Event: Sharing Responsibility for the Environment, 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition

Environment Summit 2016 Exibition

Hello Sweeties!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition as part of the 2016 Environmental Summit  or one of the highlights of Philippine Environment Month, held at SM Mega`s Trade Hall 1 & 2.  It was a 4 day event that showcased the programs and projects aimed to reduce air, land, and water pollution, and the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 I have been to a lot of events by DENR as a reporter and this is one of the best the agency has ever come up with.  Perhaps it is because most of the environment laws are in place, it all a matter proper execution and support the public.

Environment Summit 2016 Photo op with Sen Loren

Environment advocate Senator Loren Legarda poses with officials of EMB, SWMC and DENR.

Preserving the world we live in is not only the government, or the lawmakers or the law enforcers duty but the duty of each individual. This is the gist, I think of Senator Loren Legarda`s keynote speech during the opening of the event.

The Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines headed by the grand dame of Philippine Fashion Digna Rosales held a fashion show for the attendees at the opening featuring 10 designs using Indigenous Philippine Materials and 10 designs crafted from Recyclable Materials totally in line with the Solid Waste Management theme of the event.

Check out some of my favorite designs from the FDAP Runway Show below:

Environment Summit 2016 Inigenous Materials 2

Gown made from Pina fabric

Environment Summit 2016 Indigenous Materials 1

Gown made from Coconut husk

Environment Summit 2016 Egg Shell Crates

Gown made from Egg Crates

Environment Summit 2016 Sando Bags

Gown created from Sando Bags

Environment Summit 2016 McDo Spoons

My favorite Gown is made entirely of plastic spoons from McDonald`s

Environment Summit 2016 Schedule of Forum

Forum Event Schedule

They also held forums and talks on both sides of the trade halls. Environmental advocates and educators discussed during the summit emerging technologies and new inventions to address and manage today’s important environmental concerns, specifically solid waste, water quality, air quality and hazardous waste and toxic substances. To address these concerns, “we need to build and strengthen mechanism of partnership and collaborations among government, LGUs, non-government organizations, business and industry, sectoral organizations and organized local communities and raise public awareness on the need to protect our environment, reduce emissions and manage waste at source, and adopt 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) towards mitigating global warming and climate change,” said by the EMB-National Capital Region Director Minda Osorio.

I wandered around the venue these are  my favorite booths:

Envirnoment Summit 2016 Mural

Environment Summit 2016 Mural 2

Beautiful Mural on “Combat Biodiversity Loss, Beat Climate Change” by students and was facilitated by renowned painter and marine conservation and climate change advocate Amado Guerrero Saño aka A.G. Saño.

Environment Summit 2016 MBCFI

Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. with their Tamaraw Mascot

Environment Summit 2016 Bearbrand Booth

Nestle Philippines Booth featuring Bearbrand and their advocacy of creating very sturdy chairs from their laminate milk bags

Environment Summit 2016 Kitakyushu City Japan

Kitakyushu City Japan Booth demonstrates their best practices, I also got to play Jack`n with Kondo Yasumitsu -san and got their cute mascot as my prize.

Books from the Environment Summit 2016

Free books from the Solid Waste Management Commission

I also got these awesome, easy to understand reading materials they are perfect for your children and if you are like me, it is much easier to understand because of the illustrations. you can check the detailed post here.

The theme of this year`s Exhibition was , “Fostering Shared Responsibility in Integrated Waste Management.” This event was held in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Climate Change Commission (CCC), National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the local government units (LGUs).

We need to be responsible for the world we live it. If each person, each individual becomes conscious of the world we live in, maybe just maybe we have a livable planet for our future generations.

How about you? How can you make a difference?

Environment Summit 20016 with Sen. Loren

Photo opportunity with Environmentalist, lawmaker Senator Loren Legarda

Until next time!


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