APRI grows 2,100 seedlings in its host communities
August 03, 2016
HELPING HANDS APRI employees gear up last July 16 to help build a better world by growing 2, 100 seedlings, which in turn, will enhance the community livelihood of Sitio Bungahan in Brgy. Limao, Calauan, Laguna.
CALAUAN, LAGUNA - 2,100 seedlings were planted by 75 volunteers from AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) during the Aboitiz Annual Groupwide Simultaneous Tree-Planting (STP) Activity last July 16 at Sitio Bungahan in Brgy. Limao, Calauan, Laguna.APRI volunteers, together with other Aboitiz companies, planted fruit-bearing trees such as durian, calamansi, guyabano, atis, and pomelo to help improve the livelihood in Sitio Bungahan, one of the host communities of its geothermal facilities in Makiling-Banahaw (MakBan).Tree planting is one of AboitizPower’s contributions to reforestation and a healthy ecosystem while shrinking its overall carbon footprint. It forms part of the Aboitiz Group’s commitment to grow nine million trees by 2020 in support of the National Greening Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).“Supporting the group-wide simultaneous tree planting activity is an APRI’s commitment to fight climate change and create a better world for future generations,” APRI President and COO Lino Bernardo said. “We really thank the whole Aboitiz Group because the seedlings that were planted will truly help the entire community. We, in Sitio Bungahan, will take care of the trees you donated to us,” said landowner Sancho Pitogo.In addition to tree planting, APRI is also active in the watershed management in MakBan premises, which helps maintain a sustainable environment. Last June 25, APRI conducted the Simultaneous Orchestrated River Clean-up in Tigas River. It also has regular hauling of hazardous wastes.APRI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, commits in doing its part in taking care of the planet while building A Better Future for its host communities and to future generations.