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San Carlos City Holds First Internationally-Sponsored Symposium & Workshop

The local government of San Carlos City, Neg. Occ. thru its City Environment Management Office (CEMO) is presently conducting the very first three-day Internationally-sponsored Symposium and Workshop on Environmental Initiatives for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools from June 1 to 3, 2017.

DepEd teachers listening during the environment symposium

Said very first internationally-sponsored symposium and workshop tackles international laws on solid waste management including water reserve and forestry laws, climate change, basic biodiversity, marine ecology, fishery and managed access, fish forever campaign and Tañon Strait protected seascape among others which carries the theme ‘From highlands to oceans” or “From Reefs to ridges”.

Participants to said 3-day activity reached around 170 including 65 principals and 65 teachers who are ecological solid waste management coordinators from the 65 public elementary and high schools in the city.

City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr said that the workshop is very important for teachers particularly the new ones to be reoriented about the laws on solid waste management so they can integrate it in their classes and sustain among schools the care for the environment especially with the onslaught of climate change.

Among the resource persons of said symposium-workshop include Engr. Sophie Manuel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Jomel Baobao and Rizaller Amolo of RARE Philippines, Information Officer Olive Seruelo of the Provincial Environmental Management Office and Liza Paguntalan of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.

In partnership with the city in initiating said symposium-workshop thru the CEMO include RARE Philippines, Oceana, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, City Agriculturist’s Office and the Department of Education.