Creating a Greener Community

Written by Form Esteves, Hanks Realty Group Social Media Specialist

Tree planting is one of the most rewarding activities that combine environmental stewardship with personal fulfillment. My recent tree planting experience not only deepened my appreciation for nature but also connected me with a community of like-minded individuals. On a crisp Sunday morning our company organized a tree-planting activity at a nearby park, where we were set to plant over a hundred saplings of coffee trees. The air was filled with a sense of purpose and camaraderie, as our team gathered, armed with shovels, gloves, and an unmistakable enthusiasm for making a tangible difference.

The process of planting a tree is both simple and profound. We began by digging holes, ensuring they were deep and wide enough to accommodate the young roots.

As I knelt to place the first sapling into its new home, I felt a surge of responsibility and hope. Gently covering the roots with soil, patting it down firmly, and watering the base was like nurturing a new life. Each tree planted was a promise for the future, a small yet significant step towards combating climate change, improving air quality, and creating a habitat for wildlife.

Apart from the physical act of planting, the experience was enriched by the stories shared among us the VirtuallyPH family. Conversations about the importance of trees, personal anecdotes of favorite childhood trees, and hopes for a greener world flowed easily. This communal effort fostered a sense of unity and purpose, reminding us that collective action can lead to meaningful change. By the end of the day, as we stood back to admire rows of newly planted saplings, there was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Tree planting had not only connected us to nature but also to each other, reinforcing the idea that every small act of kindness towards our planet counts.

This activity will create a great difference in the future!💚💚💚