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Look out the window and you will probably see one of the most effective weapons

in our fight against climate change - a tree.

 

 

Why do we need to plant, grow, and protect trees to restore our forests?

Healthy forests provide...

Clean and Cooler Air

More Biodiversity

Clean Watercycles

Social and Economic Values

Healthier Communities

Forests cover around 30% of the Earth's land surface and are home to more than 50% of the planet's terrestrial species. More importantly, forests help keep our planet cool by absorbing up to 1 trillion tons of CO2 that fuels global warming! 

How does growing trees and restoring our forests help combat climate change?

The discussion on climate change continues.

 

Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires.

 

Climate change is the biggest challenge for our planet, and requires action at a large scale by all levels of government and business, each of which is challenging but feasible and, in some combination, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions to safer levels. Scientists say that these policy and business solutions could be the start of efforts to stem the rise of the world’s average temperature to less than 1.5 degrees Centigrade by the year 2030. 

 

In fact, we’re already feeling the effects of climate change. And it can get worse. We need to do something about it now! Even on a personal level, we can all do simple lifestyle changes that can help reduce our carbon impact. Surprisingly, one of these solutions is so easy. Look out the window and you will probably see one of the most effective weapons in the fight against climate change - a tree.

 

Source: What is climate change? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.takepart.com/flashcards/what-is-climate-change/index.html

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How does the 10M in 10 Movement help in restoring our forests?

The 10 Million Trees in 10 Years (10M in 10) for a Greener Negros Movement is a concrete way to fight the effects of climate change in an island that has lost its forest cover in the past 50 years due to logging, sugar plantations, and slash-and-burn farming. The Movement’s mission is to plant, grow and protect 10 million trees over 10 years in Negros Island by uniting the most number of agencies, organizations, and persons. 

 

Since its launch in 2015, 10M in 10 has, as of December 2018, yielded 6.27 million seedlings planted in 103 host communities by the efforts of its 156 partners through 473 planting activities. 8 out of 9 planting modules were piloted and the results of the Project Management Office’s monitoring activities in the first 40 planting sites revealed a median value of 82.5% survival rate, with an average of 67%. To strengthen the involvement of our partners, a database system, website, and social media accounts were set up along with the distribution of various printed collaterals. In addition, we also conducted 4 partner cluster meetings and 4 capacity building workshops. 

 

It is this generous, volunteer spirit that we are profoundly grateful for and continue to be inspired by, as our partners consistently share their human, material, knowledge and financial resources to help achieve the Movement’s mission and goals. However, you will agree that planting 10 million seedlings is only the start of our journey toward a greener Negros Island. There is so much more that needs to be done to ensure that these seedlings will thrive and grow into mature, life-giving trees.

 

This is why we’re inviting you to be part of the Movement and help build a Greener Negros!

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I’m not from the Negros Island nor the Philippines. Why should I support 10M in 10?

10M in 10 aspires to be the first and the biggest private sector-led, island-wide Movement in the Philippines. Working towards restoring the forests of the Negros Islands helps in improving the Philippine forests, which in turn contribute to the global initiative to address climate change. 

 

By joining the Movement, you do not only help build greener communities but you also contribute in combatting the effects of climate change.

 

Hence, we invite YOU to be part of 10M in 10 Movement!

 

Together, we can show that through our collective efforts, we can achieve collective impact! 

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How does growing trees and restoring our forests help combat climate change?

The discussion on climate change continues.

How does the 10M in 10 Movement help in restoring our forests?

The 10 Million Trees in 10 Years (10M in 10) for a Greener Negros Movement is a concrete way to fight the effects of climate change in an island that has lost its forest cover in the past 50 years due to logging, sugar plantations, and slash-and-burn farming.

I’m not from the Negros Island nor the Philippines. Why should I support 10M in 10?

10M in 10 aspires to be the first and the biggest private sector-led, island-wide Movement in the Philippines.

You too, can help build a greener Negros Island!

Your donations will support the conduct of other equally important activities that will help produce stable and productive watersheds, protect and improve the biodiversity,

and build communities that are resilient to climate change, not only within 10 years,

but for the longer-term.

 

Mirabel Osler, an English writer and the critically acclaimed author of “A Breath from Elsewhere” and the classic “A Gentle Plea for Chaos”, wrote:

 

“Planting trees is a venture into the future, it is a hand held out to other generations.”

 

Lend a hand to the future generations of Negros Island. Give to the Greener Negros Fund!

Together...

Let’s PLANT a seed

Let’s GROW communities

Let’s PROTECT the island

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Preservation of the remaining local endemic tree species by establishing or augmenting existing native tree nurseries in our partner barangays and municipalities.

 

  • Establishment of nurseries for agro-forestry tree species among our partner communities.

 

  • Maintenance of the planted trees through continuous monitoring of the planted sites and replanting of fatalities.

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Conduct of Capacity Building and learning activities for the Movement’s partners, such as training on monitoring and evaluation strategies, seedling propagation, agro-forestry, and others.

 

  • Conduct of Partner Cluster Meetings where they discuss issues of mutual concern, share best practices and form partnerships among themselves to implement tree-growing activities.

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Development and dissemination of communication materials to raise awareness on the importance of restoring and protecting Negros Island’s forests.

 

  • Conduct of research on the impact of forest restoration on Negros Island’s biodiversity and of the planting of native tree species in communities, among others. 

Let’s PLANT a seed

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Preservation of the remaining local endemic tree species by establishing or augmenting existing native tree nurseries in our partner barangays and municipalities.

 

  • Establishment of nurseries for agro-forestry tree species among our partner communities.

 

  • Maintenance of the planted trees through continuous monitoring of the planted sites and replanting of fatalities.

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Conduct of Capacity Building and learning activities for the Movement’s partners, such as training on monitoring and evaluation strategies, seedling propagation, agro-forestry, and others.

 

  • Conduct of Partner Cluster Meetings where they discuss issues of mutual concern, share best practices and form partnerships among themselves to implement tree-growing activities.

TO SUPPORT THE:

 

  • Development and dissemination of communication materials to raise awareness on the importance of restoring and protecting Negros Island’s forests.

 

  • Conduct of research on the impact of forest restoration on Negros Island’s biodiversity and of the planting of native tree species in communities, among others. 

Donate for a greener nation

Working together, we expect to provide far-reaching benefits to all stakeholders, which include a healthier and sustainable environment for communities, businesses, and all citizens. Donors who wish to contribute to the Greener Negros Fund can give through any of the following channels or ways, as we enjoy the benefits and outcomes of a greener island.

Be a Forest Restoration Advocate

Be a Forest Guardian

PhP 300.00

USD 6

Will help grow, maintain, protect, monitor and evaluate one (1) native seedling for 3 years. The first 3 years is observed to be the most critical stage in growing a seedling to a sapling, then to a sturdy tree that has adapted well to its environment.

PhP 500.00

USD 10

Will support the cost of meals and materials for one (1) partner from far-flung upland areas, to attend a Capacity Building Workshop (e.g. seedling propagation, monitoring and evaluation activities, agro-forestry, etc.).

PhP 1,000.00

USD 20

Which will provide food and transportation allowances for the Forestry-Major students and volunteers who we tap for our Monitoring and Evaluation activities of the planted areas. This activity includes data-gathering and the identification and documentation of native species to also build the Movement’s knowledge resources that we can share with our partners.

PhP 3,000.00

USD 60

Will support three (3) partners who come from far-flung communities in the upland areas to attend the annual Partner Cluster Meeting, where the Movement’s updates, best practices, gaps, and solutions will be discussed. This will also be an opportunity for partners to network and plan their annual tree growing activities in smaller planting groups.

PhP 5,000.00

USD 100

Will partially support the development of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials (e.g. informative photos, videos, posters, etc.) about Negros Islands’ biodiversity to increase the general public’s familiarity on native trees species and highlight the importance of restoring the forests. These materials will be distributed to our partners, schools, colleges, and universities in Negros to help build a more environmentally-aware future generation.

PhP 10,000.00

USD 200

Will partially support the growing of endangered native tree species or agro-forestry tree species by our partners, from their collection, propagation, site matching, all the way to monitoring, evaluation and protection.

WAYS TO GIVE

Donors who wish to contribute to the Greener Negros Fund

can give through any of the following channels or ways.

Note: All donations to the 10M in 10 Movement will be received by Venture for Fund Raising Foundation, Inc. (Venture), a 10M in 10 partner that has served as the Movement’s Project Management Office (PMO) since 2016 to the present. The PMO provides direction, support, and continuity to the Movement, and has managed the momentum being fueled by its partners. 

ALMOST THERE!

 

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information for donors

Who will receive the funds?

For inquiries and more information, please contact Mr. Julius Teves of the Project Management Office through 10Min10years@gmail.com or at +63917 129 6661. 

How will donations be tracked and documented?

For inquiries and more information, please contact Mr. Julius Teves of the Project Management Office through 10Min10years@gmail.com or at +63917 129 6661. 

How does 10M in 10 ensure transparency and accountability to its donors?

For inquiries and more information, please contact Mr. Julius Teves of the Project Management Office through 10Min10years@gmail.com or at +63917 129 6661.