Search for ‘best environmental initiatives’ in Capiz underway

By Ralph John Mijares and Edalyn Acta

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz provincial government is seeking the “best environmental initiatives” that focused on the efforts to conserve, protect, and restore the environment and ecology of Capiz.

“The Dungog Lunhaw: Search for Outstanding Environmental Initiatives,” an annual recognition program, has seven categories: major category, forest-based initiatives, sustainable urban/rural farming, pollution control, education and advocacy, and coastal management initiatives, and “Lunhaw nga Pagginobyerno.”

The major category is open to all organizations, academe, and businesses that contributed to the ecological sustainability, pollution control, disaster resiliency, and culture-sensitive management of the natural environment of Capiz.

Forest-based initiatives are for organizations, academe, and businesses that contributed to forest management stewardship, and community development that focuses on wisely using forest resources, protecting forests and ecosystems that these forests include, and forest rehabilitation.

The sustainable urban/rural farming category is about increasing ecological resilience, food sustainability and security, and economic viability of farming systems, the progress of food distribution, provision of livelihood through community empowerment, promotion of human health, preservation of cultural heritage, and education.

The pollution control category relates to mitigating or eliminating solid waste and/or pollution by promoting green or environmentally-preferred practices and applying sustainable design principles.

The education and advocacy category relates to the advocacy campaigns for the conversation, protection, and restoration of the environment through environmental awareness and education.

The coastal management initiatives category is for the approaches, techniques, and programs for the improvement of the coastal areas in Capiz through policy, research, planning, analysis, public awareness, and education.

The “Lunhaw nga Pagginobyerno” category focuses on environmental projects at the barangay, city, and municipality levels.

The announcement of winners will be on November 30 and will be streamed live on the Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Facebook page.

The activity is a part of the provincial government’s celebration of “Environmental Consciousness Month.”*