Dubbed as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 6 partners and force multipliers of the DENR’s programs, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Ambassadors are still on the move in helping achieve the Department’s goals.
Despite their busy schedules with their school activities and household chores, the ENR Ambassadors had once again proven that they are the future of our Fatherland. Some of the highlights of their activities were as follows;
In the province of Aklan, the ENR Ambassadors joined the conduct of Dalaw Turo session of the Provincial ENR Office-Aklan. Series of orientation-lectures, video presentations, drawing, cheers and yells, and environmental games were done and were participated by selected youths and students. It aims to increase the level of awareness of the participants on Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Solid Waste Management, and the importance of the environment.
ENR Ambassadors Antique conducted a one-day culminating workshop entitled: Leaders of Today Culminating Workshop. They also conducted a coastal clean-up and joined the Cave Month Celebration last April. The coastal clean-up was done with distribution of informative flyers entitled “Pag-Amlig sa Atun Baybay,” made by the ENR Ambassadors Antique to spread awareness and encourage the community to help protect the seas.
For the province of Capiz ENR Ambassadors, they had presented various tips to help protect the environment through infographics they designed. It includes planting tree, volunteering for environment projects, conserving water, observing the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), bike more, and many other environmentally sustainable activities.
Meanwhile, the ENR Ambassadors from the province of Guimaras joined the conduct of the PENRO’s Dalaw Turo at the Jordan National High School, Nueva Valencia National High School, and Buenavista National High School, where they meet the mascots of Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMR) namely: “Paw-paw” the Pawikan and “Ban-ban” the Banagan, Guimaras’ flagship species.
The ENR Ambassadors Iloilo had conducted lectures on salient features of Solid Waste Management (ESWM) at Estancia National High School, highlighting the roles of an individual in environmental protection. The lectures were also made enjoyable with environmental games and trivia questions prepared by the ENR Ambassadors.
Lastly, the ENR Ambassador Negros Occidental rolled-out the Project HAKOT (Having Awareness and Knowledge of the Territory) spearheaded by the Hope Builders Organization Negros Island, Inc (HBONI). It is an informative drive campaign focusing on providing seminars to swineherds of Brgy. San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental to raise awareness on how to properly dispose their pig wastes.
“Our ENR Ambassadors, despite their young minds, had helped us in our goal of protecting, maintaining the balance of our ecosystem, and gave us the pride of being one with us. We look forward to more youths joining their zeal for environmental protection,” Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran.
“I want to challenge the other youths to transform themselves, feed their mind with ideas on how to help our Earth, and prove that they are the hope of the future generations,” RED Duran added.
The ENR Ambassadors were endorsed by their respective school/organization heads and were verified by the Provincial ENR Office’s Information Officers (IOs) to serve as an effective partner and force multiplier in changing the behaviour of the people towards environmental stewardship.