The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara extended its support to Bacolod Boys’ Home recently with a tree planting activity marking the launch of the club’s ‘Project Green’ program.
Club officers, members of the Rotaract clubs of Marapara and Granada, and volunteers planted mahogany and Talisay ‘shade’ tree seedlings around the grounds of the home’s compound in Granada, its press release said.
“Project Green is a long-term initiative designed to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting our environment,” Marapara Rotary president Rolando Corona said.
Trees are a key element of every community. They play a vital role by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife, the press release also said.
Helping the environment is a major area of focus of the club’s community outreach activities.
“Project Green” aims to strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and help foster harmony between communities and the environment, the press release added.
The RC Bacolod Marapara, Rotaract clubs of Marapara and Granada, Brgy. Captain Yolanda Noble, Medalla Integrated School faculty members, the RAM party, Bacolod Tugboat Services, Bredco, and USLS High School Batch ’87 also planted around 1,000 mangrove seedlings on the shore of Brgy. Pahanocoy in Bacolod recently.
The activity was aimed at reminding everyone how important it is to support environmental protection.
“Mangroves matter. They are a beautiful part of our natural environment and they provide an array of vital ecosystem benefits. This initiative is just the beginning of a series of environmental activities we are planning,” Corona said.*