Just recently, Miss Earth Foundation partnered with the Civil Relations Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the opening of the Race to 1 Million Seedlings Nursery which will serve as its nurturing place till the start of the actual planting season for the same.
Leading the charge of the environment-focused beauties was Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong and her Miss Air 2015 Dayanna Grageda of Australia, alongside the country’s elemental reps Catherine Joy Marin (Water), Carla Valderrama (Fire) and Jona Sweett (Eco-Tourism)
The Race to 1 Million Seedlings is a project that aims to plant 1 Million Trees within the National Capital Region (NCR) in one year and enhance the environmental protection awareness among different communities.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the area to plant the seedlings. You can always coordinate with R1MS inside Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo to participate in the seed-potting activities thay will be regularly held during the projected period of completion within the year. This is open to individuals or groups who are willing to be part of the important endeavor.
Note: Cash donations not accepted. Instead, you will be given a list of polybag and fruit seedling suppliers with whom you can make arrangements with.
Fruit trees and indigenous trees (like Narra) are recommended. DENR has now discouraged the planting of Mahogany Trees in urban areas since they have been found to destroy the water table.