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SCAP to join Season of Creation Climate Walk anew, vows 200k bamboos

Quezon City - The Student Catholic Action of the Philippines continue to join forces with organizations and groups for this year's launching of yet another Season of Creation which will start this coming September 1 and will culminate during the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Thousands are expected to join the Walk for Creation this weekend, Sunday, September 1 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle which will start as early as 4 a.m. and to end by 9 a.m. of the same day. The event is primarily a celebration of the Web of Life to commemorate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation as declared by Pope Francis. No less than the Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, together with Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao will celebrate the Holy Mass.

The Walk for Creation will be on its third year in a row right after it was formally started last September 1, 2017, through the efforts of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)-Pilipinas. GCCM also led the Laudato Si' Pledge which began on the same year.

SCAP will be featuring its 200K Bamboohay Project during the September 1 event. The youth-led initiative aims to protect and sustain the watersheds of Metro Manila through planting bamboos in critical areas. The project and advocacy campaign also hope to form youth spirituality for ecological conversion.

The first significant bamboo growing schedule will be in Wawa Dam on September 21. It shall expect more than 500 participants from various partner youth organizations.

Young people are encouraged to join and to volunteer for the Walk for Creation and the September 21 Bamboo growing. Registration is free. Participants need to contact the national secretariat to get the details of these two programs.

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