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 last December 7, 2011 at One Café Events Place, One Corporate Avenue, Ortigas Center.
The event, hosted by WWF National Ambassador Rovilson Fernandez, launched the Greener at 50 fundraising online auction, in partnership with E-bay Philippines, 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.
Bloggers and media guests were also able to experience a live auction 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 WWF merchandises (shirt, umbrella, pillow) and photos taken personally by WWF-Philippines CEO and Vice Chair Lory Tan and by celebrity and influential photographer, Sara Black.
But the best part is, I got to the highest bid on a trip to Hamilo Coast, one of WWF-Philippines’ conservation sites in the country! Thanks to my fellow Blogger friends who donated their seeds to me. :-)
The Greener at 50 auction will be continued online via E-bay Philippines. 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.