CSF launches ‘shoot that bot­tle’ cam­paign

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO— The City Gov­ern­ment of San Fer­nando on Mon­day launched the “Shoot that Bot­tle” cam­paign de­signed to strengthen its eco­log­i­cal solid waste man­age­ment and re­duce the ad­verse ef­fects of cli­mate change.

Part of the cel­e­bra­tion of Earth Month this April, “Shoot that Bot­tle” was ini­ti­ated by the City En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Of­fice or CENRO to pro­mote the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling and seg­re­ga­tion by col­lect­ing PET bot­tles in­side a metal bin which was do­nated by Our Lady of Fa­tima Uni­ver­sity here.

The col­lected bot­tles will then be sold and the pro­ceeds will be in­tended for var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal projects of the city. Of­fi­cials have also writ­ten their com­mit­ments for the en­vi­ron­ment on a pledge board which will be pub­lished on the of­fi­cial Face­book page of CENRO. Both the “Shoot that Bot­tle” bin and pledge board will be pub­licly dis­played in front of the city hall un­til April 30.

Mayor Ed­win San­ti­ago en­cour­aged ev­ery Fer­nandino to join the city’s move­ments to­wards the preser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment to re­duce vul­ner­a­bil­ity to the ad­verse ef­fects of cli­mate change.

“The city gov­ern­ment be­lieves that sav­ing the en­vi­ron­ment is a con­tin­u­ous and shared mis­sion that’s why we are ac­tive in hold­ing dif­fer­ent green ac­tiv­i­ties all year round to re­mind every­one about the ur­gent need to care for the Earth. By do­ing this, we also save our lives and that of the fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” he said.

Strength­en­ing solid waste man­age­ment San­ti­ago fur­thered that to fur­ther pro­mote and im­ple­ment the Eco­log­i­cal Solid Waste Man­age­ment Act or Repub­lic Act 9003 which calls for the sys­tem­atic man­age­ment of garbage to­wards a healthy en­vi­ron­ment, the city gov­ern­ment through its CEN­TRO con­tin­u­ously con­ducts meet­ings and ori­en­ta­tion on solid waste man­age­ment in var­i­ous sub­di­vi­sions and vil­lages across the city.

Over the week­end, the CENRO and San­ti­ago brought the cam­paign to res­i­dents of St. Fran­cis Vil­lage here, where the best prac­tices to­wards zero waste and the var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­grams and poli­cies be­ing im­ple­mented by the lo­cal gov­ern­ment were dis­cussed.

High­lights of the dis­cus­sion in­cluded the proper im­ple­men­ta­tion and im­por­tance of Eco­log­i­cal Solid Waste Man­age­ment where res­i­dents of the said sub­di­vi­sion were taught on the proper seg­re­ga­tion and col­lec­tion of waste. The ori­en­ta­tion also served as a venue for the res­i­dents to raise their con­cerns re­gard­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

San­ti­ago said that in or­der to achieve a green, sus­tain­able and liv­able city, it must start by pro­tect­ing and sav­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.

“We bring this pro­gram and cam­paign to Fer­nandi­nos so they will be aware of the im­por­tance of pre­serv­ing and pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment for a sus­tain­able San Fer­nando,” San­ti­ago said.— JTD


SHOOT THAT BOT­TLE. Mayor Ed­win ‘EdSa’ San­ti­ago leads the launch­ing of the ‘Shoot that Bot­tle’ cam­paign in cel­e­bra­tion of Earth Month. Join­ing him is Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin.—

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