The Future Science and Technology Leaders of the Philippines (FSTLP) organized a Tree Planting Ceremony with its theme ” Save The Planet, let’s make our school and our world a greener place” on May 6, 2022.
The event was held at the Cebu Technological University Daanbantayan Campus at the backyard ground to contribute to the ongoing destruction of our Mother Earth as a result of global warming and climate change.
This event is part of the community extension programs to participate actively in a tree planting activity.
Dr. Nikkithea L. Beduya, FSTLP adviser, headed the program along with the proactive officers assisted by some faculties and job orders.
The organization planted eight Mahogany seedlings and eight Jackfruit.
With the collaboration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Daanbantayan office, the FSTLP officers got the samplings for free. The group chose mahogany (Swietenia) because DENR’s preferred seedling species is mahogany. It is the most planted tree of the National Greening Program in 2010 and 2011.
The goal of the tree planting activity is to create public awareness about the need of planting and saving trees, convey our concern for the environment, and mitigate the negative consequences of climate change.
This tree planting program also serves as a teaching opportunity for Science and Technology student leaders to become more interested in environmental issues and natural resource protection.
Life forms would have been insufficient if there had been no green flora on the planet, particularly trees. Evergreens are vital to our survival because they provide us with enough oxygen in the air to breathe, without which our existence on the planet would be impossible.
Hence, People should strive to rescue trees not just for the sake of conserving them, but also to protect our own lives. Save the trees, save the mankind.-Nikkithea Beduya/ICPA Daanbantayan