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SM Baguio PIne Trees Infographics Jun 14, 2012 How much do you really know about the SM Baguio Pine Trees?
SM City Baguio Reaffirms its Commitment to the Environment Jun 14, 2012 - 9:29 AM MPST A multi-sectoral meeting was held last April 17 in the DILG office in camp crame chaired by DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo to discuss the concerns on the expansion of SM City Baguio.
SM Baguio explains redevelopment Jun 11, 2012 - 9:29 AM MPST May 1, 2012, Source: Business Mirror, Lito U. Gagni
Trees handled properly in SM Baguio upgrade Jun 11, 2012 - 9:28 AM MPST May 1, 2012 Source: Philippines Star, Federico D. Pascual Jr
Forestry Expert Backs Mall Expansion Jun 11, 2012 - 9:21 AM MPST May 4, 2012 Source: Manila Bulletin The property where SM City Baguio sits is not within the environmentally critical area, and neither a heritage site nor culturally and historically significant area, a forestry expert disclosed after conducting a tree health assessment in the area.
What is the extent of SM´s partnership with the USGBC? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:19 AM MPST M is a member of US Green Building council since 2011 and is registered under the name SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
Is Luneta Hill on top of 3 earthquake fault lines? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:19 AM MPST NO, a certification was issued by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology that certifies that SM is not on top of a fault line.
Is SM City Baguio LEED Certified? Jun 10, 2012 - 9:15 PM MPST It is a LEED Registered Project. The design documents are yet to be submitted by SM´s LEED Consultant, Davis, Langdon & Seah, who enrolled SM as a Member of USGBC in 2011
SM received a lot of criticisms on social media about its environmental programs because of the alleged earthballing of trees at SM City Baguio - that SM is hypocritical. Jun 11, 2012 - 9:17 AM MPST What can SM say about this?
Is the expansion of SM City Baguio just a mere parking lot? Jun 14, 2012 The additional parking space to be integrated in the expansion area of the mall can help ease vehicle congestion on roads near the mall.
Does SM have the legal right and ownership over the property? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:16 AM MPST Public records are available for verification.
Does SM have the necessary permits? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:15 AM MPST If so, do they have the right to cut and earthball the trees?
How many trees will be affected in the expansion? What is the status of these trees? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:13 AM MPST There will be 182 trees that will be affected. Out of 182, 43 are Alnus Trees, 97 are Pine trees, while the rest are just 42 saplings (combination of pine and alnus)
Is there a structural stability problem that SM is facing right now? Jun 11, 2012 - 9:00 AM MPST Some reports say that there is a need to put a wall that will prevent soil erosion. Shouldn´t the non-cutting of trees prevent erosion?
Caught in the hack Jun 11, 2012 - 9:21 AM MPST May 7, 2012 Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Conrado Banal This is an undeniable point on the 182-tree issue over the P1.2-billion construction of the SM group in its mall property in Baguio City: What compelled SM to pursue the project was the power of nature itself—the environment.
THE FACTS ABOUT THE SM BAGUIO PINE TREES Jun 8, 2012 Few things you would want to know about the SM Baguio Pine Trees

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