Elderlies committed to protect the environment thru tree planting

BAGUIO CITY – To help ensure that the younger generation will still have green environment to inherit, members of the Blessed Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Foundation, Inc. recently planted more than100 pine tree seedlings at Camp 8 Watershed and 200 fruit bearing trees in their respective backyards.

Federico Balanag, BARP President, said the tree-planting activity called “Green Life” is one way of showing their love for the environment and responsibility to protect it so that the future generations will have refreshing shade and green surroundings.

“We are committed to continue our program for our environment,” Balanag stressed saying “we help enhance the country’s forest stock to absorb carbon dioxide which is largely blamed for global warming.”

This is also their contribution to the National Greening Program which aims to promote environmental stability , biodiversity conservation, enhance climate change mitigation and reduce poverty by providing alternative livelihood activities.

The group has been planting trees for the past several years and the last time they went around to inspect, the fruit trees like guava, avocado and lemon have bear fruits already./JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR


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