Environmentalists call on youth to lead campaign for proper waste disposal

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SOLID waste management advocates urged young people to take action on environmental issues during the 3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit last Aug. 12.

Roslin Gutierrez, Manila Bay task group program officer of Department of the Interior and Local Government, told the Varsitarian Thomasians should attain a deeper understanding and efficient application of waste management principles.

The summit emphasized “Ecosystem-Based Adaptation” as part of an overall strategy to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

Liz Silva, a science research specialist in the climate change division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau, said the “Philippines is a vulnerable country so we opt for the adaptation [method].”

“This [method] features an anthropocentric or human-centered focus, minimization of negative impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems, and promotion of sustainable management ecosystems,” she said.

The event, organized by the Environmental Management Bureau, was held Aug. 10 to 12 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig City.

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