9th Outdoor for a Cause in the Philippines (Community Service & Tree Growing)

Having 200 participants, IAYSP-Misamis Occidental has joined the City Environmental and Natural Resources (CENRO)-Oroquieta and SAVE Society as their official partner in the 9th Outdoor for a Cause Community Service and Tree Growing last April 1 to 4, 2021. It took part in Sitio Konowanan- Siatog Peak, Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park Oroquieta City.

YSP donated 54 kilos of rice, enough to assist 34 families as part of their community service. An effort to support people living in the area who don’t have any access to other resources. The CENRO had also revisited the area checking and caring for the trees they had planted years before.

Planting more trees around the world helps to preserve healthier soils and humidity levels in the air. It all starts with trees controlling the water cycle. Trees capture air and return it to the atmosphere by transpiration, actively filtering and maintaining humidity levels wherever they are. Trees that are freshly planted but can not last if they are not given constant care, and that is why they conducted tree growing after tree planting. That is why they revisit the tree planting site to ensure that it gets the attention it requires to mature.

This initiative is linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 13, climate action and number 17, partnership and goals.