TUTOK LASALYANO WEEKENDER EDITION: MARCH 18

DLSU-D supports Earth Hour since 2011 

Since 2011, the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) has been actively supporting Earth Hour, a global  initiative to turn off lights for one hour from 8:30-9:30 PM “in an effort to draw attention to the impact of climate change in the world.”

Tonight, the University will join this endeavor.

As per DLSU-D website, the organizers this year encourages participants to use their social power to to shine a light on climate action with the hashtag #ChangeClimateChange.

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DepEd region 4-A supports disaster risk management seminar 

The Department of Education (DepEd) region 4-A Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon) supported services division through their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRMM) and Climate Change seminar in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense.

Atleast 60 participants attended the conference from the 19 divisions of Region 4-A  at NEAP Malvar, Batangas, on March 3 to 4.

Each delegate is composed of SGOD Chief and two DRMM Division focal persons.

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Catholic Church leaders tries to stop coal-fired power plant through Lenten pilgrimage

Through Lenten pilgrimage, Catholic Church leaders pursued their campaign to stop the proposed 1,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Atimonan, Quezon.

Msgr. Emmanuel Villareal, Our Lady of Angels Church in Atimonan parish priest, led more than 500 pilgrims in the annual Visita Iglesia on March 11.

The tour included the site of the 54-megawatt wind farm in Pililla town in Rizal.

As part of their campaign, Villareal said the environment education tour aimed to help strengthen opposition against the construction of the coal-fired power plant in their town.

The priest added that this year’s Lenten pilgrimage was part of the group’s response to Pope Francis’ call for environment protection in his ecology encyclical, “Laudato Si.”

 

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