WHOA!!! 1,000++ couples in Baguio plant trees before getting married

Plant trees to help mitigate global warming.

A total of 1,226 couples in Baguio City who applied for a license to get wed in 2017 have each planted a tree seedling, according to a report from our country’s flagship news network, People’s Television Network (PTV News). The couples did this as their contribution to environmental preservation.

Apparently, planting a tree is a requirement in the city before getting married in compliance to City Ordinance 18-2016 or the City Environment Code.

The Pine Trees of the World located at the Burnham Park reservation area was identified as the plantation site for couples seeking marriage licenses, said Beatriz Gajete, forestry division chief of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO).

It is good news that 85.6 percent of the trees planted by couples are still alive, she added.

“For the couple to think that the tree is important and for their children also. For them to pass it on to their children,” she elaborated.

Aside from the couples, the city would not only plant 10 seedlings per employee, which is a dictate of the government’s National Greening Program (NGP). “(We will also see) to it that these seedlings we have planted will survive,” she said.

What do you think of this requirement before getting married? Can we make this a requirement everywhere? Let us know in the comments.

Source: PTV News

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