HARI FOUNDATION, INC., HARIBON unveil 2nd HARI EcoVan

Hyundai drives environmental sustainability. HARI Foundation, Inc., (HFI) the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines, and HARIBON Foundation, the country’s pioneering crusader for nature conservation and eco-stewardship, unveiled last September 25, 2012 the second HARI EcoVan at the Hyundai headquarters in Makati City. At the unveiling were (L-R) HARI Chairman Emeritus and HFI Chairman Richard L. Lee, HARI President and CEO and HFI President Fe Perez-Agudo, HARIBON Chairperson John Lesaca, and HARIBON COO Anabelle Plantilla.

HARI Foundation, Inc., (HFI) the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines, and HARIBON Foundation, the country’s pioneering crusader for nature conservation and eco-stewardship, unveiled last September 25, 2012 the second HARI EcoVan at the Hyundai headquarters in Makati City.

This will be the second of the country’s first-ever fully-customized classroom-on-wheels in the Philippines to promote biodiversity.  Like its predecessor, the 2nd HARI EcoVan, which was customized by HFI for HARIBON in partnership with Centro Manufacturing Corporation, features a cargo deck configured into a small classroom with a built-in library, audio-visual system with a large screen for film showing and AVP presentations, interactive games, an art booth for art workshops and storytelling, and a display of HARIBON merchandise and information materials.

Present at the unveiling of the 2nd HARI EcoVan were HARI Chairman Emeritus and HARI Foundation Chairman Richard L. Lee, and HARI President and CEO and HARI Foundation President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARIBON Chairperson John Lesaca, and HARIBON COO Anabelle Plantilla.

This second mobile eco-classroom will be deployed to the Visayas region to widen the reach and spread of the green advocacy of HFI and HARIBON.  A third HARI EcoVan is in the works and will be donated early next year by HFI for the Mindanao region.

To date, a total of 1,794 grade schoolers and 130 kindergarten students in 5 public schools in Metro Manila have

The first HARI EcoVan was unveiled and turned over to HARIBON during its 40th anniversary celebration on Earth Day, April 22 this year.  To date, it has visited five elementary schools in Makati, Quezon City, and Marikina with over 1,900 students benefitting from the biodiversity learning sessions given by the Training and Education team of the Haribon Foundation.   Other schools in Metro Manila are being lined up for the next batch of learning sessions.