Sustainable Energy Donated to Save Banaue Rice Terraces

Posted on January 27, 2010


Several international power companies have teamed up to donate a $1 million sustainable energy facility to Ifuego, the town central to the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines.  The 2,000 to 6,000 year old terraces cover 4,000 square miles and were nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995.

The terraces are in danger of destruction due to an increase in erosion, and the corporate donation is designed to help mitigate that destruction.  Presumably the idea is that sustainable, green power will help the preservation of all natural resources in the region, the terraces included.

The corporations also hope to bring attention to the problems facing the terraces, which only grow worse for each year they are not addressed.  It has been estimated that it would cost $400,000 a year to maintain the terraces and prevent erosion.

Read the full article, Green Power To Help Ancient Rice Terraces at UPI.