Let’s take a moment to appreciate various environmental organizations who are rallying against causes of climate change, deforestation, pollution, and various other issues threatening earth. Their work is absolutely essential as we’re now living on a planet where global temperature is significantly warmer than before (aka global warming) and our forests are gradually losing the fight. To put it bluntly, we’re watching the world decay right before our eyes – and we humans have caused it.
It’s a good thing that there are still good-hearted and concerned people who are addressing these problems. More importantly, they concentrate efforts on remedying it and preventing further damage. That’s exactly why they’ve set up these environmental organizations – to spearhead these efforts and promote sustainable habits such as consuming organic food, recycling, and switching to solar panels. In the Philippines, you may have noticed some of their projects such as Earth Hour and ROAD to 2020.
If you’re interest in helping out or at least learn more about them, we’ve provided a short list of the prominent environmental organizations found in the country.
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund is a worldwide environmental organization focusing on the protection of the Earth’s natural resources. This includes our forests and oceans, among others. They are committed to preserving the biodiversity on Earth and sustain life. WWF is the world’s leading and most influential conservation group, operating in over 100 countries and currently participated by five million people across the globe. They are responsible for Earth Hour, an annual worldwide movement wherein lights are turned off in homes and businesses from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This event is conducted to celebrate sustainability. Since its foundation, Earth Hour has been supported by millions of people and has been celebrated for nine years now.
Haribon Foundation is an environmental organization that focuses on the biodiversity conservation of the Philippines. Some of the their more prominent activities are mangrove restoration and tree planting. Another is the ROAD to 2020.
Rainforest Organization and Advocates (ROAD) to 2020 is a conservation movement that aims to restore the Philippine rainforests by the year 2020. This movement intends to bring back the natural forests of the country by using native tree species, such as apitong, lauan, and narra. You can participate in ROAD to 2020 by joining in tree planting, giving a gift tree, or adopting a seedling.
Save Philippines Seas
Save Philippine Seas is an environmental organization focusing on the coastal and marine resources of the Philippines. They conducts workshops and execute awareness campaigns, which aim to educate and encourage people to participate in conservation activities and projects.
Earth Island Institute Philippines
Earth Island Institute Philippines concentrates on the conversation of wetlands in the country. They have been building awareness about the conservation and restoration of the oceans and seas throughout the Philippines. In addition, they also conduct coastal clean-ups and organize film showing about environmental issues.
These are some of the many environmental organizations in the Philippines that you can support to show your care for our environment. Start volunteering, get involved, and take action in preserving and enhancing the current state of Earth. After all, it is our responsibility to take care of it and make it sustainable for the next generation.