News & Features
Oct 16, 2023
InLife Sierra Madre Greening Project
The Insular Foundation has partnered with the local government of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) for a sustainable environment project. The “InLife Sierra Madre Greening Project: Protecting the Environment and Lives Using Bamboo Thru Community Work and Cooperation" is a three-year project that will establish a bamboo nursery and plantation, with the objective of growing around 1,430 bamboos in 5 hectares of degraded land in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The partnership was formalized by Mayor Isidro T. (fourth from right), Insular Foundation Executive Director Ana Maria Soriano (third from right), and Philippine Bamboo Foundation President Edgardo C. Manda (fourth from left). in photo are (from left): Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Head Raul Coros, Municipal Tourism Head Annaliza Eugenio, PBF’s Executive Administrator and Training Officer Mike Gomez, Insular Foundation Program Manager Teresita Melad and Insular Foundation Program Specialist Lady Janelle Monsanto.
“This is the second time we are running a three-year bamboo reforestation project in partnership with LGUs and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation. For this new reforestation project, our vision is to make the 5-hectare of degraded land developed into a bamboo tourism site for the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. We are happy to do this for our people and planet,” Soriano said.