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Forest Friends: the Party for a Cause you Should Not Miss!

Forest Friends: the Party for a Cause you Should Not Miss!


Mynila Team October 29, 2019 Music & Culture

For the Forest is a Filipino-focused project that offers anyone from anywhere the chance to fund the reforestation efforts in Yangil, Zambales. A land owned by the indigenous Aeta Tribe that resides there.

On November 7th they are throwing a party at Verde bar (Poblacion) you should not miss: Forest Friends, with performances by Basically Saturday Night, Leanne And Naara, Rice Lucido and dj sets by Local Sun x Captain Planet Milkman!

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Each ticket sold will fund one tree in Yangil and get you a beer to party!

Through reforesting the ancestral lands of the Aetas of Yangil, they hope to better their way of life, as well as contribute to battle the climate crisis one tree at a time. In reforesting this area, once ravaged by the infamous eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, they are able to create a sustainable livelihood for the tribe by providing them resources for food and business, create they own carbon sink to fight the climate crisis, and build an entirely new oasis for the local wildlife to thrive once more.

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Rebuilding an entirely new forest won’t be easy and it’s true! Money doesn’t grow on trees. But from the pockets of many, the once empty plains and mountains of Yangil, Zambales can once again thrive in greenery. Every peso counts to regrow what was once lost.

“We all knew that restoring forests could play a part in tackling climate change, but we didn’t really know how big the impact would be. Our study shows clearly that forest restoration is the best climate change solution available today. But we must act quickly, as new forests will take decades to mature and achieve their full potential as a source of natural storage.” – Prof. Thomas Crowther, co-author of the study and founder of Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich.

Inspired by the efforts of those fighting for the future around the world and right here in our own home, For the Forest aims to incite action, ignite solutions.

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“Last March 2019, as I was filling up little pockets of soil with seeds in Yangil, Zambales, a new friend chimed in: imagine a world where just one celebrity’s fanbase pledged to plant a tree each. We’d have millions of them here now.

She didn’t know it then, but that simple idea reverberated in my head for days. If it was that easy, we should make it real, it could be real. And with that, I went to work.

It was a simple idea: engage an audience to want to build a forest.

A simple solution to combat the climate crisis; a movement that will help fix the ecological balance of those who depend on it, like the Aetas of Yangil and the wildlife that once thrived there. To restore a home into a carbon sink that will aid the fight  against the climate crisis. To provide a new oasis for our wildlife. To transform the lands, once ravaged by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, to a new home for our brothers and sisters.

For the Forest aims to be that: Your simple solution to take action. Imagine a whole new forest in our lifetime. Let’s make it real.” – Issa Barte

Get your early bird tickets HERE and party for the Forest!