DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA)—Saint Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) President Sr. Joseline Lasala led the campaign in environmental stewardship aimed to help address global warming and climate change.
In her welcome remarks during the opening of the first NIR Positive Energy Battle of the Brains semi-finals at the Fleur De Lis Auditorium of SPUD, Lasala said that in August 2005, the university launched the Ecological Solid Waste and Reduction Management Program.
The success of this program gave SPUD the recognition as most eco-friendly and sustainable school in tertiary level in Region 7.
On the same year, the university landed second place in the national level competition of which Foundation University ranked first.
Lasala added that the program enabled SPUD administration to reach out, share and assist other visiting schools, partners, local government units (LGUs) and various agencies in implementing their respective environmental advocacies.
The success of this endeavor, according to her, is attributed to the support and cooperation of the entire administration, faculty and staff, students, parents and volunteers.
Realizing and experiencing now the devastating effects of climate change and as a way of showing response to God’s compassion for human dignity, Lasala said the public need to care and listen to the cries of the poor being the most vulnerable to effects of climate change.
In closing, Lasala addressed students present in the auditorium to make a collective effort in helping protect the planet by making climate action through education. (rmn/lpp/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Oct. 12, 2016)