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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. 

Go Green and Prosper

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 editor@bworld.com.ph)

DENR to plant 20 million trees

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 : Philippine Star

In commemoration of World Environment Day yesterday, government and different civil society organizations launched an ambitious program to plant 20 million seedlings in five months.

DENR launches program to plant 20 million trees

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 : Manila Bulletin Online

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Reyes has launched a program to plant 20 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s forest cover that had been wiped out by about 13 million hectares since 1900. Read more >>

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