A SMART “Tree-bute” to Teachers

We at SMART would like to invite you to the 1st Tree Planting activity dedicated for teachers dubbed “Tree-bute” to Teachers. Through our Education (Kabalikat sa Edukasyon) and Environment (Kabalikat sa Kalikasan) initiatives, we join various other organizations in celebrating our teachers this month of September, culminating in World Teacher’s Day on October 5. Tree-bute to Teachers will be held on September 17, 2010, Friday at the Marikina Watershed, Sitio San Joseph, Brgy, San Jose, Antipolo City.

TMC participants will be joined by more than 100 employees of SMART as well as students and teachers from Antipolo City. We hope to get 2 members of each committee to join us in this effort to honor our teachers as well as to support the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation’s (PDRF) Marikina Watershed Initiative. PDRF is composed of members of the private sector and its primary objective is to rehabilitate and protect critical areas of the Marikina Watershed, whose reduced forest cover contributed largely to heavy flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding downstream cities during Typhoon Ondoy.

We would appreciate your confirmation by responding to this email on or before August 24, 2010.

Details of Tree-bute to Teachers are as follows:

Date: September 17, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 8am-3pm
Place: Marikina Watershed, Sitio San Joseph, Brgy, San Jose, Antipolo City

Meals: Packed breakfast and lunch off-site will be served
Assembly Time and Place:

Transportation || Assembly Area || Assembly Time || Departure Time / To
Will not bring vehicle SMART Tower drop off area 5:00AM 5:30AM /to Shell Gas
(rear entrance), access road, Station-Jollibee
Valero St., Makati City
Will bring vehicle Shell Gas Station-Jollibee, 6:00AM 6:30AM /to Marikina Watershed
Marcos Highway, Antipolo City

*Due to the rough nature of the terrain, only 4x4 vehicles are capable of getting through the road to the planting site.

Program of Activities:
8a-830a : Short Program and Orientation at San Joseph Elementary School
830a-1030a : Tree Planting (Expect a 20-minute trek to the planting site. We will cross three streams, with water level not more than one foot deep on each stream.)
1pm-3pm : Lunch

Thanks and see you there!

Stephanie V. Orlino
Public Affairs Group
Smart Communications, Inc.
8F Smart Tower 1
6799 Ayala Ave, Makati City
Tel: +632.511.3724
Fax: +632.511.3100
Mobile: +63918.337.1239
Email: svorlino@smart.com.ph