2021 Environment Month: Engaging community, protecting Nature

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte - The 2021 Environment Month celebration has been an opportunity for Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) to further engage with community stakeholders and partners.

Anchored on the theme “Sama-samang Pagkilos, Sama-samang Paghilom”, TMC lived up with the mantra by once again invoking the community spirit to rally likeminded sectors and advocates for an entire month of activities dedicated to raising awareness on environmental protection.

Ridge to Reef Greening

TMC employees and contractors joined hand in hand to accomplish ridge to reef planting activities for the whole of June.

These collective efforts managed to plant 12,023 seedlings comprising 11,000 upland trees, 1,000 beach forest trees, and 23 coral fragments.

Community engagement

True to its participatory approach in environmental programs, the company engaged residents by inviting them to showcase their skills through the Environmental Photography contest, and bring out their knowledge about the environment through an online crossword puzzle.

The winners both enjoyed cash prizes and the learnings they gained during the contests.

Aside from mind exercises, select senior high students were invited to experience physical activities and witness the underwater ecosystem through the Discover SCUBA program of the company.

Sharing harvests

TMC also set up a community pantry where seasonal workers availed of fruits and vegetables from TMC's demo farms.

Dubbed "Umahan sa Minahan," the distribution of various produce also aims to promote awareness on productive land use for mined-out areas.

Outside the Minesite

Likewise, TMC spearheaded an underwater clean-up activity at Surigao City through a program called SCUBAsurero.

During the event, divers from different mining companies in Caraga Region, selected members of the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the local government of Surigao City put on their gears to recover wastes deposited on the seafloor.

Indeed, the whole month of June did not only symbolize the importance of taking care of Mother Nature, but also in rekindling partnerships with the various sectors of the community.

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