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Negros Occidental to launch Green Campus, Green Business and Barangay Capitolyo SWM Programs

Negros Occidental (19 June) -- The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through the Provincial Environment Management Office is launching the Green Campus, Green Business and the Capitolyo Solid Waste Management Programs at the opening ceremony, June 22 of the 17th Provincial Environment Week at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activities Center (NOMPAC).

A covenant will be signed by the provincial government officials and representatives from the different schools and business sectors as a pledge to Negrenses that as human beings, men are part of the natural order and must therefore respect and conserve the environment and its ecology so it may in turn nurture and preserve its posterity.

The program aims to spearhead and sustain environmental initiatives that will serve as “Learning Laboratories” for students, “Technology Pool” for our Business Sector and a “Showcase of Initiatives” for the Capitol Solid Waste. Further, also to inculcate the value of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development among the Negrenses.

It evolves on ecological solid waste management, energy conservation, cleanliness and beautification, greening, water conservation, environment education, and wildlife conservation.

Prior to the launching, PEMO is also organizing a Walk for the Environment from the Bacolod City Public Plaza up to NOMPAC at 7AM. Mass will follow at 8 o’clock where the exhibits at NOMPAC will also be opened for the public.

Aside from the launching, the German Technical Cooperation will also turn-over five computer units to five local government units for the Coastal Fisheries Resources Management project.

A turn-over of IECs on environment will also be led by Bacolod Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Chair of the Earth Day Convenors and Mayor Manuel Escalante III, President of the Association of Chief Executives in Negros Occidental.

The province represented by Governor Isidro Zayco will receive from DOST and Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) portable bio-digester machine.

The Environment Week will last until June 27 with various activities lined up like exhibits, fora on climate change, waste market fair, poster making contest, investor’s award, eco-quiz, clean-up and mangrove planting activities in line with this year’s theme: Global Warming, if you care…do your share. (PIA/EAD) [top]

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