Republic Act 9512: Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008
The President has just passed a very timely law… it’s Republic Act 9512 or the Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008.
It’s an Act to promote environmental awareness through Environmental Education… and covers the integration of EE in the school curricula at all levels, be it public or private, including day cares, preschools, non formal, technical, vocational, indigenous learning, and out-of-school youth courses or programs.
Section 6 of the Act says that the DepEd, CHED, TESDA, DENR, DOST and other relevant agencies, in consultation with experts on the environment and the academe, shall lead in the implementation of public education and awareness programs on environmental protection and conservation through collaborative interagency and multi-sectoral effort at all levels.
It also declares November as the Environmental Awareness Month in the Philippines.