MENRO conducts SPES Environmental Leadership activity

Created: Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office conducted a Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) Environmental Leadership activity. It was a 3 day activity for the students under the SPES of the municipality and aimed to equip the youth to be future leaders with knowledge in protecting the environment.

Resource speakers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Environment Management Bureau oriented the students with the Environmental Laws that governs in their respective Barangays, Municipality, Province and our nation. Topics on the importance of marine ecosystem and how marine creatures help maintain its balance were also taught to the students.

An environmental walk was also done. It was  clean-up activity in the major thoroughfares of San Jose de Buenavista and Tradetown Market. The 212.5 kilograms of wastes that were collected by the students was then segregated. The plastic wastes were used to make bottle bricks.

The students then joined the Brigada Eskwela. The bottle bricks that were made was then used to build a bench in 4 primary Schools of San Jose de Buenavista.◙