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Written by Ronah Marie Kristine Funtilon Nillos, NATCCO Youth Representative, Philippines. , 2018-07-30 11:04:41
Look around your surroundings. Tell me what you see. You can’t because all you see is garbage everywhere and this creates all kinds of pollution to our Mother Earth. We were given the responsibility to take care of nature and all we do is destroy it. We can’t do anything if nature itself makes us pay the price of our irresponsibility. This will cost us the destruction of our properties or worse our lives. This is the raging storm brought by the nature to pay our debts.
As a youth, who are the future of our generation plays a vital role in our society and the coop’s future branding. Even if we are young, we’re responsible and can be the source of change for the better. We are not just for a display for the sake of being nothing in the modern society. Youth can make a significant and outstanding action for the 21st century society. We, the aspiring youths, never back down to any problems as long as we uphold our dreams to make it a reality and serves as an inspiration to other young people. That is an immense impact we, the millennial wanted and hoped to develop.
We created a big step ahead in doing a great deed for the environment. With these environmental issues and problems are rising each and everyday and one of the major cause of the earth’s destruction especially in the environmental, economic, and health concern trends is the Global Warming. Last July 07, 2018 at Maasin Watershed Forest Reserve (MWFR) in Barangay Daja, Maasin, Iloilo under the Province of Iloilo through the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) conducted a Tree Planting Activity participated by hundreds of participants from different sectors of the government, students, teachers and employees from various places in the province of Iloilo to be as one in the action for the help of our environment. In line with the celebration of International Day of Cooperatives, the Iloilo City Public School Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ICPSTE-MPC) Laboratory Cooperative Staffs and Youth Officers and the Multiple Intelligence Sequence and the High School for the Gifted students and teachers of SPED-Integrated School For Exceptional Children spearheaded the said activity by Ronah Marie Kristine Funtilon Nillos, the chairperson of the ICPSTE-MPC Lab-Coop and the NATCCO Youth Representative to join the celebration of Philippine Environment Month 2018 with this year’s theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” to support for the action for Re-greening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaption (ART-CCA).
Youth can help reduce waste by giving appropriate attention to small details in their lives via planting and growing a tree, it can contribute to the environment by providing much oxygen, improving air quality, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting the habitat of wildlife. Protecting the environment starts within each and everyone of US. You and I, we can make a better change for the world.