06 August 2013

Globe Telecom Supports the Use of Renewable Energy

While the technology at fast developing pace, there is a slight problem to the environment. Now, the Philippine Telecommunication, Globe Telecom promotes the use of SOLAR Lantern Distribution to sustain environmental commitment.
Globe Telecom will partner communities together with Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines to the Solar Lantern Distribution program in the key areas of Batangas, Davao, and Benguet. These provinces will be involving in the Community of Practice(CoP) to bring beneficial to environment. Aside from that, it also advocates and initiates the company to promote good governance, social services, business entrepreneurship, and volunteerism.

According to Fernando Esguerra, OIC of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility, stated that:
"We employ a wholistic approach in the communities that we serve that is why we provide them with the tools to make their lives better. In this case, we decided on distributing solar lamps so that the people could avoid using coal and kerosene which are hazardous to their health and environment. More importantly, it is expected that the use of solar lamps will generate significant household savings which they can use for more productive undertakings".
Thus, Globe Telecom will provides tools to make lives better and more beneficial to environment. These solar lamps will be better than using hazardous chemicals like coal and kerosene which generally affects health and environment.

Moreover, these lamps could save more in a household and hence creates far more productive.

Solar Lamps Installation in the 3 provinces:
Initially, in Barangay Caliwit, Balete, Batangas, 80 solar lamps will be installed and distributed to the boatmen and tour guides of Taal. 
Balete is a fifth class municipality along Taal Lake which provides a panoramic view of Taal Volcano. Calawit is one of the 13 barangays in Balete.

In Arakan Valley, at the border of Davao and Northern Cotabato, recipients of the solar lamps are the 132 members of Bantay Gubat, a group of tribal people who protect the habitat of the Philippine Eagle.

On the other hand, public elementary schools hosting seedling nurseries will be the beneficiaries of 257 solar lamps in Benguet to lessen and eventually end their reliance on kerosene.
Solar Lamps

Solar lamps for distribution are either portable or for installation in homes and can provide from four(4) hours of continuous use under maximum setting to as long as 100 hours under bedtime setting. In addition,  it can also be used to charge mobile phones.

Globe Telecom currently partnered with Pusod, Inc. – on the protection of the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape, Philippine Eagle Foundation for the Forest Corridor Initiative Program in Arakan Valley, and Cordillera Conservation Trust on the Roots & Shoots Nursery Program in Benguet.

Source: Globe Telecom
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