This year marks a momentous milestone for CT Link as we celebrate 25 years! We have always strived to help our business partners and customers succeed with solutions that help better their operations, secure their network, and improve user experience. To give back to the community that’s been supporting us, we have decided to help rebuild our environment by replanting trees with the help of Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. (FEED).
FEED is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports sustainable education & tree-planting, aiming to inclusively grow, preserve and protect Philippine biodiversity – marine and terrestrial – through integrated Ridge to Reef social forestry programs, community development & livelihood initiatives, and scientific and practical research into agriculture, environment, farming, forestry, fisheries and sustainability.
FEED’s goal in these projects is not to just plant trees in the forests, but to ensure that each tree is able reach its maturity. To achieve this, it is important that people stay behind and are able to care for each tree planted so that they can reach their full potential. They empower the local communities by giving them jobs that empower the community to be able to do just this. It is also able to run due to the donations that companies like us give to do these tree planting outreaches.
We approached FEED about their program to see if we would be able to contribute to their cause. We felt that their values were very similar to our own as we don’t stop our services to our customers after the sale. We continuously find ways to ensure that our customers are utilizing their solutions to the utmost to get the biggest benefit. We were happy to go through FEED’s stringent screening to see if our company was right for their program, and we were happy to get their approval and start our year with their program.
The CT Link Family went to their facilities in Laguna last February 25, and planted 480 saplings after hiking through the forest. We were also introduced to their community and given a tour of the future plans of the facility where more comprehensive programs are planned to be made available. We are looking forward to trying the different outreach programs that they have available which encompass not only forestry but also oceanic efforts like mangrove replanting.
Thank you FEED for letting us experience this wonderful activity and giving us a chance to give back to the community for our 25th Anniversary. We hope to do more activities with you in the future!