Sunday, May 17, 2009

World Environment Day 2009

The World Environment Day (WED) is a United Nations mandated program and advocacy that promote awareness on the puzzle of impending global climate change. Batangas City will be the host to World Environment Day 2009 to be held on June 1-7. This year's theme is “Your Planet Needs You! Unite to Combat Climate Change!”

Schedule of Activities:

GREEN EXPO June 1-7 at Plaza Mabini - Participated by various exhibitions from cooperatives with green products and Industrial organizations with their best environmental practices.

GREEN CAMP June 4-7 – Collegio ng Lunsod ng Batangas - Environmental related activities of Boy Scout and Girl Scout of the Philippines.

ENVIRONMENTAL PARADE/A Day of Clean Air June 5 – A grand opening of NON-MOTORIZED parade to be participated in by the multi-sectoral groups with awards for Best Float and Best Contingent. Coincidentally with a car less/smoke free day in the city street where walking and biking for a clean air are encourage.

HANDSHAKE and HUGS for EARTH SYNERGY June 5, 7 p.m. at Chiz Amis Garden, Hilltop - the highlight fellowship activity where various sector leaders and multi-races meet and greet for the environment.

GARBO-FORESTRY June 7, 7:00 a.m. at Old City Dumped Site – A continuous effort of reforestation and rehabilitation program of Mayor Dimacuha in converting a closed city dumped site into a green park and wildlife sanctuary.

LAKAN at LAKAMBINI ng KALIKASAN ng PILIPINAS 2009 SEARCH - June 6, 7:00 p.m. at Batangas City Sports Coliseum - Search for a lady and gentleman from different provinces and cities nationwide vying for said title to become the Philippine Ambassador for the Environment.

This pageant was launched in 1999 as a highlight for city’s clean and green program, that for the sake of environment the City Government of Batangas through Mayor Dimacuha has graciously lent franchise with WED Philippines, for re-launched on a national level to give face for the celebration of 2009 World Environment Day.

World Environment Day Philippines Annual General Assembly meanwhile will be held at Sangguniang Panlunsod session hall on June 7 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

World Environment Day – Batangas City Directory

Ms. Luz Amparo - Secretary to the Mayor Tel. No. (043) -722-0579
Fax – (043) 723-1558
Dr. Angelito Bagui – CSWMO – (043) 300-3373/706-0629
Mr. Oliver C. Gonzales – CENRO (043) 723-8844/706-0626
Mr. Ed Borbon – Pageant Chair (043) 723-2791
Ms. Letty Chua – PIO – (043) 723-2344/723-6746

World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

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