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‘Trees for Life’ to plant 20 million seedlings by Dec.

July 19, 2007 - Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines -- In just an hour, at least 10,000 trees were planted Wednesday in denuded areas in a watershed in Norzagaray town in Bulacan province, simultaneous with tree-planting activities in key areas in the country.

Tree for Life project launched on World Environment Day

June 5, 2007 - Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines -- To mark World Environment Day, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Green Army Foundation Inc. on Tuesday launched, "Tree for Life: 20 Million Seedlings for Planting."

The program aims to surpass the accomplishments of last year's Green Philippines Highway project by planting some 20 million tree seedlings all over the country between July and November. Read More >>

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.

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