Reforestation of Marikina Watershed. We constantly think of ways to preserve the environment. Thus, First Gen assisted in the reforestation of three (3) hectares and the enhancement of two (2) hectares of agro-forestry sites in Brgy. Calawis, Antipolo City. 55 of our employees planted 1,250 fruit-bearing seedlings like guyabano, rambutan and cashew last August 27, 2016. This also benefited the Tulungan sa Kabuhayan ng Calawis, Inc., a community association which maintains the tree-planting site.
Tree-growing. Our CSR projects are a concerted effort among all of our subsidiaries. As such, First Gen’s subsidiaries conducted their respective tree-growing activities. First Gen planted 98 Benguet pines and 125 other indigenous species as part of its tree conservation and rescue efforts in Nueva Ecija. First Gen also engaged the Tagbuaya Farmers’ Association in replanting 30 seedlings and planted an additional 20 seedlings within Tagbuaya Elementary School. Agusan del Norte is prone to floods and landslides, and the latter tree-growing activity is geared towards building the community’s climate resiliency.
BINHI Plantation Rescue. With the support of EDC’s BINHI program, First Gen trained local farmers to establish and maintain 748 hectares of plantation tree species. The program not only provided the opportunity to regrow denuded forests, but also provided a means of livelihood for four (4) farmers’ associations, namely: Cadaclan Farmers Association (CAFA), Villanueve Farmers Association (VIFA), Maluyon Indigenous Christian Farmers Association (MICFA), and Liberty Fishermen and Farmers’ Association (LFFA).
Coastal Clean-up. First Gen also conducted a clean-up drive in three (3) coastal barangays in Batangas, namely: Brgy. Sta. Rita Aplaya, Brgy. Danglayan, and Brgy. Sta. Clara.