2007 Trees for Life

Philippine News: Trees for Life target 20 million trees

June 6, 2007 - Etravel Pilipinas

Proponents of Trees for Life project aims to plant 20 million trees by November of this year. This was revealed during its launching program yesterday. A joint project with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Green Army Foundation Inc., their goal is to recover and preserve some of our country's forest which has significantly lessened through the years. Read more >>

Descendants, environmentalists mark Rizal birth anniversary

June 20, 2007 06:44am : Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines -- Under a slight drizzle, amid the green of Rizal Park, Jose Rizal’s descendants and environmentalists Tuesday marked his 146th birth anniversary with a reminder to all: Protect the environment and respect history.

At the Orchidarium, an enclave at the park dotted with trees and lush greenery, they recalled a little known aspect of Rizal’s life -- he was an environmentalist.

Jose Rizal honored today as environmentalist

June 19, 2007 03:57:00 : Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – On his 146th birth anniversary today, national hero Dr. Jose Rizal will be honored as an environmentalist by a multisectoral coalition, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Green Army, Mother Earth Philippines/Artists for the Environment, and the Archdiocese of Manila.

A Cause That Unites

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. 

Thematic Planting by Ecosystem

Watershed:

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.

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