Sunday, March 18, 2012

saving 182

Wondering why? Check out the outfit I put together for work today.

 Yes, I have been laughed at a million and one times for wearing this color combination. And I have had a share of not-so-funny comments. (boo!)

Friend 1: Oh, nice that we have shade in this part of the city (while looking at me)
Friend 2: Hey, I love your color today, you blend well with nature.
Friend 3: So what are we sporting today, a pine tree or a pine tree?
Sister: (giggles) What's tall and green and brown?... (laughs) You!

Haha. These comments still make me smile every time I recall how brutally honest my friends and sister were.

Anyway, in my color wheel, it says green and brown work well with each other. These colors just complement each other in an indescribable way.

But my real agenda for wearing nature today is that I am in protest. There is an environmental/political/business issue that is brewing back in my hometown as I write this. And to show my support for the Save 182 Project, I chose to be a tree and blog about it today.

You see, I am originally from a quaint city on top of the beautiful mountain ranges back in the Philippines known as Baguio. It is a very quiet and beautiful place to live in because it is the only city that actually enjoys a cold climate in our country, considering that we are from the tropics, all thanks to the trees and the high altitude that keep our city temperate.

A few months ago, the largest shopping mall in the city decided to consider and eventually, delve into expanding their parking space and mall area,e which meant that there is a need to uproot, earth ball and replant the 182 trees that are within the mall's property once the project has been given a go signal. After hearing about this, I remembered the song that was released some years back and I felt very, very sad. I won't settle for Baguio becoming a backstabber to Mother Nature that, which, makes our entire city.

Citizens from my hometown are still actively fighting for this plan not to happen and being miles away from home, I want to show my utmost support for their cries of protest. Let us stop corporate greed and leave those poor trees alone. We need them more than a parking lot or a cafe hot spot.

If you would like to know more, please click on the link below and show your support for this movement and against this horrific plan.

 Vote green, world!

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