National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the provincial government of Guimaras have launched the Green Spark program that aims to introduce environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyle component to the company’s host communities.
NGCP said the project in San Lorenzo is in partnership with Bambike Revolution Cycles, an organization supporting local tourism using bicycles made with locally sourced bamboo.
“Our efforts will usher in a new ecotourism milestone in Guimaras which will be centered on biking to explore the island’s tourist destinations. Bicycling is strongly encouraged as a sustainable and ecofriendly mode of tourism. There is minimal environmental damage. The activity produces no carbon emissions, promotes health through physical movement, and requires little to no public infrastructure to support,” the company said in a statement.
In 2019, NGCP also launched the Green Spark program in the agricultural community of Macabud in Rodriguez, Rizal where electric vehicles complete with charging stations were provided to the community. -J. Macapagal