Congratulations go to a group of private sector leaders and environment advocates for a laudable project with the goal of transforming Edsa to a green avenue.
The leader of the Green Edsa Movement is Eddie Yap, who gathered a group of core convenors to help restore sidewalk spaces on Edsa and reduce car lanes by planting trees on both sides of the long avenue. It was very timely that the launch happened on Earth Day and was hosted by Maan Hontiveros.
This reminds me of Orchard Road in Singapore. Driving from the airport to the city, you get to pass tree lined sidewalks — what a refreshing sight.
Members of the convenors group are former Miss Universe Margie Moran Floirendo, Management Association of the Philippines Executive Marife Zamora, and Philippine Tatler Editor Anton San Diego.
Supporting convenors are from the Rotary Clubs of Las Pinas Uptown, Makati, Makati Central, Makati Uptown, and Mandaluyong. The Rotary Clubs of Pasig and Makati West were also invited.
Villages and homeowners associations backing this project are Barangay Bel-Air Makati, Dasmarinas Village Association Makati, Forbes Park Association Makati, and the San Antonio in Pasig City. The Paragon Plaza Condominium Corporation and Valle Verde Federation in Pasig City also attended.
Additionally, environmental organizations like that of Bikers United Movement, Christians in Conservation Philippines, Earth Day Network Philippines, Green Convergence Philippines, MNL Moves and Zero Waste Philippines, also advocate for this plan of action.
We all look forward to the greening of Edsa.