Together with two other blogger friends, Iris of PinayAds.com and Jenn for Orange Magazine TV, Kikay Corner was privileged to witness SM Baguio’s planting of the 30,000th tree in their quest to reach the Green Road to 50,000 goal.
Thank you, PinayAds.com for the shot! As haggard as I was from the hours of travel from Manila and the super late lunch, I might as well make use of this solo shot and list down what I wore here (nevermind the awkward pose), I was supposedly showcasing the baby pine trees. Too lazy to do a separate OOTD entry. 🙂
Shades: Charles and Keith Wayfarer
Shirt: Freeway x Manansala NACS Vendors Knit Tee (M)
Jacket: Faux leather by Penshoppe
Flats: Claire Deflex by Dexter in Neutral (the most comfy flats I’ve had to date! should blog about it soon!)
Bag: Gucci Messenger bag black GG imprimé with black leather trim, ruthenium hardware
When I personally asked SM Baguio’s mall manager, Mr. Jansenn Pe, about the percentage of these trees that actually live. He said around 95%. Knowing that these pine trees need nurturing, Mr. Pe reiterated that SM does not just stop at planting. They actually make sure that the trees are given the care that it needs with regular weeding out and care that they need. They also replace whatever trees that do not thrive.
Our fun dinner was spent with my longtime blogger friend, Gem, who is a locale of Baguio.
(L-R: author, Jenn for Orange Magazine, Iris of PinayAds and Gem of Lady Programmer)
Amidst the crazy time and laughters of us four during dinner time, I picked Gem’s mind on her thoughts about what Baguio City has become now. It is a delight to know that consumers actually benefit because of the rise of competition within the city. Old establishments level up to service patrons better, et. al.
Seeing all those flowers is enough to make me feel oh so festive! I would have loved to stay around to witness the gorgeous floats people are probably fussing over to create until now. This is the second year I have witnessed the beauty of Baguio during its flower festival. There is just no festival that can be prettier.
a student of Quezon Elementary School in Baguio plants a pine tree sapling.
Under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), “Green Road to 50,000” started in January 2012 with SM employees working side by side with schools, independent groups and local government agencies in Baguio. The goal is to plant 50,000 trees within the next three years to support the National Regreening Program. To date, Pine tree saplings have been planted and cared for in Busol Watershed, Burnham Park, public school premises, Buyog Watershed, Tuba Benguet and SM City Baguio mall grounds.
The 30,000th tree was officially planted by VIP guests, Ashley and Alodia Gosiengfiao, Sam Concepcion, Ms. Earth Stephany Stefanowitz with the SM Executives last Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Kudos to SM for keeping to its word and going the extra mile! Because to date, SM Cares has actually planted more than the DENR required. On top of that, other programs including waste management and recycling programs continue to reinforce the cleanliness of not just its mall surroundings but the entire community where SM operates.