(General Manager Patrick Beck and Mimosa Golf Superintendent Andy Mason plant a tree in celebration of Earth Day.)
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Celebrated every 22nd of April since its commencement in 1970, Earth day was launched to mark a global commitment in building a safe and sustainable planet.
In line with this global environmental event, Quest Hotel Conference Center, Clark (QHCP) and Mimosa Golf Course General Manager, Mr. Patrick Beck spearheaded a tree planting and solid waste segregation activity held at the golf course and hotel respectively. “We are happy Quest Hotel is doing this, that we are taking the initiative to celebrate and do something for the planet,” said Mr. Beck.
With the help of some earth-advocate employees, the group was able to plant 10 trees around the scenic Mimosa Golf Course and segregated solid waste into paper, plastic, metal and glass at the hotel sports grounds, a practice Mr. Beck wants the employees to develop in their everyday lives saying, “Taking care of the Earth is a responsibility and we have to remember that every single day. It starts with us, and the little things, teaching our children to dispose their garbage properly can make a big impact.
QHCP and Mimosa Golf Course together with its employees commit in helping to preserve the environment by also doing earth friendly projects such as cleaning blitz and donation of used oil and battery to ABS-CBN foundation which are done outside the Earth Day celebration.
In 2008, Presidential Proclamation 1481 was signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declaring April 22 of every year as “Philippines’ Earth Day” to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing the country and its citizens.