Haribon foundation will gather its members and Board of Trustees to celebrate its 42nd General Assembly on April 25 at the Accenture Ideal Exchange in University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City.
This year’s theme: “Act. Make an Impact,” aims to encourage Filipinos to do their share in caring for the environment and leave a lasting impact for the future generation.
“We have only one planet and we all have a responsibility to take care of it,” said Haribon Foundation Chief Operating Officer Maria Belinda de la Paz.
She added that with climate change and the continued loss of our natural resources, we are at the risk of losing precious species including the ecosystem services necessary for us to survive.
However, de La Paz also emphasized that small acts we do in our homes, schools or community can make a huge impact to the environment. These activities include taking care of plants in our homes, planting native trees in our yard, segregating our waste.
To guide our actions, Haribon shares below some actions taken by its members.
“I live sustainably to ease my impact on the environment.
I interact positively with all that is alive.
I plant a rainforest.
I keep the shores clean.
I marvel at the sight of wildlife in the wild.
I oppose measures that damage our natural environment.
I adopt a seedling.
I refuse,reduce, reuse and recycle.
I am an eco-volunteer and eco-donor.
I am a Haribon member.”
Haribon will also launch its Urban Birds program. The program aims to encourage the general populace to push and help create green cities, at the same time, raise awareness on birds that are commonly seen in urban areas.
A free bird-watching activity will be conducted on the same day to educate the participants on different urban bird species.
Haribon will also debut its newest Kapuso ambassadors. Starstruck finalist Enzo Pineda and Kapuso singer-actress Barbie Forteza will be the new faces of environmental conservation this 2015. This move aims to encourage more youth engagements in different environmental conservation activities.
“Both teen stars advocates for a healthy living and sustainable environment, and we are hoping that they serve as a good example to inspire people,” de la Paz notes.
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