UTROS Tree planting activity at LPPCHEA
by UTROS in Philippines
August 31, 2019
To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world – Russell Page
The arising of industrialization and development is unstoppable. Development is good in every country’s economy but also destroying Mother Earth. Development that causes environmental problems such as global warming, climate change, acid rain, air pollution, urban sprawl, waste disposal, water pollution and many more.
UTROS in Philippines conducted a tree planting activity last August 31, 2019 at Las Pinas – Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA). The Las Pinas – Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, also known as the Las PInas – Paranaque Wetland Park is a protected area at the coasts of the cities of Las Pinas and Paranaque in Metro Manila. LPPCHEA is a nature reserve of mangroves, ponds, lagoons, mudflats, salt marshes and mixes beach forest. LPPCHEA play a critical role where important restricted range and congregatory bird species from China, Japan and Siberia are found.
This activity aims to raise awareness the importance of planting and savings trees in our society; express our concern to the environment and lessen the bad effects of climate change; Improve the urban environment through planting trees; Facilitate collaboration with community groups and individuals to find solutions to urban environemental challenges trees.
The activity was attended by thirty seven (37) people from different groups and individuals including the Elizabeth Seton School from Las Pinas, UTROS members, students and other individual who came out of their busy schedules. A total of 50 seedlings of lansones, atis and guyabano were planted at LPPCHEA, freedom island.