May 27, 2024

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DENR- Calabarzon promotes tree hugging movement

by Cyrill Quilo

LUCENA CITY— The  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Forest Management Bureau has introduced an alternative way of celebrating Valentine’s day.


The initiative, dubbed “The Tree Hugging Campaign”, which originated with the Chipko Movement in the 1970s emphasizes the interdependence of humans and the environment.


DENR- Calabarzon Regional Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria, together with his Assistant Regional Directors, Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers, has shown  solidarity by hugging native trees in various locations.


The tree-hugging initiative is a five-day campaign, from February 14-18, that aims to promote social as well as possible health benefits from nurturing our forest and the environment. It also aims to raise awareness of the tree-hugging movement, as well as introduce an alternative way on spending Valentine’s day. 

DENR- Calabarzon Regional Executive Director Nilo Tamoria (left) and PENRO- Quezon chief Raymond Rivera lead the tree hugging event in Quezon province. The move, which is an alternative way of celebrating Valentine’s Day, originated with the Chipko Movement in the 1970s that emphasizes the interdependence of humans and the environment.

The tree-hugging of the DENR-Calabarzon was a five-day campaign launched from February 14-18, which aims to promote social as well as possible health benefits from nurturing our forest and environment.