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Globe joins DENR's Bike.Hike.Plant 2017

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 27 Aug 2017, 2:53pm

Globe joins DENR's Bike.Hike.Plant 2017

Globe Telecom has joined forces with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in showcasing the beauty of Philippine forests and in encouraging the public to take part in the agency’s efforts for responsible tourism and proactive reforestation.

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Over 1,000 volunteers, including several Globe employees, participated in the Bike.Hike.Plant 2017, DENR’s tree-planting event, which features a 30-kilometer bike and trek activity route that spans from the DENR Region 3 Office in Government Center, Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga up to Mt. Arayat National Park.

During the event, participants biked around the city and hiked up to the chosen area to plant seedlings of various indigenous and agroforestry tree species. The initiative was made possible by the Forest Management Bureau to celebrate Arbor Day and the 154th anniversary of the Philippine Forestry Service.

It was also during the Bike.Hike.Plant 2017 when the telecommunications company provided Libreng Charging stations to serve everyone who took part of the celebration.

“Environmental sustainability is one of the immediate responsibilities of Globe especially in the face of global warming.  Thus, aside from reducing and managing the impact of the company’s business operations on the planet, Globe also invests on environmental protection and partners with various organizations, particularly on reforestation programs to reduce our ecological footprint and mitigate the drastic effects of climate change,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications.

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Globe Telecom has been actively participating in the efforts of DENR for a better environment around the Philippines. Prior to joining Bike.Hike.Plant 2017, Globe volunteers supported the agency’s activities held during the Earth Month such as the coastal clean-up in Las Pinas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), the mangrove tree planting activity in Calatagan, Batangas, and watershed ecosystem awareness in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

In 2016, the telecommunications service provider has invested PhP 2.371 million on total environmental protection programs, including reforestation programs, solid waste management, and hazardous waste disposal and treatment. Globe also donated PhP 1.4 million as an initial grant for 13,500 seedlings to nonprofit organization Hineleban Foundation which advocates environmental conservation and livelihood development.