Mother Earth just got healthier as twenty four eager volunteers led by AnimoSibil’s president, Jason Ongpeng, journeyed to Barangay Talisay, Calatagan, Batangas, aiming to plant as many mangroves propagules as they could.
AnimoSibil, a De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) – College of Engineering subchapter, donated fifteen thousand pesos to the Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE) and played its role in the Green for Life: One Million Trees and Beyond project last September 6, 2008 by successfully planting 2,000 out of the total of 10,000 propagules planted on that day.
In addition to AnimoSibil, other De La Salle Institutions (De La Salle – Lipa, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, De La Salle – Health & Sciences Inc., De La Salle – Zobel, and La Salle Green Hills) were present in creating a feat of working as One La Salle towards one million… and beyond.
The project was in cooperation with the Samahan ng mga Mangingisda ng Calatagan (SAMACA) and the DENR. The successful event was led by LSGH headed by Ver Antiqueno. Ms. Christy Arciaga and Bernard Lunar of DLS-LIPA coordinated with the SAMACA and DENR to make the mangrove planting possible.