8-day school caravan on climate change set in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept 15 (PIA) –The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Dumaguete City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) will hold a series of “Climate Change Advocacy School Caravan” from September 23 to October 2 in eight identified high schools in Dumaguete City.

With the tagline, “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na Para Magbago”, the climate change advocacy campaign aims to raise the youth’s level of awareness on the different mitigation and adaptation measures to counter the negative effects of the ongoing climate crisis.

The eight-day school caravan will start on September 23 at Hermenigilda F. Gloria Memorial High School; Sept. 24 at Dumaguete City High School; Sept.  25, Junob National High School; Sept. 26 Taclobo High School; Sept. 29 Camanjac National High School; Sept. 30 RTPM Dumaguete City Science High School; October 1 Piapi High School and October 2 Negros Oriental High School.

The series of scheduled caravan on climate change will be conducted in high schools at 3:00-4:00 p.m. for Dumaguete City Department of Education (DepEd) Division and t 9:00-10:00 a.m. for the Negros Oriental division.

The school caravan aims to strengthen adaptation and mitigation measures with the youth sector in response to climate change and motivate active cooperation and participation of communities in taking steps to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.

Before the actual date of the school caravan, a team from the PIA, DENR, and ENRO will visit the abovementioned schools between Sept. 12 -15 to observe its environmental-friendly practices such as its solid waste management and material recovery facility programs among others for some recognition during the caravan.

The activity include video showing, orientation-briefing, trivia game, awarding or tagging for MakaKalikasan school and ceremonial tree planting in every school visited.

The event is in cooperation with the DepEd-Division of Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

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