World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched Greener at 50 funraising!

As part of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) global network’s 50th Anniversary, WWF-Philippines held the launch of Greener at 50 fundraising online auction on December 7, 2011 at One Café Events Place, One Corporate Avenue,OrtigasCenter. I was actually got the chance to experience bidding with our little seeds on hand. The event launched the Greener at 50 fundraising online auction, in partnership with E-bayPhilippines, for the benefit of WWF-Philippines’ environmental sustainability projects all over the country.

 “Much work remains to be done. Come now, and take this journey with us. From vulnerability to viability; from coral reefs, through climate change, to competitiveness; from sea turtles, through supply chains, to sustainability, take action make a bid for the Planet’s future, your future,” said WWF-Philippines CEO and Vice Chair Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan.

Guests were also able to experience a live auction but this time using seeds as money! The seeds that were collected will be planted (in different conservation areas) as part of WWF’s environmental efforts. Winners got to bring home photos taken personally by WWF-Philippines CEO and Vice Chair Lory Tan and by celebrity and influential photographer, Sara Black.  They also got to bid on a trip toHamiloCoast, one of WWF-Philippines’ conservation sites in the country.

The Greener at 50 auction will be continued online via E-bayPhilippines. Limited edition items from famous celebrities and personalities classified under fashion, music, food, arts, sports and once-in-a-lifetime WWF-led adventures will be up for grabs.

Items range from photographs, to music memorabilia, stylish clothes, paintings and even exclusive trainings from different experts.  Get to visit exclusive WWF sites and discover nature from a different perspective.

“Unlike other charity auctions, the organization’s Greener at 50 auction is geared to making people realize that everything is connected. The categories we’ve offered are different from one another and despite this, we learn that everything still goes back to nature,” said Marie Bretaña, WWF-Philippines Individual Donor Program Online Officer.   

“Another unique thing about this initiative is that we are offering immersive trips to our program sites, something that has never been done before,” she added.

Those interested to participate in the Greener at 50 online auction can visit to start bidding! WWF-Philippines will use the donations to turn individual efforts into collective actions as we look forward to more years of protecting and sustaining our living Planet.

Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s largest and most influential environmental-solutions provider. It has succeeded in its work to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to ensure that in this day through the future, humans coexist in harmony with nature. It is a mission that WWF has never given up on and has only strengthened with the help of local governments, communities, and partners from the business sector.

Be part of the solution. Be an agent of the environment. Bid for the future!

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