By: René B. Azurin
(This column appeared in Business World on Thursday, June 14, 2007. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE CAUSE DESCRIBED, PLEASE VOLUNTEER NOW AND FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.)
Ten thousand stumps, all that remained of felled trees, had been set up to make the front lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines look like a tree graveyard. The message of artist Junyee could not have been clearer: no leaf, no life. Then, on June 5 last week, World Environment Day, artist and art patroness Odette Alcantara of the Green Army Foundation placed newly-grown seedlings beside the dead tree stumps and organized a ritual babang luksa dance in this “graveyard”. Her message too could not have been clearer: new leaf, new life.
by: Rene B. Azurin
(This column appeared in Business World, top of page 5, on Thursday, April 19, 2007. You may address reactions to it directly to the BW editor at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The PTFCC Presentation by Sec. Angelo Reyes (22 Oct 2007) is now available for download here.
Watershed is an area of land on a slope which drains its water into a creek, stream, marsh, river, lake or groundwater. It is also defined as an area of land that drains water, sediment, and dissolved materials to a common outlet point. For this reason, the watershed is also known as a catchment area or drainage basin.
Live beyond your lifetime.
Plant a tree.
Tree Adoption ceremonies will be held at the La Mesa Dam Eco Park on July 18, beginning at 8:30 in the morning. During this time, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Secretary Angelo Reyes of the DENR will accept the commitments of various groups and individuals who have signified their desire to plant and nurture tree seedlings in designated areas throughout the country. ‘Adoption Papers’ for the required number of ‘baby trees’ will be given to these adopting ‘tree parents’ by the President. The ‘baby trees’ will be drawn from the nurseries of the DENR and other cooperating organizations.