KORONADAL CITY, SOUTH COTABATO – More than 4,000 tree seedlings were planted across the Soccksargen Region on Friday, April 22, during a simultaneous tree-growing activity organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 in celebration of the Earth Day 2022.
DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer said that the planet earth is facing a lot of threats like climate change and various environmental destructions, and one way to combat these is to plant more trees.
“We can all be part of the solution in addressing these threats and issues. We need to put an end to environmentally harmful activities and start joining the government programs in saving our only home, the planet earth,” he said.
According to the reports of DENR-12 field offices, 1,600 various species of tree seedlings were planted in the National Greening Program (NGP) sites of Sarangani Province, 900 in North Cotabato, 892 in South Cotabato, and 700 in Sultan Kudarat Province. Aside from tree growing activities, information, education, and communication (IEC) campaigns were also conducted by the field offices.
The celebration of this year’s Earth Day carries the theme “Invest in Our Planet.”
It is annually celebrated every 22nd of April as a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. | With reports and photos from DENR-12 designated IOs