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The New Year: A Time to Reflect, Appreciate, and Protect Our Natural Environment

Updated: Jan 9

As we approach the new year, it's a natural time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. While this process can be beneficial for personal growth and well-being, it's also important to consider the role that our environment plays in our lives and how we can better appreciate and protect it.

Our natural environment provides us with life-sustaining resources such as clean air, water, and food, and serves as a home for countless species of plants and animals. It's an integral part of the global ecosystem and plays a vital role in our well-being. However, every year, the state of our environment seems to be deteriorating at an alarming rate.

View Deck at the Lighthouse Marina Resort overlooking Subic Bay and Mount Cinco Picos along the Zambales Redondo Peninsula

So while we look back on the past and reflect on the experiences and people that have shaped us, let us also be grateful for the environment that sustains us.

Expressing gratitude for nature not only helps us to recognize its inherent value, but it also motivates us to take action to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the many benefits it provides.

As we enter another year, Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF) will continue to create meaningful programs that will not only show the beauty of nature but also promote environmental protection and generate sustainable livelihood for the community.

Here are some of our activities:

Forest and Folklore: Guardians of the Forest

Join us on a journey of discovery to Subic Bay and experience the beauty of the natural world through the eyes of the Aeta people, one of the first native settlers in the Philippines. The Aeta have a deep connection with the environment, one that has allowed them to thrive in harmony with nature and has helped to preserve the remaining forests in the region.

As a world culture, we have much to learn about sustainability, conservation, environmental ethics, and genuine concern for future generations from indigenous peoples like the Aeta, who have a wealth of ecological knowledge and a unique bond with the land, water, and wildlife of their ancestral realms.

This new kind of experience will allow you to not only explore nature but also create meaningful interactions with the Aeta people, celebrating and preserving their culture and identity. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and connect with the natural world and the Aeta in a truly evocative and empowering way.

Reef to Ridge: A Journey of Environmental Conservation (for corporations)

Are you looking to improve your brand image and make a positive impact on people and the planet? Our program is here to help! Our innovative approach combines the best of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, inspiring your team and creating a positive impact on the people and the planet. With our program, you'll not only improve your brand image but also inspire your team to make a difference in the world.

The global crisis of trash, particularly plastics, in our waters is having devastating consequences on marine wildlife, human health and safety, and the economies of many nations. Tackling this issue at the source and changing the behaviors that contribute to it is crucial in addressing this environmental problem. The International Coastal Cleanup, of which the Lighthouse Legacy Foundation is the Zambales Area Coordinator, provides valuable data on trash collection that can guide governments, manufacturing industries, businesses, and individuals in finding solutions to marine debris. By participating in this annual volunteer effort, we can work towards a healthier ocean and a better future.

Our International Coastal Clean-Up campaign features a ridge-to-reef story. We want people to understand that cleaning up is one action we need to do to correct the mistakes of humanity. We will show that cleaning up leads to recycling and the circular economy, which we hope to build together.