Fostering Environmental Stewardship: LCCB IEAP and NSTP Council’s 1st Semester Mangrove Growing Activity

Through the years, La Consolacion College Bacolod (LCCB) has been committed to nurturing our environment through its mangrove site adoption initiative. On September 30, 2023, LCCB’s Institutional Environmental Advocacy Program (IEAP) and National Service Training Program (NSTP) Council spearheaded a Mangrove Growing Activity at Sitio Can-itom, Brgy. Sampinit, Bago City. This event, graced by invited School Personnel, Student Leaders, and the Bacolod City Host Lions Club, marked another significant step in preserving our coastal ecosystems.

The LCCB Junior High School (JHS) Faculty and Students, who joined in the event, considered it a fitting addition to their Science Month Celebration. With hearts full of enthusiasm and a shared vision of environmental conservation, this diverse group came together to plant a total of 800 mangrove seedlings.

The Mangrove Growing Activity was not just a simple tree-planting event; it was a manifestation of the collective effort to preserve and rejuvenate the mangrove ecosystem. Mangroves, often referred to as the “green lungs” of our coastlines, play a pivotal role in mitigating climate change, safeguarding against coastal erosion, and serving as vital habitats for numerous marine species.

The event commenced with a brief orientation about the significance of mangroves in our ecosystem. Participants were educated about the various mangrove species, their ecological roles, and the importance of their preservation. This knowledge served as a foundation for the day’s activities.

As the participants waded into the shallow waters, they embraced the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the name of environmental preservation. Armed with shovels and determination, they planted mangrove seedlings carefully and attentively. The process was a testament to teamwork and the shared goal of contributing to the overall well-being of our coastal community.

The presence of invited School Personnel, Student Leaders, and the Bacolod City Host Lions Club added a special dimension to the event. Their involvement symbolized a wider community commitment to environmental stewardship. Such partnerships not only strengthen the bonds between educational institutions and civic organizations but also serve as an exemplary model of cooperation for a sustainable future.

The participation of the LCCB JHS Faculty and Students was a highlight of the event. It demonstrated that the commitment to environmental conservation is deeply ingrained in the institution’s educational ethos. Engaging young minds in such activities is vital for nurturing the next generation of environmental champions who will continue to protect and preserve our natural resources.

The Mangrove Growing Activity held on September 30, 2023, was not just a one-day event; it was a manifestation of LCCB’s enduring dedication to environmental stewardship. Through this endeavor, 800 mangrove seedlings were planted, marking a small yet significant step towards the preservation of our coastal ecosystems. This event stands as a reminder that it is through unity, education, and hands-on action that we can safeguard our environment for future generations.

As we look forward to more initiatives that promote ecological sustainability, let this Mangrove Growing Activity be a testament to our commitment to protect the natural treasures that surround us and serve as a beacon of hope for a greener, healthier planet. #lccbIEAP #GreenerLCCB