WEST Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently planted 5,000 mangrove propagules in the Manila Bay coastal area of Cavite province as part of its World Water Day 2022 celebration.
Under its “Plant for Life” reforestation and afforestation program, Maynilad plants mangroves every year along the coastal areas with the help of community and employee volunteers.
Mangroves protect from storm surges, serve as a habitat for fish, and help reduce climate change impacts by contributing to carbon sequestration.
Maynilad is set to plant a total of 10,000 mangrove propagules this year to cover four hectares of shoreline, bringing its total mangroves planted to 217,500 since 2013.
Total carbon credits earned thus far have reached 12,000 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to emissions of around 2,500 gasoline-powered vehicles for one year removed from the atmosphere.
The Maynilad “Plant for Life” activity in Cavite this year is done in partnership with the PENRO and the local government of Bacoor City.