BALANGA CITY — Provincial Government of Bataan launched Monday a project that challenges residents to plant and grow one million trees.
“1Million Trees for 1Bataan aims to encourage Bataeños to plant more trees and help the province in empowering environmental responsiveness,” Governor Albert Raymond Garcia said. It is being implemented in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Sangguniang Kabataan.
“In line with our vision to attain sustainable economic growth, this project would contribute to the environment because the tress that we would plant will greatly help lessen pollutants,” Garcia stressed.
Aside from the tree-planting activity, residents are also encouraged to submit a geo-tagged photo documentation for a chance to win various prizes.
For her part, DENR Bataan Division Chief Mila Ramirez lauded government officials and community leaders for their efforts to enhance and preserve the environment.
“With the help of our leaders, let us all work together to protect the environment by fully supporting this kind of projects,” Ramirez said.
Bataeños who want to join may visit www.bataan.gov.ph/1M41B for the planting guidelines and mechanics. (PIA 3)