In celebration of the World Environment Day last June 5, the University participated in the launching of the Rafael M. Salas-Binhi: Tree for the Future Project by planting seedlings of endangered premium species at the RMS Park in Bago City.
Participants from USLS include members of the administration, faculty, staff and varsity athletes.
Youth leaders from the cities of Bago and La Carlota who are also members of the Youth Commitment for Sustainable Development project of the Institute for Negros Development also joined in the planting of the seedlings.
The said project, initiated by the Energy Development Corporation focuses on biodiversity preservation at the species level and aims to secure and rescue endangered premium Philippine trees.
"These newly planted trees will for sure benefit the next generation. We are happy that everyone showed their commitment for the environment," former Bacolod City mayor and project convenor Joy Valdez said.
IND Director Rhoderick Samonte disclosed that in July, when the University will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee Year, premium seedlings like yakal and tindalo will also be planted in the University campus.
The Binhi Project is in collaboration with the Bago City Government, the RMS Parks and Nature Center, and USLS.
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