In the Philippines, every student will have to plant 10 trees before graduation
The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill to address deforestation. According to it, each pupil or student, if he or she wants to graduate from school or university, will have to plant at least 10 trees.
In the 1990s–2005 The Philippines has lost more than 30 percent of. forestow. Illegal logging has been in the past and is still partly a huge problem for the country. Therefore, Philippine House of Representativesow have presented a surprising new wayob of dealing with this problem. According to the draft, the new law requires each pupil and student to plant 10 trees each before graduation.
The Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act (House Bill 8728) was initiated by dwoch policiesow: Gary'Alejano and Strike Revilla. The bill was passed by the House of Representativesoin after the third reading. Now awaiting Senate approval.
– With more than 12 million studentsoin graduating from elementary school, nearly 5 million graduating from high school and nearly po³ million studentoin graduating each year, this initiative, if implemented correctly, will provide at least 175 millionoin new trees planted each year – stated Alejano. – The initiative will see billions of trees planted over a generation – added.
Thanks to government initiatives and a tougher crackdown on widespread illegal logging, the Philippines has seen a steady but small increase in forested areas since 2015ow. According to UN data, 221,763 hectares were planted in the Philippines in 2012oin the forestow.
The new law requires all studentsoin the glassoł basic, high schoolow and szkoł higher planting of at least 10 trees before the completion of the studyow. It is not clear whether this means that students whoowho have already completed elementary, high school and college, will plant a total of 30 trees during their education, or only 10 for the entire period of study.
The initiative is to be supported by several ministries and institutions. Government agencies are to handle the creation of szkoforestry land, producing seedlings and preparing the land for future forests. Trees will be planted wherever possible. From areaoin deforestation after cities. Military sites and brownfields are to be included in the afforestation. The law stipulates that native tree species are to be planted and will be adapted to the location, climate and topography of the areaoin whichorich are to be planted.
While this initiative may prove to be the key to the gradual restoration of the forestoin this country, it should be noted that government regulations in industries thatore they benefit from pollution or deforestation, they are one of the best ways tooin dealing with such problems.
This baffling plan by the Philippine government may elicit laughter, but it’s a good time to look at your own suborko. Deforestation on a global scale is a huge problem. Planting trees in large numbers should be considered by all countries.
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