GEOTHERMAL leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), in collaboration with other partners, has set a two-day trek and planting activity in Negros Oriental this weekend in celebration of Earth Day this year.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22. Various events are held to show support for environmental protection.
The Earth Day climb to Cuernos de Negros, also known as Mt. Talinis, will reel off Saturday and end Sunday with two pre-arranged entry and exit routes, either in Dauin or Valencia.
Dubbed the “Angat Ta, Tanom Pa G!”, the activity is a joint effort of EDC, the provincial government of Negros Oriental, the municipalities of Dauin and Valencia, and the “10M in 10” Project.
“EDC is spearheading this trek in partnership with various government and non-government groups to raise awareness of the state of our environment and the importance of collaborative effort to preserve and rejuvenated our remaining forest in Negros Island,” Frances Ariola, EDC Corporate Communications specialist, said on Wednesday.
“Along with our partners, we will be planting endemic tree species as has been our advocacy with our various environmental programs like Binhi and 10M in 10,” she said.
Ariola said they hope this activity would generate interests not only among environmentalists and mountain climbers, but also among the people of Negros who continue to put emphasis on the preservation of the earth “that is under threat from a lot of sources, most often brought about by humans themselves.” (PNA)