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Sandiwang: Earth Day 2011 Organic and Wellness Festival

Here’s another Earth Day event that’s going to happen on Sunday, April 24 (7:30am – 5:00pm), at the
Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 through SANDIWANG: Isang Diwa sa Pagdiriwang para sa Kalikasan!

Live, Pray, Learn and Have Fun with us through the following activities:

a. Traditional Filipino Hilot
b. Organic Products
c. Yoga Demonstration
d. Dianetics & Personality Testing
e. Easter Egg Hunt
f. Easter Egg Painting
g. Earth Day 2011 On-the-Spot Painting
h. Educational Talks and Presentation

Be there!

photo credit: Voltaire Alferez, EDNP

Noel Cabangon, Ambassador for Save Philippine Rivers Campaign

Musician Mr. Noel Cabangon has been named Ambassador for Save Philippine Rivers Campaign

“Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino!” Indeed, he is.

Music artist Mr. Noel Cabangon has been conferred with the Ambassador for the Save Philippine Rivers Campaign title by the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement (SIPM) during the Philippines’ Earth Day 2011 Celebration spearheaded by the Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

As ambassador for the campaign, Mr. Cabangon is now the official SIPM spokesperson whose mission is to inform and educate everybody on the importance of protecting, conserving, and rehabilitating our rivers through public information, advocacy, and cultural work. He will promote conservation, protection, and rehabilitation of the Philippine rivers guided by environmental values such as respect for nature, sustainable development and multi-stakeholder responsibility and stewardship.

“I consider this task both as an honor and a challenge. It is an honor to be the voice of the voiceless, such as our rivers. It is a challenge because more than 50 rivers in the country are either dead or dying. They need the same attention that we are currently giving the Pasig River. We have a lot of work to do.” Noel Cabangon said.

SiPM Executive Director Meth Jimenez said that they could not have chosen a better person for the campaign as Mr. Cabangon has been singing about the environment long before it became “fashionable” to do so.

… and I agree! Here are some more photos I took of Mr. Noel Cabangon at the Earth Day celebration yesterday as he was named Ambassador for the Save Philippine Rivers Campaign.

Mr. Noel Cabangon with DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, SIPM Executive Director Meth Jimenez, and EDNP Chairperson Bebet Gozun.

Singing his own composition “Ilog ng Buhay”

Mabuting Pilipino Oath-taking

Please visit their website (i checked and it was suspended, hopefully it gets online again soon!)

… and of course, a photo opp with Mr. Noel Cabangon. He was looking at the other camera huhu :D

… and another of us, several years back, when we asked him to judge a band competition which featured environment songs.

Happy Earth Day, everybody!

Happy Earth Day!

Let’s celebrate “Earth Day Everyday”…

Earth Day Everyday is this year’s adopted theme for the country’s Earth Day celebration which was held at the Activity Center of the SM Megamall earlier today.

Different sectors of society unite for Mother Earth

Highlights of the event included the launch of the ZBO for Business publication, the conferment of Mr. Noel Cabangon with the Ambassador for the Save Philippine Rivers Campaign title by the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement (SIPM), and the MOA Signing for the Adoption (Rehabilitation) of the Diliman Creek and its tributaries by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), the Quezon City government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and SIPM. The Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) also symbolically passed on the “earth” to the youth.

Let these pictures I took tell the story…

Miss Earth 2010 Kris Psyche Resus graciously hosted the event.

EDNP Chairperson and Former DENR Secretary Bebet Gozun gave a brief background about Earth Day, and shared, as well, to the audience (half were students) very simple activities they could do (like unplugging the phones after charging them) that scream big difference in helping save the environment.

Storytelling session of the children’s book, “Bahay Buhay, Epekto ng Pagbabago ng Panahon sa Ating Buhay” (how climate change affects our lives).

Unilever CEO Chito Macapagal talked briefly about the Zero Basura Olympics for Business Publication that’s about to be released through the Philippine Business for the Environment. He also revealed that the ZBO for Businesses 2012 will be launched soon!

Executive Director Meth Jimenez of the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement talked about the importance of having to save, protect, and rehabilitate our rivers.

Musician Mr. Noel Cabangon has been named Ambassador for Save Philippine Rivers Campaign by the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement. He also sang his own composition “Ilog ng Buhay”, and did an impromptu oath-taking with the crowd with his “Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino” song.

Memorandum of Agreement Signing for the Adoption of the Diliman Creek and its Tributaries by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), QC Government, DENR, and Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement.

PMSEA also donated hundred thousand pesos-worth of cleaning implements for the 33 barangays that are traversed by the Diliman Creek stretch that the association has adopted. In the photo are DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, PMSEA President Louie Sarmiento, and EMB Director Juan Miguel Cuna. At the background are officials from the 33 barangay beneficiaries.

PMSEA President Mr. Louie Sarmiento shared a brief background on their initiative to adopt and rehabilitate the Diliman Creek and its tributaries, of course, through and with the help of the communities.

Hon. Herbert Bautista, Mayor of Quezon City, cracked jokes in between serious statements such as that in the collective drive to save the Philippine waters, it is the responsibility of the LGUs to follow the orders of the DENR.

DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje also shared laughter with the audience in between stressing the importance of partnership in environmental management, protection, and rehabilitation. The Secretary also mentioned the President’s total log ban order in the country, which earned a strong applause from the audience.

A student gets a “Mother Earth” key chain from Save Philippine Rivers Campaign Ambassador Noel Cabangon during the symbolic “turn-over of the earth to our youth” part of the program.

To close the Earth Day celebration was the public signing as a show of support to the “Save Philippine Rivers” campaign.

The youth showing some love to the environment by signing the commitment poster for the Save the Philippine Rivers Campaign.

… and last, but for me not the least, my photo with DENR Secretary Paje. Yay!

So how about you? What will be your special contribution to Earth on her day? Please do your share, even if it’s as little as saving water, or bringing your ecobag, or no macanudo today, okay…

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Note: As April 22 falls on a Good Friday, this year’s Philippine Earth Day has been moved to April 25 (Administrative Order No. 12, signed by President Aquino today, April 19, 2011).

Earth Day 2011

The Philippines will be celebrating its Earth Day Celebration on April 22 with the theme “Earth Day Everyday!” This is the theme logo which you may include in your posters or shirt designs:

The idea behind the theme, as I have understood, is about showing the rest of the world that here in the Philippines, Earth Day isn’t just a one-time, big-time one-day celebration, but that we have the entire year filled with activities dedicated to saving and protecting our environment and natural resources — which is what we have been doing all along.

For this, the entire country will be coming up with an Earth Calendar, where all green events will be posted, so people who would wanna volunteer could just pick a date, contact the organizers, and join in!

Now, if you have events up on your sleeves, it would be best for you to register your Earth Day activities for this year so it would be included in the calendar.You may send you activity to the Earth Day Network Philippines, send them an email (with a short description of the event) at earthday.phils@gmail.com.

Happy Earth Day!

logo design c/o the Earth Day Network Philippines

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