A new law in the Philippines went into effect last month and I’m a fan. Students now have a final requirement before graduation, they must plant 10 trees. The new law called, “Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act” applies to graduates from elementary, high schools and universities. The bill was introduced to help fix deforestation and teach a new generation about environmental stewardship. Every year 175 million kids will graduate from these schools and over the course of a generation, that adds up to 525 billion trees planted. The island has been severely deforested over the past century and needs those trees.

Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to graduate



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