Globalport Tacloban Holds Its First Mangrove Tree Planting

Globalport Tacloban Terminal Inc. (GTTI) proudly organized and executed a highly successful Mangrove Planting Activity on the morning of June 27, 2023, at Brgy. San Juan, Sta. Rita, Samar. The event garnered the participation and support of various esteemed organizations, including the local government of Sta. Rita Samar under the leadership of Mayor Jade Kie Tiu, MENRO- DENR, PNP 805th Manuever Company RMFB 8 Tacloban, and the Department of Tourism Region 8. Additionally, employees from GTTI also actively contributed to the initiative.
With a shared vision of environmental sustainability and the preservation of natural habitats, the participants planted an impressive total of 1,200 mangrove propagules during the event. Mangroves, often referred to as ” nature’ s superheroes,” are vital coastal ecosystems that provide numerous benefits to the environment and local communities.

The planting activity served as a proactive measure to address the pressing environmental challenges faced by the region, particularly in coastal areas. Mangroves play a crucial role in protecting shorelines from erosion, acting as a natural buffer against storm surges and tsunamis. Their extensive root systems t rap sediment and stabilize the soil, preventing coastal erosion and preserving the integrity of nearby communities. Furthermore, mangroves actively combat climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This natural carbon sequestration ability makes them invaluable in mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the impact of global warming.

The Mangrove Planting Activity organized by GTTI and its partners not only exemplifies their commitment to corporate social responsibility but also highlights the importance of collaborative efforts in environmental conservation. By bringing together government agencies, local communities, and private entities, the initiative demonstrates a collective determination to preserve and restore fragile ecosystems for future generations.