The Filipino youth today are building their future not just by studying hard, reaping good grades and developing their talents and skills. They are also building their future by planting trees. This was the creed of more than 30 volunteers who represented various schools and organizations during the Project G! Tree-Planting in Plaridel, Bulacan held last October 13.

The volunteers planted 500 Narra saplings in the project site through the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The manpower needed and the funds raised for the activity were generated through the involvement of families, organizations and students from the University of the Philippines, the Ateneo De Manila University, Xavier University, Philippine Science High School, and St. Pedro Poveda College, among others.

Led by the UP Industrial Engineering Club, Project G! is a movement that aims to define the role of the Filipino youth in environmental conservation and sustainability in a fast-changing world. It wants to involve students, young professionals and organizations in promoting environmental awareness and action towards a sustainable future.

Seedlings for coming tree-planting activities may still be bought. For more information, please visit http://projectgph.weebly.com/.