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Process Documentation of the "Treevolution"

By: Kathy Mar Mateo  

This is a process documentation of the new media campaign and strategies utilized for the promotion and conduct of the Mindanao-wide tree planting activity, TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW, which was conducted simultaneously in multiple locations on September 26, 2014. TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW is a Guinness World Record attempt for most number of trees planted within one hour. This record was previously achieved in India last August 15, 2011, where 340,200 participants across 408 locations planted 1,945,535 trees. The campaign aimed to mobilize all sectors of Mindanao for a simultaneous and Mindanao-wide tree planting activity. The documentation followed the progress of the new media activities for the campaign starting from the creation of the Facebook page on August 03 until the implementation day on September 26. Primary data of the process documentation were derived from interviews with the key organizers from MinDA and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The Facebook page insight feature also provided sufficient data on the number of traffic in the TreeVolution Facebook page, which was presented in a timeline format. The researcher also accessed the online registration form for the event to determine the number of participants who registered through the digital platform. A copy of this process documentation was submitted to the organizers to serve as reference document for the conduct of the second TreeVolution in 2015.

New Media, Social media, Social mobilization, Mindanao, Reforestation
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Kathy Mar Mateo

Development Management Officer , Public Relations, kathymar.mateo@gmail.com, Philippines
Davao del Sur, Philippines

Communication officer for a development agency in Mindanao, Philippines. I specialize in writing news, speeches, and other strategic messages. I am also passionate about writing copy for our multimedia products that promote the bounty of Mindanao to the rest of the world.