Environmental Summit to push through Aug. 8-9

Environmental Summit to push through Aug. 8-9

The Environmental Summit will push through on Aug. 8-9, 2022 1:30 pm at the Baguio Convention Center with the theme, “Leapfrogging towards Livable Communities.”

The activity is open to the public who may attend physically or virtually via Zoom or livestreaming at the Public Information Office Facebook page where they can put forward their questions, concerns or suggestions.

The Zoom meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84612067837?pwd=aGpFU21CMnJhd0VvSXhENVlEdTVBdz09; Meeting ID: 846 1206 7837; Passcode: CPDO.

The Aug. 8 session is dubbed as Environmental Summit for Children and is expected to be participated in by students from Grades 5 to Senior High and school principals or administrators.

Topics and resource speakers are Mayor Benjamin Magalong on the Baguio City’s Agenda for Livable Communities; Urban Audit by City Planning and Dev’t Coordinator Arch. Donna Tabangin; Local Climate Change Action Plan by City Environment and Parks Management Officer Rhenan Diwas; Baguio City’s Urban Carrying Capacity by Dr. Gladys Navarro; Towards an Environmentally Conscious Community by Josefa Carino Elem. School pupil Arjon Samantha Namologo; and Mandated and Innovative Environmental Activities in School by Guisad Valley National High School student Bryan Bert Ganaden.

The Aug. 9 activity on the other hand will be devoted to the adults with the invitees coming from concerned city departments, regional line agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), punong barangays, officers of the Heritage Foundation, Creative Council and representatives from the youth, academe, senior citizens and persons with disability sectors.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the summit aims to gather inputs on how to address the critical issues affecting the city’s environment in relation to the thrust to save it from further decay.

As a sidebar to the event, the City Health Services Office announced that summit participants may avail of vaccination services during the event as they will set up vaccination booths at the site.

The summit will be facilitated by the City Planning and Development Coordinator (OCPDC)and the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO). – Aileen P. Refuerzo