UNO-R Implements Urban Greening

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos Community Development Office (UCDO) in cooperation with the Energy Development Corporation will formally implement the Urban Greening project through a tree planting activity at the Museum of Heritage trees in the university campus on May 23, 2012 at 3 PM. This is in line with the culminating activities of the UNO-R@50 celebrations.

Urban Greening is a city-oriented reforestation movement that would mobilize members of a community to plant native Philippine trees on campus. The main purpose of which is to reduce the effects of climate change to our existence. In this case, UNO-R is now starting the project where it mobilizes the members of the UNO-R community.

Under Urban Greening, “Grow-A-Heritage Tree” program in partnership with the Energy Development Corporation’s Binhi Program “Trees for the Future” is one of the strategies that UNO-R Urban Greening Program has adopted. On –going environmental education, trainings and conferences are also conducted on- and off-campus conducted by student volunteers.

Gracing the affair today are Rep. Cynthia Villar; DENR Asec. Marlo Mendoza; and other national and local officials. Coordinating the whole affair is the UNO-R UCDO office with its supervisor, Mrs. Mely Flores.

This makes UNO-Recoletos as the first Museum of Heritage Trees in Negros Occidental.