Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The 3RD NATIONAL INTEGRATED Eco-Waste Management Exhibition

The four-day 3RD NATIONAL INTEGRATED eco-waste management exhibition with the theme “Engaging Response to the Changing Environment” happened last January 26 until January 29, 2017 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle was led by Senator Cynthia Villar which 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.  

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.

The following were the exciting activities held during the summit: 

January 26 -  Opening / Fashion Show by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines and Yes-O Manila

January 27 - Talks

January 28 -  E-Concert with True Faith and Sponge Cola

January 29 -  ECO Bike Ride “Padyak Para sa Kalikasan” Zumba “Dance For Your Health” 
                  -  John Arcilla’s Meet&Greet

The four-day Exhibition spearheaded by Director Eli Eldifonso of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-NCR (DENR) showcased initiatives, best practices, and emerging technologies. Lectures and presentations by experts on varied subjects of interest were also conducted. 

Some personalities who were known for their leadership and active environmental role were also invited to help draw people to the event. These personalities were: Senator Loren Legarda, and Senator Cynthia Villar, and Quezon City’s Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte, True Faith, Spongecola, John Arcilla and many more. 

Along with raising awareness, the E-Summit worked with government agencies and non-government organizations to urge the public, especially the youth, to participate in effective solid waste management, healthier lifestyle programs, and other initiatives that would help save the environment and promote a healthy way of life.

Officials of the DENR-NCR, Environmental Management Bureau, Climate Change Commission, National Solid Waste Management Commission, Metro-Manila Development Authority and other national agencies and local government units, as well as CEOs and senior managers of private companies participating as exhibitors also attended the opening day of the event.

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. 

I attended the 4th ECO Summit day 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. 

There are booth from different municipalities in the metro who shared their ideas on what to do about the plastics materials, hazardous and even the residuals things that we can still recycle.

I was amazed on the outcome of this plastic bottles, straws, egg trays and even the flowers that was made from recycled materials. 

Indeed, there is money in our recycled materials and we can also save the environment.

This event is free and open to the public.


For more details, please visit their website at www.environmentsummit.ph, Facebook, page at EnvironmentSummitPH2017, and on Twitter @Esummit2017

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