CMU to participate in TreeVolution

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Mt. Musuan
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CMU to participate in TreeVolution- an attempt to break Guinness world record


 The Central Mindanao University will participate  in Treevolution by planting  fruit-bearing trees  on two hectares of land. This activity is scheduled   on September 26, 2014  starting from 8:30 – 930am  around Musuan Peak, Musuan, Maramag Bukidnon.  Dubbed as “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW, it  aims to break the   Guinness  world record by planting  the most number of trees in multiple locations in one event.  This activity  showcases collaborative efforts in Mindanao. Dr. Jupiter V. Casas, Dean of the College of Forestry and Environmental Sciences chaired the Committee for the purpose.

Participated by media men, state universities and colleges representatives, local  government units, indigenous peoples and  other sectors, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior and Local Government launched the Treevolution on September 10 2014 in Malaybalay City.

The participants will wear t-shirts  in color coding: white for the planters, red or orange for the  Medics Team, yellow for the Stewards  who are teachers who will tally, confirm and verify whether the requirements set forth by the Guinness is properly followed such as  50 planters in a hectare with one steward and a witness who comes from the local government unit or official who has good standing in the community.

It was learned that the whole area of Mindanao will join the quest to break the Guinness world record for most trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations,  a world record-breaking attempt that will mobilize 185,440 people who will give a shot at planting 4,636,000 trees at various sites covering a total area of 9,200 hectares within the island-region.
The current world record for the most number of trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations was achieved in India on August 15, 2011, which hit the record of planting of 1,945,535 trees. The world record was carried out by 340,200 participants across 408 locations.

According to  MINDA Coordinator Olide B. Dagala,   the activity is also part of the long-term campaign of DENR and MinDA’s MindaNOW! Program to instill among Mindanawons consciousness towards ecological integrity as climate change adaptation.

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