Community Based Charcoal Briquetting Project
Tanay Mountaineers Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to protect the environment. They are engaged in educating the people about the environment. Through research and studies, they found out that charcoal making in Tanay is one of the causes of deforestation which endangers the environment. The Community Based Charcoal Briquetting Project was created to save the trees in the forest. Charcoal briquetting is a process of making charcoal without cutting any trees. This project not only aims to protect the environment but also make the people in the area aware of the causes of charcoal-making. This project also bring livelihood to the people in the community.
The organization was able to provide free metal drums or carbonizer to different hotspot areas in Tanay namely Barangay San Andres, Sto. Nino, Mamuyao, Cayabu, Tinucan, Sta. Ines, Laiban, Daraitan, and Cuyambay (Tablon). The members taught each community the process of making charcoal with the use of agricultural waste. The carbonized materials are then being sold by each community to Tanay Mountaineers who will then finish the process at the Materials Recovery Facility of Tanay. The finished products are sold by the members as part of their advocacy and income generating project.