HAPI TREES Year 2: Nationwide Tree Planting Project Empowering People to Unite with Nature

Posted by Hapi Editor | Posted on September 10, 2016

[av_textblock size=’10’ font_color=” color=”]
12323

For every tree planted is a life sustained.

Deforestation in the Philippines has undeniably caused serious damage in the last decade, ranging from worsening flashfloods to surprisingly drastic changes in temperature. In a recent Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) study, data revealed that the country has only 23 percent of its forests in 2010.

In a bid to address deforestation that may possibly add to threats of climate change, various non-governmental groups, green thumbs, and environmentalists, are now up in arms to help the country’s forests to flourish again. The government, in its initiative, launched its National Greening Program (NGP), which aims to cover 7.1 million hectares of land with trees by 2028. The newly-planted trees are expected to absorb 30 million tons of carbon per year.

DENR has the seeds, but only few helping hands. A nonprofit organization where environmental humanism is at work, the Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI), is happy to lend its own in planting trees.

On its second year, HAPI is inviting everyone to participate in HAPI TREES Year 2: Nationwide Tree Planting Project.

Slated this Sunday, September 11, beginning at 7 A.M., 21 chapters from all over the country will simultaneously carry out its goal to plant 63,000 indigenous trees, fruit-bearing trees, and mangroves. Around 3,000 volunteers hailing from provinces in the Regions III, IV-A, V, VI, VII, IX , XI, XVIII, NCR, and ARMM are expected to partake in the event. Mayors are also awaited to lead their chapters in tree-planting.

“The international community has already begun its mission to address climate change and it was fortified through the Paris agreement,” says Jennifer Gutierrez, executive director of HAPI. “In our own little way, we aspire to help in alleviating immediate effects of climate change in our country by building carbon tanks in the form of forests.”

Care to join? You may visit HAPI Facebook Page (https://web.facebook.com/hapi.green.environment) or you may contact HAPI’s Executive Director Jennifer Gutierrez through her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.c.gutierrez.9) for more details.

This is event is FREE for all the chapters except Manila. Donations are accepted.


Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) is a nonprofit community of progressive secular humanists from all over the world, united together with common goals for the greater good of humanity. HAPI is SEC-registered and has been functioning as a legal entity in the Philippines since January 2015 with SEC Registration No. 00379 and TIN 008-935-196. HAPI’s main office is located at Second Floor, 13-3 Washington St., Royale Cebu Estates, Casili, Consolacion, Cebu, Phil. 6001. Visit www.hapihumanist.org for inquiries.
[/av_textblock]

Other good reads...

HAPI Kids’ Savings banks: A new start

On Feb 23 2019, on a hot and humid day,  at 3:00 afternoon in 7-c Alabang, Muntinlupa city,  approximately one hundred children gathered and were excited for another  HAPI Kids Nutri Camp event, this time it is  a HAPI kids savings plan. Our objective is to save for the future, and teach some good manners […]

My Journey to Myself and to Humanism

Quezon City, Philippines October 15, 2019 How does one become a skeptic? Is it a wiring anomaly in the brain as an aftermath of probably being bumped while in the womb or having been physically extricated from it? Awareness of one’s own true self does not come easily for many. Most often, a curious nature […]

HAPI PWD Feeding: An Afternoon Delight

Good afternoon, fellow humanists! An Afternoon delight! ‘An afternoon delight’, this sounds like as catchy subheading, but this has nothing to do with the song by Starland Vocal Band, The Afternoon Delight. This afternoon delight actually refers to the fifth and sixth instalments of HAPI Cebu’s PWD feeding. We were not able to do any […]

Takeaways from the 2018 HAPI General Assembly

Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) is still on cloud nine since the success of its 2018 General Assembly in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. From the heart-warming interpretation by student-beneficiaries of Secular Humanist Advocacy Development and Education (SHADE) program and the colorful performance by Masskara Festival dancers to the benefit art exhibition by RebelBlood painters, there are […]

HAPI PRIDE 2019

June 26, 2019 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Why are we celebrating pride? A lot of people and even part of LGBTQ+ still don’t understand the reason why do we have the pride celebration. I hope in this simple and short information, these people will have further understanding about pride. This year marks the 50th anniversary […]

Celebrating humanism : My Roman Apostate Show in Manila

Celebrating humanism with my “Roman Apostate Show” in Manila. Of all social causes, education is the one I most wholeheartedly endorse. It is our top strategy and our best hope for the future. Every step we can facilitate out of ignorance is a step away from the pernicious obscurantism of the supernatural and religious thinking […]

HAPI Founder Featured

HAPI FOUNDER 2

HAPI Founder and Chairwoman Emeritus have been featured in In-Sight Journal, a publication operating independently for public interests. Marissa Torres Langseth, also known to almost everyone as Miss M, discussed effective strategies for advancement on humanism projects, HAPI’s demographics, women’s rights and how religion affects women, and more. HAPI Founder was interviewed by Scott Douglas […]

Scroll to Top