C. Visayan Schools Support Campus Biodiversity Advocacy
CITY OF CEBU – The senior education official in the central Visayas on Tuesday highlighted environmental preservation and conservation efforts on school campuses here as a way to instill concern for the environment in primary and secondary school students public.
The regional director of the Ministry of Education (DepEd) -Central Visayas, Salustiano Jimenez, told the Regional Caravan on Climate Change that school campuses are implementing various environmental programs to actualize the development of biodiversity in schools. .
“Today, DepEd in the Central Visayas further intensifies our efforts to restore our environment and the restoration and conservation of biodiversity through reforestation, gulayan sa paaralan at tahanan (vegetable gardening in schools and homes), integrated model school nutrition, information and education advocacy, mainstreaming climate mitigation and reduction into the core curriculum, biodiversity conservation program in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, such as Soil and Water Conservation Foundation, âJimenez said.
He added that the education sector believes that if various types of plants are planted in school campuses, it will increase the development of biodiversity in the future.
The DepEd-7, he said, has started to launch an advocacy program called “SAL on ECO-BIKER”, which stands for sustainable program for the environment, defends Republic law 9003 or the 2000 law. on the ecological management of solid waste and the love of nature.
The program also encouraged environmental projects and the promotion of the bicycle as a means of transport.
Jimenez said the program also promotes natural resource conservation as well as biodiversity conservation through outreach and interactive activities, as well as educating people on the concept of âreduce, reuse and recycleâ and to reforest.
The head of DepEd-7 said that many species of flora and fauna in the country are now threatened due to the apathy and irresponsibility of some people towards the environment.
Cindylyn Pepito, spokesperson for the Region 7 Office of Environmental Management, said during the caravan presented on the social media platform that the concept of preservation and conservation should be taught to the younger generation. , emphasizing its future responsibility to take care of the environment.
Pepito also noted that health is closely related to the environment as the latter has a great influence on the well-being of people.
âYou cannot separate health from the environment like the environment from health. The way we deal with the so-called environment will greatly affect our health. Your health is not just dependent on your lifestyle or your food intake, but it is greatly affected by the quality of the environment you find yourself in, âshe said.
Pepito said the DepEd-7 environmental caravan was part of the activities leading up to the celebration of the 14th Global Warming and Climate Change Awareness Week from November 19 to 25. (ANP)