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UNTV Launches Tree-Planting Project for Greener Planet

Add-a-Tree Project by UNTV

Climate change is now severely being felt all around the globe. Its effects are massive and the environment is at stake.

It is for this reason that UNTV has planned to launch a worldwide tree planting project on October 10, 2010. This is part of UNTV’s Isang Araw Para sa Kalikasan campaign and shall be participated in by its regional news bureaus not only here in the Philippines, but around the world, as well.

Initially, UNTV met with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to start the gathering of necessary information and materials that will support this endeavor.

The partnership between the station and the natural resources department marked the said event as formal and legal and takes effect for 3 years.

Areas to be covered in the tree-planting activities were identified through UNTV’s close coordination with all the regional field offices of the DENR.

This campaign expects around 50,000 seedlings to be planted along the identified critical watersheds nationwide. Volunteer groups or individuals will be mobilized to participate in the tree planting activities for the specific tree planting sites.

As this is a global campaign, UNTV news bureaus in other countries shall also conduct their own tree-planting activities simultaneously with the activities here at home.

We believe that thru this simple act, UNTV will be able to contribute and encourage people to care for the environment and make a difference, even for just one day.

And even though the tree planting itself will only happen for just one day, UNTV will not leave it at that. The planted trees will be nurtured and taken care of for at least three years or until its roots are strong enough to sustain life by itself.

The project, as mutually agreed upon by UNTV and DENR may be extended or renewed for another 3 years or until the areas covered have attained the desired number or volume of trees enough for the watersheds to reacquire life and get rejuvenated.

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BREAD Society Salutes the Isang Araw Lang Campaign, Cleans Up Hazardous Wastes

To help clean the environment, the Bible Readers (BREAD) Society  took Kuya Daniel Razon’s cue by cleaning up hazardous wastes in Little Baguio, San Juan in response to the Isang Araw Lang campaign.

The clean-up drive initiated this month focused on cleaning different broken light bulbs and fluorescent lights that contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin. Aside from these, the group also collected broken Christmas lights.

The enthusiastic youth of the BREAD society went house-to-house to collect the aforesaid materials and at the same time, spread public awareness regarding the ill-effects of broken lighting. Little Baguio  Barangay Captain Allen Silvano shared his appreciation for this endeavor under the Isang Araw Lang advocacy.

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PBA joins the cause – Isang Araw Lang Benefit Basketball Games

All eyes and ears are on Mr. Public Service as he addresses the excited crown in PBA's Benefit Game for the Isang Araw Lang campaign.

All eyes and ears are on Mr. Public Service as he addresses the excited crowd at the PBA Benefit Game for the Isang Araw Lang campaign.

Coca-Cola Aces coach Kenneth Duremdes supports the noble cause.

Coca-Cola Tigers coach Kenneth Duremdes supports the noble cause.

PBA stars strike the signature Isang Araw Lang pose in support of the campaign.

PBA stars strike the signature Isang Araw Lang pose in support of the campaign.

On September 25, 2009, popular basketball teams Alaska Aces and Coca-Cola Tigers were cheered on not just because they blazed their signature moves on the court. Loud applause and hoots were given them for supporting Kuya Daniel’s noble Isang Araw Lang campaign.

To further help finance the free college project under Kamanggagawa Foundation’s  wing, Kuya Daniel Razon organized a special basketball game with the Philippine Basketball Association. “Thanks to the PBA that they have now embarked in public service,” remarks the public servant in his privilege speech before the exciting game began.

The game ended with a bang as the aces won with 100-97,  who strategically called for time-outs and managed a three-point shot breaking the tie.

Just when people think the reasons to go nuts about basketball have all been said and done, the Isang Araw Lang campaign comes along; a selfless movement that aims to help the needy and underprivileged and gave people one more reason to “love the game.”

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