*The eco-KALAN Project, in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Negros Oriental Division of the Department of Education, and 302nd Infantry (Achiever) Brigade of the Philippine Army, has established the Sustainable Tree Farming for Firewood (STFF) Program in northern Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental
“to ensure environmental sustainability” (Goal 7, United Nations (UN) Millennium Development).
The eco-KALAN Project, when applied on a national and international scale, has the potential to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
The eco-KALAN and its ensuing economic benefits are also well aligned with the
UN Millennium Goal 1 - “to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”. The eco-KALAN Project also applies Principle 1 of the UN Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, June 3-14, 1992, which states: “Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.”