Teaching a generation to plant a tree

Responsible Mining doesn’t only mean complying with the letter and spirit of the law. It also means going out to the community and teaching kids the importance of looking after our planet.

Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) has partnered with various schools in Surigao del Sur to conduct massive tree planting activities.

MMDC recently joined hands with the girl scouts and boy scouts of Matho National High School and Matho Integrated School, in Cortes town, to plant at least a thousand Mahogany seedlings around the vicinities of these public schools. The tree-planting activity was conducted in partnership with the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).

MMDC also partnered with CENRO and the pupils of the Cantilan East Central Elementary School in Cantilan municipality to plant at least 300 Narra seedlings in Brgy. Magosilom. The group conducted a coastal clean-up, hauling sacks of wastes that otherwise could have adverse effects on the town’s water bodies.

During annual Environment Month celebrations, students of Cantilan National High School also actively participate in MMDC's tree-planting activities in Brgy. Bon-ot, Carrascal town.

Marcventures will continue to conduct these community-based tree-planting activities in its effort to connect the youth to Mother Nature, showing them that while environmental preservation takes hard work, it can also be a fun and meaningful endeavor.