Students from the Pangasinan State University-Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) showed their concern for the environment and their commitment to fight climate change by conducting a tree planting and clean-up drive at Mangrove Park, Bued, Alaminos City on December 13, 2022.
The event was organized by three student organizations: the General Educators Guild (GEG), the Samahan ng mga Tagapangalagang Nagpapakadalubhasa sa Wika (TAGNAWA), and the PRIME. They were assisted by the Lucap Fishermen’s Fishtrap Association, a local group that protects and maintains the mangrove ecosystem.
The students planted more than 200 mangrove seedlings along the coastline and collected several bags of trash and debris from the park. They also learned about the importance of mangroves for biodiversity, coastal protection, and livelihood.
The tree planting and clean-up drive was part of the PSU-ACC’s community extension program, which aims to encourage students to contribute to the social and environmental development of their locality. The organizers said that they hope to inspire more students to join such activities and help make the world a better place.