Shutterstock Students in the Philippines must plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate from elementary school, high school, and college, CNN reported. The initiative comes from a bill passed by the Philippine Congress earlier this month. The trees can be planted in either forests, mangroves, reserves, urban areas, abandoned mining sites, or in indigenous territory, according to the bill . Its goal is to help promote "inter-generational responsibility" over environmental protection. Here’s one way to plant 175 million trees within a year: get young people to do it for school. On May 15, the Philippine Congress officially passed a Bill stating that all students from elementary school, high school, and college (roughly equivalent to primary school, secondary school and university) must plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate, CNN reported . The trees can be planted in either forests, mangroves, reserves, urban areas, abandoned mining sites, or in indigenous territory, according to the Bill . According to CNN, the trees must be also appropriate for the area’s climate, and indigenous tree species are preferred. The Bill – named the "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act 2016" – was introduced by congressman Gary Alejano to promote […]

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