Giving hope by means of tree planting is a guarantee of good life and clean air for the next generation. Caring for our environment is another way of giving extended life especially to people suffering from health diseases like asthma, bronchi pneumonia, cancer of the lungs, etc. Being asthmatic, I am now more concern on protecting our environment especially on air causing pollutants. That’s why I am appealing to our agriculture sector to think of ways on how they can properly dispose the rice husk and straw without doing the traditional way of burning and turning it into dust. They must think of other alternative ways or other potential on how it turn into a fertilizer, ethanol or think of other useful things for its usage. Burning it will cause so many hazards on our environment particularly on the air we breathe. We need to adopt the present trend of technology without sacrificing the protection of our environment. The toxic from the air we breathe today are contributing factor to our health and cause hazardous effect.
The activity is initiated by the National Greening Program (NGP) in support by the City Government. It is embodied in Executive Order No. 26 signed on February 24, 2011, is a priority endeavor to bring back the lost forest cover of the country. There are about eight million hectares of denuded areas nationwide. The goals are to plant billions of trees. By planting trees, the government hopes to mitigate the effects of climate change, protect biodiversity, stop erosion, restore watersheds, and ensure food security. Degraded land will become productive and provide additional income for rural families.