Sunday, October 10, 2010

Runners plant trees on Oct 16

Runners plant trees on Oct 16
The Freeman Community
October 10, 2010

Runners in the recent Aboitiz Race to Reduce Challenge: A Race to the Next Gen will have the chance to take their commitment to help save the environment a step further during the Aboitiz Group treeplanting on Oct. 16. Aboitiz Equity Ventures  is the organizer of the event.

All 2,500 runners who took part in the race held last August 22 are invited to join the treeplanting where they will each be given seedlings to plant. A total of 14,000 seedlings will be planted on 8.5 hectares of land at the VECO Reforestation Park in Sitio Sayaw, Barangay Tabunan in Cebu City. The area is part of the more than 90,000 hectare Central Cebu Protected Landscape, which is the major source of water for Metro Cebu.

The planting of seedlings by the Aboitiz Race runners is part of the Aboitiz Group's efforts to not just promote a healthy lifestyle but also solidify its commitment to a healthy home for the next generation.

Runners who are interested to join the tree planting may contact Elena Carnacer at 411-1757 for the transportation arrangements.

The Aboitiz Group held its first simultaneous Group-wide tree planting nationwide on Oct. 10. It was organized after Aboitiz Power Corp. did a pioneering carbon emission inventory that showed that there is a need to plant one million trees over time to eoffser carbon emissions.