Green hearts and gentle hands joined in planting native Granada fruit trees in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City on Wednesday, July 7.
The said activity was organized by the Barangay Granada Council and Children Optimization for the Revitalization of Environment (CORE) in collaboration with the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and Sowing Legacy Movement, Inc.
The activity was a response to climate change mitigation which greatly affects the lives of every Filipino and to promote green spaces and urban parks.
Elmeer Meeynard Calimpos, founder and executive director of CORE, said it’s high time to encourage young people in Bacolod City to engage in youth-led climate action such tree growing initiatives as a natural climate solution.
Allen Jake Talimodao, a public school teacher, likewise reiterated that helping mother nature is securing the future of unborn children and the best time to do it is now.
Barangay Captain Alfredo Talimodao Jr. also affirmed that the youth must serve as models to the older generations and their fellow youth in restoring the environment. Indeed, working together is the best way in helping the environment.
CORE will continue to promote tree-growing initiatives by collaborating with barangays and other local government units. (PR)