The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) is preparing different activities for three (3) environment celebrations in November, Senior Environment Management Specialist Elbe Balucanag disclosed.
Environment events celebrated are Environmental Awareness Month, Clean Air Month and Climate Change Consciousness Week.
Balucanag, who is the Officer-In-Charge of PEMO – Environment Management Division said that the activities lined up for the celebrations include an Environment Quiz Bee and Poster – Making Contest for elementary pupils and high school students, and Symposia.
“The Environment Quiz Bee and Poster-Making Contest is slated on November 17 while the symposia and awarding of the winners of the Search for Model Schools in Solid Waste Management will be on November 18,” Balucanag added.
Cash incentives await the winners of the 2 contests as well as the winners of the search.
Republic Act 9512 or the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008, declared the month of November as “Environmental Awareness Month.” This law called for the integration of environmental education in school curricula.
On the other hand, Proclamation 1109 issued in 1997 declared November as “Clean Air Month” to create awareness among motorists on the importance and benefits of vehicle maintenance.
“Climate Change Consciousness Week” which was signed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino by virtue of Memorandum Circular 25 on October 28, 2011, is celebrated from November 19 – 25 annually.