Friday, August 5, 2016

7-Eleven launches Go Green through hike-and-tree-planting

Country licensee, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC) and its corporate social responsibility arm, PhilSeven Foundation, Inc. (PFI) launched the Go Green initiative, “Hike. Plant. Save.” in support of Philippine Business for Social Progress’ (PBSP) Marikina Watershed project. Participated by management and employee volunteers’ by planting with a total of 711 fruit-bearing tress in a 1-hectare agro-forestry site in Brgy. Calawis. This coincides with the 7-Eleven Day celebrated all over the world with programs organized by 7-Eleven licensees in 12 countries focused on environmental awareness, protection and conservation.

The beneficiary of Go Green’s Hike.Plant.Save activity is the Tulungan sa Kabuhayan ng Calawis, Inc., (TSKC) an SEC-registered farmers’ foundation that operates in Mt. Purro of the Marikina Watershed. Go Green is an initiative of PSC, PFI, PBSP in partnership with TSKC, Barangay Calawis, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the City of Antipolo and the Provincial Government of Rizal.

Simultaneously in Cebu, 7-Eleven also organized a tree-planting activity at Brgy. Tabunan Watershed Reforestation in Cebu City with PBSP Cebu as implementing partner. Another milestone that capped the day is 7-Eleven 200th store opening in Visayas.

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