Pitmasters Foundation backs ‘green’ transition

Pitmasters Foundation is branching to environmental conservation in a bid to support the government’s effort to eliminate carbon emissions and create an eco-friendly Philippines, according to its executive director Atty. Caroline Cruz.

Cruz stressed that as the planet aims to transition to the use of green technology, they are in support of the initiative while stressing that their relief operations coincide with their environmental goals.

The foundation sponsors operations in typhoon-hit areas and Covid-19 relief efforts, while providing dialysis assistance to individuals suffering from kidney-related diseases.

With this, the foundation sponsored a Disaster and Climate Emergency Policy Forum dubbed “2023-2028 Policy Roadmap: Charting the Urgency of the PBBM Climate Agenda and the Philippine Contribution to Achieve the Global Goal of Net Zero 2030 and 2050 Targets,” where stakeholders from different sectors were invited to talk about Climate Emergency measures.

“We are here to support the government’s call on the climate change issue. We want solutions that will both create growth and solve our climate problems. We are proud to have engaged in environmental conservation since early in our founding as a non-profit organization,” said Cruz.

Some of the agencies that participated in the event were the Department of Finance, Climate Change Commission, Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development, National Economic and Development Authority, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Energy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of Interior and Local Government, among others.

The foundation initially partnered with the DENR for activities in the province of Laguna, where it planted more than 6,000 trees across 250 hectares.

As of today, the foundation has helped the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, 4K Foundation and Komunidad in planting 7,225 trees.

Similarly, they are also working with UP Los Baños in helping endangered species.

They are also open to partnering with non-government offices, academe, student organizations, and government agencies for reforestation projects to ensure ecological benefits for Filipinos now and in the future.

The said measure is also in response to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s initiative to limit carbon emissions.

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