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Eco-Waste Management Summit Held at Quezon City

Posted by on 1. February 2017
Photo Caption: (From left to right) Under Secretary Noel Felongco, Executive Director Eligio Ildifonso, Commisioner Crispian Lao, Dr. Met Palaypay, Under Secretary Sylvia Ordonez, Mr. Diogenes Osabel and Deputy Chairman Frisco San Juan.

Photo Caption: (From left to right) Under Secretary Noel Felongco, Executive Director Eligio Ildifonso, Commisioner Crispian Lao, Dr. Met Palaypay, Under Secretary Sylvia Ordonez, Mr. Diogenes Osabel and Deputy Chairman Frisco San Juan.

Our Environment just got a major boost with a 4-day environmental summit last January 26-29, 2017.  Key speakers gave their take on the changes in the environment, best practives and emerging technologies to further educate the public in the importance of Nature.

3rd Eco-Waste Management Summit

Our environment is our concern as whatever happens to it directly affects us in so many ways.  We have the ever changing weather conditions. There’s the calamities.  We also are dealing with scarcity in some resources and a lot more.  It’s good the earth-warriors gather annually for the Eco-Waste Management Summit. This year’s summit was held at Quezon City Memorial Circle from January 26-29, 2017.

Keynote speakers like Senator Cynthia Villar, Under Secretary Sylvia Ordonez, and Director Eli Eldifonso of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-NCR (DENR) give remarkable and inspiring speech during the opening of the Summit with the theme “Engaging Response to the Changing Environment”, that opened last Thursday, January 26, 10 a.m., at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

The four-day Environment Summit spearheaded by DENR comprise initiatives, best practices, and emerging technologies. Lectures and presentations by experts on varied subjects of interest were also conducted. The Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines and Yes-O Manila showcased their fashionable pieces made from recycled materials.

One of the highlights of the Summit was the “Walkthrough the Environment”, an interactive activity with 10 stations that will make you experience what the environment is going through right now and will help you reflect on what you can do to save Mother Earth.

On the 3rd day of the event, they had an ECO Concert or “Tugtugan Para sa Kalikasan” where Filipino bands such as True Faith, Kjwan, Spongecola, Sasaya, Alchemy, GNGBND, Where’s Ramona?, Avalon Beyond, Banna Harbera, and Papapeta were invited to perform and showcase their talents. The ECO Summit closed its 4-day event last January 29, 2017, Sunday with ECO-Bike Ride. The proceeds from the Bike Ride will benefit the environment. They also had a Free Zumba with Mr. John Arcilla.

This event was made possible by our major sponsors like LG Lopez JFE, Landbank, Cemex, Development Bank of the Philippines, Maynilad, JJ Esteban Enterprises, Cleanway, Metroclark Waste Management, Plantex, LG Lopez Industrial Sales and Services Inc., Eco-system Technologies Inc., and EEI Corporation. Our minor sponsors, Malabon Soap, Full Advantave Phils Int’l,… And our official media partner, WhenInManila.com and Buhay Pinoy at PTV4.

The Environment Summit aims to shed light on environmental and ecological issues that disrupt the processes of Mother Nature and the creatures living within it. In light of the celebration of the Waste Management Act anniversary and the Zero Waste Month every January, the summit seeks to educate the public on the destruction of the environment and what they can do to help alleviate this situation.

For more information, visit their website at www.environmentsummit.ph, follow them on Facebook, EnvironmentSummitPH2017, and on Twitter @Esummit2017. The event is free and open to the public.

9 Responses to Eco-Waste Management Summit Held at Quezon City

  1. RUSS

    It’s good to know that more groups & organizations are doing their part in helping save the environment. The more earth-warriors we have and the more that people are informed, we get a better chance of saving the environment.

  2. Ruth

    It is always good to read news such as this. I hope this create awareness about waste management and how little things we do everyday can be a great impact to environmental issues. I am starting to use less paper and plastic everyday. Should be a good start 🙂

  3. Kat Centeno

    Those costumes are so creative. We all need to know waste management in our own homes. We need to do our share in minimizing our carbon footprint.

  4. Khushboo

    Waste management is one of the biggest crisis that developing countries including my own are facing and it is important to discuss this pressing concern on international forums like these. Great post!

  5. Ana Rose | Roads and Pages

    Congratulations for such a wonderful and meaningful program. It is a good thing to have more programs like that for us Filipinos to gain an awareness of the importance of the natural environment in our life. I love the costumes of the participants. They were all creative. I love your post. Definitely, I will be sharing this in my Facebook Page. Keep posting. 🙂

  6. Fred Hawson

    This is really a very important cause. There is simply too much waste! And people here do not seem to care when they carelessly throw their trash around. There is nothing more annoying and maddening than seeing people throw trash on the street and especially in bodies of water.

  7. Bhushavali

    Eco waste management is the need of the hour. Esp with all the e-waste that we keep creating, by keeping on changing our cellphones and laptops. I recently found a good one to dispose my old LCD TV here!

  8. Tiffany Yong

    We are going to have one in Singapore soon too! Everyone of us plays a part in saving the environment! Hope to be able to work towards a healthier earth!

  9. Shub

    So so relevant! These kind of initiatives are very necessary. Even kids need to know all about it.

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