Quezon City, December 8, 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the award of a ‘Community Grant’ to ABS CBN Foundation, supporting the organization’s environmental sustainability programs in the country. Earlier this year, IBM collaborated with the organization to hold a company-wide seedling potting and environmental awareness initiative, as part of its Centennial Celebration of Service.
In July, approximately 1,000 IBMers with their families and friends, embarked on the Big Blue Jungle: Save the La Mesa Watershed project. Done in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation, the project aimed to raise environmental awareness, and help reforest the La Mesa Watershed, considered as the last remaining forest in Metro Manila, and the site of the reservoir that supplies water to millions of Filipinos in the metropolis. The participants were able to plant over 800 tree seedlings.