UC studes plant 500 seedlings

November 23, 2014

TUBA, Benguet - At least 500 tree seedlings were planted by the National Service Training Program students of the University of the Cordilleras and their coordinators at the surroundings of the catch water basin of the Baguio Water District in Kabuyao, Sto. Tomas, Tuba, last weekend.

UC-NSTP Coordinator Danny Cong-o said the activity was initiated in partnership with Causa Nostra, a biodiversity group focused on environmental concerns, as part of their school's commitment in saving Mother Nature.

Cong-o said the students planted 500 pine, ipil and coffee tree seedlings provided by the Causa Nostra, which has already adopted a forest area in Kabuyao.

He said students and teachers committed to ensure the survival of the trees they have planted in the area. The NSTP classes every semester will also conduct tree tending and other activities in Kabuyao.

Through the tree planting activity, the NSTP students are brought closer to nature and learn to love and protect the diversity of the remaining natural ecosystem, such as that of Kabuyao.

Causa Nostra was formed with the aim to enjoin the public to view Baguio City from Kabuyao and volunteer to plant trees.

After three years since 2009, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Causa Nostra and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which paved the way for its adoption of a forest mountain side in Kabuyao.

Causa Nostra's aim is to save as much forest reserves as possible in collaboration with local government units, government organizations, and non-government organizations.

The group recently conducted another reforestation project in Kabuyao, a joint project with DENR and other NGOs.

The Causa Nostra believes a simple act of tree planting will help preserve environment, sustain water supply and save energy. "Let us all save our remaining forests by preserving the trees and planting some more. This is one important gift, which we can give for the next generations to come."

Article by Redjie Melvic Cawis / PIA of Baguio Midland Courier issued November 23, 2014.

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