The Greening Program of Negros Oriental was launched a few years back in 2015 with the name “10 Million for Greener Negros”. Although the name has changed throughout the year, the cause has always been the same. Now, the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is encouraging everyone to make every day BINHI Day.
What is BINHI Program?
Binhi the Filipino term for seeding or planting seeds. The BINHI Program is a reforestation program that has been organizing planting groups for many years now. It aims in promoting agriculture and agri-preneurship to the youth and giving a better future with a greener environment.
In partnership with the different organizations such as the RFRI, UP Cebu, UP Visayas and University of the Philippines, the BINHI Program continues to promote agriculture even after the actual seed planting.
BINHI Day does not end with these planted trees. We will continue to take care of them with our partners,” said Norreen Bautista, head of EDC’s Community Partnerships, External Relations and Watershed Management Group (CREW) in Negros Oriental.
Greening Program in Negros Oriental
Since 2015, Negros Oriental has been focused on making a greener and better place. They launched their 10 Million for Greener Negros in 2015 followed by Greener Negros by 10M in 10 in 2016 (10 Million plants in 10 years).
During the month of June, EDC and its partners in the “10M in 10 for a Greener Negros Movement” celebrated BINHI Day and Arbor Day by planting 3,000 native seedlings in Calabnugan, Sibulan in Negros Oriental. Of the total trees planted nationwide, an estimated 2.5 million were planted in more than 3,000 hectares in Negros Island with more than 30 BINHI local partners.