Through its partners, Globe strengthens its efforts in environmental protection.
Last 2010 they launched an annual biking event which, Globe employees, together with other eco warriors ride around the trails of Cordillera to raise funds for the program which they call Roots and Shoots. As part of its community involvement, Globe has partnered with Cordillera Conservation Trust (CCT). Their goal in the Roots and Shoots is to put up seedling nurseries in public elementary schools across Benguet.
“The Roots and Shoots Nursery Program is a sustainable approach to forest-building because not only do we involve the beneficiary communities, but we also transform them to become stewards of the environment.”
JP Alipio, Executive Director of CCT
The Roots and Shoots program is not only for establishing seedling nurseries but also to strengthen the environmental education and awareness for children in public elementary schools. This is also a way in providing livelihood both for the school and the community.
Globe and the Philippines Sea
Another of Globe’s advocate is also to save the shores of the Philippines. In this goal, Globe has partnered with Save Philippine Seas . They are aiming to save and protect the Tresher Sharks which are already endangered species.
Their thrust is to encourage citizens to be an advocate of nature and provide hope in saving the environment through ICT. (Related Article Globe and PCCED: Transforming the youth into active citizen through ICT).
“We are really passionate about protecting the sea, the thresher shark, and empowering locals and other environmental advocates to join our cause. Educating and working with the communities, the local government, and other stakeholders about the need to protect our ocean is the first step in appreciating and protecting our marine ecosystem.”
Says Anna Oposa, co-founder of Save Philippine Seas
Globe will continue to fight for the environment and along with this is also educating the Filipinos on how they can also be part in this endeavor. It is every Filipino’s responsibility to take care of its surrounding and Globe is willing to educate them on how they can do it and become better and active citizens.