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After A New Law, Students In Philippines Need To Plant 10 Trees To Graduate And It’ll Result In 525 Million New Trees In One Generation
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After A New Law, Students In Philippines Need To Plant 10 Trees To Graduate And It’ll Result In 525 Million New Trees In One Generation

It seems like our younger generations are the ones that worry the most about the future of our planet. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense since they are the ones that will have to experience the tragic effects of your consumeristic and oblivious behavior. So, since there is a desperate need for a huge change, initiatives across the world are trying to incorporate younger generations to help save the planet. Even though they are not the ones that ruined it, it’s pretty obvious that they will be the ones to save it.

More info: House Bill No. 1154

On May 15, the Philippine Congress passed a law that requires students to plant 10 trees if they wish to graduate school

This bill states that this requirement applies to all students in order to graduate primary school, high school, and college.

Image credits: Joe Digital & Co

The bill was introduced by Congressman Gary Alejano

According to him, his main goal is to promote inter-generational responsibility as well as environmental protection.

Image credits: Chris Poulin/USFWS

“While we recognise the right of the youth to a balanced and healthy ecology… there is no reason why they cannot be made to contribute in order to ensure that this will be an actual reality,” Gary Alejano commented on the bill.

This initiative will help plant 175 million trees

According to Alejano, even if only 10% of all the planted trees survive, this would still result in 525 million trees in the course of one generation.

Image credits: Trees For The Future

In fact, this isn’t the only positive initiative that involves the younger generation

One school in India made its students pay their “school fees” by collecting, bringing to school, and recycling plastic waste that was lying across the town. This type of initiative helped raise awareness about plastic waste in Asian countries. It also allowed more students to seek education and even helped the students to earn some money by recycling the plastic so they wouldn’t have to resort to child labor in order to survive.

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Notsoswift
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3 years ago

Scientists at the University of Maryland analysed satellite pictures showing how the use of land on Planet Earth has altered over a 35-year period. The study, published in Nature journal, is the largest of its kind ever conducted. The research suggests an area covering 2.24 million square kilometers - roughly the combined land surface of Texas and Alaska, two sizeable US states - has been added to global tree cover since 1982. This equates to 7% of the Earth’s surface covered by new trees.

TheExtremeSmell
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Idk how this is relevant really unless tress convert plastic to well idk not plastic? Also people confuse trees with making the most oxygen when I believe it’s gigantic algae plums in the ocean that contribute the most. Just like how wasps hornets and other insects pollinate a lot not just everyone’s precious bees

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Hans
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3 years ago

I hope that such initiatives will be embedded into sustainable development plans. Planting trees is an important step, but only the first one. Creating sustainable habitats is the second. And even better would be to stop the massive deforrestation going on.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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3 years ago

I don’t know why people are downvoting everyone who supports this effort at conservation. I’ll keep on being annoying and upvote all my environmentalist friends until the trolls leave.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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3 years ago

This is really beautiful and is helping to teach young people about the importance of the environment. While the Internet is an amazing thing that can bring people from different countries together and put info at our fingertips, I kind of feel like more and more of us are missing that connection with nature. Hopefully, this will help foster a love for the great outdoors in more kids.

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Notsoswift
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3 years ago

Scientists at the University of Maryland analysed satellite pictures showing how the use of land on Planet Earth has altered over a 35-year period. The study, published in Nature journal, is the largest of its kind ever conducted. The research suggests an area covering 2.24 million square kilometers - roughly the combined land surface of Texas and Alaska, two sizeable US states - has been added to global tree cover since 1982. This equates to 7% of the Earth’s surface covered by new trees.

TheExtremeSmell
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3 years ago

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Idk how this is relevant really unless tress convert plastic to well idk not plastic? Also people confuse trees with making the most oxygen when I believe it’s gigantic algae plums in the ocean that contribute the most. Just like how wasps hornets and other insects pollinate a lot not just everyone’s precious bees

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Hans
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3 years ago

I hope that such initiatives will be embedded into sustainable development plans. Planting trees is an important step, but only the first one. Creating sustainable habitats is the second. And even better would be to stop the massive deforrestation going on.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
3 years ago

I don’t know why people are downvoting everyone who supports this effort at conservation. I’ll keep on being annoying and upvote all my environmentalist friends until the trolls leave.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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3 years ago

This is really beautiful and is helping to teach young people about the importance of the environment. While the Internet is an amazing thing that can bring people from different countries together and put info at our fingertips, I kind of feel like more and more of us are missing that connection with nature. Hopefully, this will help foster a love for the great outdoors in more kids.

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