Zambo to join ‘Treevolution’ September 26 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:40

Zamboanga City will join on Friday, September 26, the Mindanao-wide campaign “Treevolution Greening MindaNOW”, a massive tree planting activity with the aim of breaking India’s World Record for most trees planted simultaneously in multiple locations in just one hour.

Organized by the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) in Zamboanga City, the activity will have the Talo-talon mangrove area, the designated national greening program (NGP) site for the city, as the center of activities.

The activity will be from 8:30-9:30am with 500 planters coming from the academe, national government agencies, civic groups and permittees of sand and gravel. The planting site stretches through the 5-hectare mangrove area which will be planted with 12,500 propagules.

Mindanao-wide, the target is to reach 4.6 million trees to be planted all over the six regions with the aim of breaking India’s world record of 1.94 million.

A team from the Guinness World Records will be in the city to document and to validate the entry.

Witnesses to the activity will be Atty. Eduardo Sanson, Dean of the WMSU College of Law and Edwin Caliolio, president of Southern City Colleges, Inc. The stewards and record validators are teachers from Ateneo de Zamboanga, SSCI and Don Pablo Memorial High School.

The Treevolution Greening MindaNOW initiative supports the national greening program of the national government that targets 1.5 million hectares reforested by 2016.  — Sheila Covarrubias