Urge City Council to craft a City Ordinance that will  protect the trees
  • Petitioned Declare all Trees in Baguio City, Philippines Protected Species

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Declare all Trees in Baguio City, Philippines Protected Species

Urge City Council to craft a City Ordinance that will protect the trees

    1. Michael  A. Bengwayan
    2. Petition by

      Michael A. Bengwayan

      HABITAT, Tublay, Benguet,, Philippines

All the trees in Baguio City help provide oxygen, cleanse smog particulates, absorb CO2, increase and hold ground water level and prevent landslides.

They also provide shade and reduce temperature, I m p r o v e u r b a n soil/water/air quality; conserve energy, decrease storm water run-off, lessen noise and windspeed, calm traffic, reduce glare, and; serve as aesthetic sense of place.
Without the trees, oxygen recharge to the atmosphere will not be possible, thereby increasing potential upper respiratory tract ailments such as asthma which attacks easily children, because smog particulates cannot be cleansed. Already, the World Bank declared Baguio City as having a very high pollution level.

Without the trees, carbon dioxide sequestration will not be possible, thereby increasing pollution level and health risks, especially to the young.

Without the trees, water supply will diminish and aggravate further the water problem in the city.

Without the trees, potential landslides, soil and water runoff and mudflows will increase as there will be no vegetative cover to protect the soil from torrential rains and absorb water.

Without the trees, the water holding capacity of the soil will lessen, like a foam already drenched, and will result to serious water run-off.

Without the trees, it will be warmer in the city, which is known or was known for its cool climate.

We therefore urge our City Council to make this City Ordinance now, as it is their duty and responsibility.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Trees Give Life to Baguio City

      Michael  A. Bengwayan
      Petition Organizer

      Explains the role of trees to humans and the environment

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Susan Baniaga TAIPEI, TAIWAN
      • about 2 years ago

      Without trees there is no LIFE!!

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    • sheja Antonio LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      do your part in saving mother earth! :}}}}}}}}}}

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    • UTTARA ASHADA JALANDHAR, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      iT'S OUR DUTY TO GROW MORE TREES AND TAKE CARE OF THE EXISTING ONES...

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    • mike gupaal BAGUIO, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      what would happen to us(our children) if those trees left will be extincted. Trees are to make our ecological environment balance.....

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    • ISIDRO VASQUEZ BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • about 2 years ago

      Environment is so important to us all

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