Student stage is prominent compared to all stages of life. In this stage itself, one has to learn life issues and how to tackle, learn and make a beautiful life. This stage not only helps him grow but also decides the nation’s development.
Students are supposed to give a positive spark towards our nation. All responsibilities are over today’s youth so that better development or growth can be discovered in our nation. Students should be educated and behaving the will power to decide what is wrong and right for our nation. But what’s more important for a healthy air on earth is to improve the numbers of trees on earth.
Momentarily, the Philippines has mandated that school and college students must plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. What a wonderful move!
According to Forbes, the “Graduation Legacy For the Environment Act” says that,
“To this end, the educational system shall be a locus for propagating ethical and sustainable use of natural resources among the young to ensure the cultivation of a socially-responsible and conscious citizenry.”
The Evening Standard quoted representative Gary Alejano (author of the bill) speaking,
“With over 12 million students graduating from elementary and nearly five million students graduating from high school and almost 500,000 graduating from college each year, this initiative, if properly implemented, will ensure that at least 175 million new trees would be planted each year.”
The Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that all schools and colleges follow the law. Also, they are to see that local varieties of trees are planted in appropriate locations after giving due thought to climatic and soil conditions.
The law states that trees should be located in:
- Mangroves and protected areas
- Ancestral domains
- Civil and military reservations
- Urban areas
- Inactive and abandoned mine sites
- Other suitable lands
If this kind of bill proposes in parliament, it will get pass easily! What do you think?