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EDC continues reforestation near Southern Negros geothermal operations

Talinis Mountain, Negros Oriental (source: flickr/ Cristian Bortes, creative commons)
Carlo Cariaga 9 Jan 2020

The effort is part of EDC's BINHI reforestation program that seeks to preserve and grow tree species native to the Philippines

As part of their BINHI reforestation program, 30 employee volunteers from geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) recently climbed Mount Talinis to plant over 100 Philippine native trees. Mount Talinis is located in Negros Oriental near one of EDC’s geothermal facilities, and is one of EDC’s tree growing sites.

The team planted Nato (Palaquium luzoniense) seedlings, one of the 96 native tree species that EDC has sought to grow into abundance through the BINHI program. Prior to this event, EDC volunteers had also planted about 100 endangered native trees in Mount Talinis as part of the celebration of Earth Day 2018.

“Our team of climbers from our CSR and other departments bond together with other residents of our partner communities in Valencia, Negros Oriental as we plant and grow native trees in Mount Talinis even if we do not have any operation in the area,” said Norreen Bautista, EDC’s head of CSR in Negros and Mt. Apo.

EDC is the premiere geothermal company in the Philippines and a global leader in the geothermal industry. Through their geothermal facilities in Valencia, Negros Oriental, EDC is able to provide 24/7 reliable clean energy to the Negros Islands and other parts of the Visayas region.

Source: Sun Star