Wilcon Depot, Inc. on its path to a larger vision for environmental sustainability, conducted a tree-planting activity last September 17, 2017 in La Mesa Nature Reserve in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan. As one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the tree-planting activity is in line with the Protect-A-Hectare Project, in which the company has become part of Save the La Mesa Watershed Project by adopting 10 hectares of land at the area.
Wilcon Founder and Chairman Emeritus William T. Belo, Wilcon President and Chief Executive Officer Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Wilcon SEVP-Chief Operating Officer Rosemarie Ong and EVP-Chief Product Officer Careen Belo spearheaded the activity together with company officers and employees in planting 4,000 seedlings on the ten hectares of land.
The activity started with a brief Environmental Awareness Lecture by Mr. David F. Azurin, Project Operations Head of Save the La Mesa Watershed Project. Having to do with environmental awareness and conservation, the campaign aims to get the public involved in saving the 2,700-hectare La Mesa Watershed Area by adopting trees. Towards the objective of preserving the environment, Mr. Belo said that it was the second time for them to conduct such an activity. Last 2011, Wilcon carried out its first tree-planting activity which was also held in La Mesa Nature Reserve where they planted 450 Cupang trees over one hectare of land. Aside from tree-planting activities, another one of its green advocacy was Run for Environment held last 2016, an Eco Trail run event which was a fund raising drive that supports La Mesa Nature Reserve for its environmental projects.
Wilcon stays driven by its advocacy in building an environmentally conscious nation and commits itself in leaving a legacy to help supply water and clean air to the Filipino community. Being firm in its commitment to help save the environment, Protect-A-Hectare Project is a proof of their intent to create a better and greener future for all. As Wilcon continues to build big ideas for tomorrow's comfort, let's help to save the nature together!
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