A pledge to our environment

Eden V Fuster

Aspen Philippines joined forces with FEED’s (Fostering Education & Environmental Development) corporate social responsibility (CSR) Patrons Programme in collaboration with the University of the Philippines, Los Bañosand the South African Embassy representing a voice for environmental action –“Connecting People with Nature” and in celebration of Mandela Day.

The Aspen team actively participated in a series of projects and pledged to plant 1500 trees to foster environmental sustainability.

On 17 July Aspen took action on climate change in partnership with FEED’s CSR Patrons Programme, as part of the “Living Legacy: Plant a Tree, FEED the Future” initiative in collaboration with the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), and North Luzon Expressway. Activities included planting indigenous Philippine tree species, as well as a three-year maintenance programme and targeting carbon capture at the North Luzon Expressway in Bulacan.

Later that month the Aspen team took a big leap in preserving our wildlife and improving our carbon footprint by planting 100 trees in the name of Nelson Mandela at the UPLB Laguna-Quezon Land Grant site, in Siniloan, Laguna-Quezon province.

On Mandela Day Aspen joined the South African Embassy, a group of San Idelfonso church leaders and children volunteers from the local community in Makati City to make a stand to drive change and promote their “Cleanliness and Green Act Drive” through the Urban Vegetable and Herb Gardening and Ecological Solid Waste Management educational campaign.

Concurrently the sales team exhibited inspiring 67 minute demonstrations of Acts of Random Kindness (ARK). More than 40 sales force members collectively connected with nature and exhibited simple acts by educating others, helping to prevent pollution, advocating recycling, emphasizing that cleanliness starts at home and keeping surroundings clean and green. This team believes that setting the example for future generations will assist in preserving the environment and driving climate change.