Local hydropower firm, Hedcor instills sustainability mindset for Bagobo-Tagabawa children

November 17, 2015

“From small beginnings come great things,” a proverb that encapsulates Hedcor’s intention of setting up Eco-Market Days.

The quarterly activity aims to lessen garbage that might otherwise pollute the streams and rivers within its host communities. The Eco-Market Day also helps raise local awareness of global environmental issues.

Just recently, Hedcor invited students of Tudaya Elementary School and communities in Sta.

 Cruz, Davao del Sur to participate in the activity. The community lined up to sell their household wastes to the Hedcor volunteer-employee. They brought recyclable materials such as scrap metals, glass bottles, and a variety of plastic products. The recyclable materials generated income for the participating students who will use their earnings to augment their school allowance.

At the end of the activity, at least 318 kilos of recyclable materials were collected then sold to neighborhood junk shops in order to stimulate the local recycling micro-economy.

Through programs like this, Hedcor helps local communities better appreciate simple environmental initiatives that go a long way in instilling a sustainability mindset for the younger generation.

Hedcor vice president Rolando Pacquiao said, “The youth are our future. Ensuring that they grow up as responsible stewards for their local environment is essential for a sustainable future,” believing that local action is the key to global change.

Hedcor, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower owning and operating 22 run-of-river hydropower plants in Davao, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur with a total capacity of 185 MWs. Thus, Hedcor is on track of its construction progress for the 68.

8-MW Manolo Fortich Hydro Project in the Province of Bukidnon that will efficiently generate an estimated 360 GWh of renewable energy by 2017.