlings of various forest trees.
These environment activities fall under A1E’s Kalinga sa Kalikasan campaign – one of its major corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that focus on environmental stewardship. Other activities include coastal clean-up drives and solid waste management workshops that are carried out to promote environmental stewardship and to have a cleaner and greener environment.