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Women sector pushes IEC on global warming

by Jean Duron-Abangan

Tagum City (16 March) -- While Mindanao is being placed under a power crisis status due to severe lack of electricity, the women sector in Davao del Norte is pushing for massive education about global warming and climate change.

Guesting in a media forum here, Providencia Nunez, president of Davao del Norte Province Council of Women said the women sector here had committed to spread information regarding global warming so households would understand it and would readily take part with actions taken to address the adverse effects of such phenomenon.

During the recently held Davao del Norte Women's Congress, the council of women tackled discussions regarding global warming and climate change along with the anti-Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) law, and volunteerism.

The council of women adopted a resolution signifying their support to actions taken to promote at the grassroots level, the major concerns brought out during the congress, especially global warming and climate change.

To help address such weather phenomenon, they committed to encourage families of women members to plant more trees and do backyard gardening; save electricity; conserve water; and encourage people to prefer walking the short distance trip than taking either a car or motorcycle ride.

Nunez cited household awareness on the need to save water and electricity as very important now that power supply has become scarce due to the long dry spell.

Nunez said the women can be of much help in this concern because actions in line with global warming such as waste management, and water and power conservation can be done right at the household level.

Other suggestions to address global warming, taken during the Women's Congress was to care and to nurture trees, more than just planting them.

The women noted that a number of trees had been planted even in school which usually required grading students to plant a tree, but not many trees had grown and live long "because they're not cared for enough.' (PIA XI) [top]

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