With the theme, “Step Up and Deliver,” the Quezon City government has mounted a series of pro-grams and activities to highlight the city’s continuing effort to remain at the forefront in advancing en-vironmental consciousness, protecting the environment and mitigating the impact of climate change. On the first day of the city’s celebration of Earth Day on Friday, the city’s barangay participants per-formed in a dance contest showcasing environmental protection and awareness. On the same day, the barangays also mounted a whole-day QC Hall Earth Day Exhibit presenting their environment pro-grams and projects. On April 25 the city will also give recognition to the top 10 performing schools that are actively participating in the Batang QC Eco-Savers Club Project. The free emission testing on some QC roads will also be conducted on April 25 to 29. QC’s Earth Day festivity is spearheaded by the city’s Environmental Protection & Waste Management Department.