HomeInterdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 4 no. 1 (2016)

Impacts of the One Million Trees and Beyond Project by Stakeholders of De La Salle Lipa, Philippines

Bernardo C. Lunar | Irish A. Dimaculangan | Judith U. Alcaraz



One Million Trees and Beyond is an environmental project that is spearheaded by De La Salle Philippines’ Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE). Lasallian schools are one in the pursuit to educate its stakeholders not only to love and appreciate the environment but also to take part in its conservation and preservation. LIFE strives to provide education with values formation. This study assessed the impacts of the One Million Trees and Beyond Project through a survey, interview and discussion that involved the different stakeholders. A SWOT analysis was also done to ascertain internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats of the project. Findings reveal that as regards project’s scope, the project deliverables are perceived to be readily understood; objectives are understood, straightforward and defined; and over-all complexity of the project is low.  In terms of organizational performance, the project is seen  by the stakeholders as possibly worth the effort with a high probability of realizing its objectives having been participated in by different sectors of the community and regarded with medium strategic importance. In terms of resource availability, it was described as in place but additional resources are required but not readily available. The respondents are one in saying that it  is necessary to continue implementing the OMTB project in the school since it helped the stakeholders not only to love and appreciate the environment but educated them on natural resource management to a great extent. An action plan was drafted to capitalize on the strengths and opportunities identified and to address the weaknesses and potential threats to the project .