The CPG employee-volunteers of the CPG-RSPo Foundation geared up last October 29, 2011 to experience Mother Nature at the La Mesa Watershed, Dela Costa Homes II, Quirino Highway, Caloocan City. Twenty-seven volunteers got the chance to learn about the environment through the ABS-CBN Foundation Bantay Kalikasan “Protect a Hectare Project”.
It was truly an activity-filled day as volunteers listened to a free environmental lecture discussing the watershed as a source of water for 12 Million people in Metro Manila, the different kinds of pollution, the little things we can do for the environment, and many other useful information. Volunteers were then asked to fill up pots with soil for transplanting of seedlings and were also able to witness a vermicomposting demonstration. After which, volunteers trekked for about an hour around the watershed to learn the different names & uses of the trees & plants in the area.
With these activities, it was amazing that some volunteers still had the energy to go to the La Mesa Ecopark to experience other featured recreational activities. No doubt that the volunteers really enjoyed this educational-environmental experience – that only means being a good steward of the environment can be fun.
Bantay Kalikasan is the environmental arm of the ABS-CBN Foundation that was launched to serve as a catalyst in addressing the concern over the worsening state of the Philippine environment. It focuses to level up and implement strategic environmental projects to raise public consciousness on environmental issues and concerns, to provide a venue for publicizing and addressing these issues and the like, and to urge the effective enforcement of relevant environmental policies and laws.
To further support this advocacy, CPG-RSPo Foundation partnered with Bantay Kalikasan through availing the Protect a Hectare Package, which aims to protect the forest from illegal logging, poaching, and other activities. With this, the Foundation is able to sponsor the care and maintenance of existing forests for one year.
We invite you to future socio-civic activities of the CPG-RSPo Foundation. As our Founder Mr. Ricardo S. Po, Sr. once said, “If a poor boy like myself can make a difference, I am sure that many of our young men and women can eventually make an even bigger difference in our community.”