PENRO Marinduque National Greening Program Coordinator Forester Maria Elena M. Parañaque plants bamboo during the activity on September 17, 2021.
In celebration of the World Bamboo Day 2021, the DENR PENRO Marinduque conducted a Simultaneous Bamboo Planting Activity as part of our month-long World Bamboo Day celebration located at Brgy. Sibuyao, and Brgy. Bayakbakin, Torrijos, Marinduque.
This year’s local theme, “Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan,” underscores the importance of bamboo and its potential to aid in today’s most pressing socio-economic and ecological issues.
The event was spearheaded by the National Greening Program Coordinators of PENR Office which was participated by Local Government Unit (LGU) of Sibuyao and Bayakbakin, respectively. The activity was aimed to raise awareness on the ecological benefits bamboo for it plays an important role in absorbing greenhouse gases, insulating carbon dioxide from the environment and producing 35 percent more oxygen than its equivalent tree size.
The safety protocols pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management and Emerging Infectious Diseases on COVID-19 were strictly followed and implemented during the activity.
The World Bamboo Day was created by Kamesh Salam in the year 2009 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok. He was the former president of the World Bamboo Organization.
Since 2009, WBO has been celebrating International Bamboo Day to increase the awareness of bamboo in the world. To generate awareness about promoting the bamboo industry, 18 September was marked as World Bamboo Day.