The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Sara, Iloilo celebrated the Zero Waste Month through an Environmental Lecture on January 11, 2024  at Brgy. San Nicolas, San Dionisio, Iloilo.

This year’s theme is “Sustainable Waste Management in Livable Communities: Zero Waste to Philippine Waters by 2040.” Thirty (30) participants including barangay officials, barangay health workers, utility workers, and the youths attended the activity.

The lecture tackled environmental topics such as Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services (RA 11032); Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines (PD 705); Importance of Mangroves; Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003) and Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (RA 9147).

Reading materials such as RA 9003, Wetlands, Kalikasan Western Visayas (regional newsletter), Bamboo Propagation, and Anti-burning Law were also distributed for further information and posting at their barangay hall.

“An informed citizenry is crucial in nation-building. And there is a good chance that those who are aware of the different laws concerning the environment will become agents of change in their respective communities. DENR 6 and its field offices will continue to do its best in this regard,” Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran expressed.