NEGROS ORIENTAL, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Four climate change advocacy documentaries produced by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Negros Oriental Information Center will be shown at the 32nd Council Junior/Senior Cadet Encampment of the Girls Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) on September 19 in Camp Lily I. Gamo, Sibulan.
Some 3,000 GSP members from Negros Oriental and Siquijor are expected to attend the encampment that will start on Sept. 17. The three-day event is organized by GSP-Negros Oriental and Siquijor Council.
The screening of the four climate change documentaries is part of PIA’s campaign to educate the public, especially the youths, on the different mitigation and adaptation measures to counter the adverse effects of this environmental problem.
PIA believes that the youth sector is a strong force who can lead the community in taking steps to protect the environment and conserve our natural resources.
The two of the four documentaries tackle issues on solid waste management and deforestation which are some of the contributory factors in the worsening of the climate situation while the other two discuss the El Niño phenomenon (prolonged dry season) and flashfloods which are some of the adverse effects of this environmental crisis.
These documentaries were produced with the help of some students of Silliman University.
Through these videos, PIA hopes that these girl scouts will be more active in doing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in their respective localities.
The GSP encampment banners the theme “The Future is Now” which gives emphasis on environmental stewardship. Aside from the usual adventure games and arts and crafts activity, there will also be sessions on emergency preparedness. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr)