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Eco-Adventures set for climate change campaign


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Province-wide environmental awareness campaign is set to launch through the 2010 eco-adventure Race, Expo and Concert for a Cause on July 3, Saturday, in time to culminate the Environment Month of June. {{more}}

According to 2008 Miss Dumaguete Maria Luz Catan, the events organizer several privately owned companies and local government units (LGUs) signified to participate in the three events rolled into one, an expo, concert and adventure race to show support on the movement against climate change in Negros Oriental.

Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Cignal High-Definition Digital TV and SPi Global in cooperation with Miss Dumaguete 2008 and the Provincial Sangunniang Kabataan Federation have just initiated this activity to make the community aware of their social responsibility to mother nature in a cool and fun way, Miss Catan said.

The Eco-adventure race aims to involve employees of various private companies as well as residents of the different municipalities in an event where not only wit and outdoor skills will be tested but also where participants get to learn more about the environment and how to preserve it.

The second part of the event, the Eco-expo which is running for two weeks from June 21-July 3 at the Main Atrium of Robinsons Place Dumaguete targeted other sectors of the Negros Oriental community.

The expo is an avenue where the various Local Government Units, as well as schools and universities are invited to present through exhibits what they each have done, to answer to the environment crisis. Exhibitors are led by St. Paul’s Univeristy Dumaguete’s ECO-SWARM, and the municipality of Dauin’s Coastal Resource Mangement Program.

This is designed to involve the artist in the community as well as producers of recycled goods in the province to display environmentally inspired works such as laptop bags, candles and fashion accessories which will be sold during the two week expo.

“The 2010 Eco-expo is an excellent move to inform the Negros Oriental community that a large number of consumer goods can be bought in its recycled material counterpart with just a small premium on the price,” said Mr. Dondee Sineres St. Pauls University Dumaguete.

Great Pysicians Rehabilitation Center Director Annalou Suan added that apparel made out of recycled goods is the rave in Europe and the United States today. One laptop bag, according to Ms. Suan made out of recycled tarpaulins can fetch P5,000 abroad. “Our only problem being not able to supply the huge demand,” she quipped.

The coup-de gras of this three part combo is the Eco-concert, wherein various bands and performers including tribal drummers, dance groups and fire dancers will be performing for the cause of the environment. (PIA/Jenny Tilos)

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