The 10 Million in 10 for a Greener Negros (10M in 10) movement achieved its target of growing 10 million seedlings in 10 years ahead of time, accomplishing the goal in only six years.
EDC announced this outstanding feat during the movement’s sixth anniversary online celebration, with its 268 partners and supporters. With the theme: Nurturing Nature. Regenerating Our Future, the movement acknowledged its loyal partners whose enthusiasm for environmental stewardship has not faltered despite the world’s ongoing health and economic crisis.
The 10 Million in 10 movement was established in 2015 and aimed to bring back the dense forests of Negros Island. It pursues the mobilization of community stakeholders to promote environmental protection and conservation, as well as sustainable multi-sectoral development, by moving beyond simple tree planting initiatives and adopting sustainable reforestation projects.
So far, the movement reported a seedling survival rate of 79-85%, and sequestration of 307,552 units of carbon dioxide emissions. The movement launched with 90 partners in 2015, but has since expanded with 268 reforestation partners, all of whom are continuing their efforts despite the pandemic. Moving forward, EDC aims to surpass its initial goal and begin growing 15 million trees with the help of its partners.