Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NFNL joins regional launch of Climate Change Advocacy Campaign

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union-The sailors and marines of the Naval Forces Northern Luzon participated in the planting of over 1,000 mangrove propagules at Brgy Parian Oeste, Bauang, La Union in connection with the regional launch of the national government’s Climate Change Advocacy Campaign last August 6, 2014 at the province of La Union.

The activity was spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, aims to help improve public awareness on climate change adaptation and mitigation thru the conduct of focused group discussion and lectures provided by subject matter experts.

The activity commenced thru a live on-air discussion between various government agencies, local government units, local media and civilian volunteers at the Sea and Sky Hotel in San Fernando City, La Union. During the discussion, participants were given an opportunity to raise various issues and concerns which were then attended to by the agencies concerned.

          To have the participants fully understand the current issues of climate change and the national government’s effort for its mitigation, Mr. Ben Molano and Ms. Ma. Venus A. Junio of the DENR provided a short lecture on the current situation on climate change and ways to manage wastes among our households.

          The participation of the Officers and Enlisted Personnel of the Naval Forces Northern Luzon manifests the Philippine Navy’s never ending commitment to support various groups’ cause oriented activities geared towards maintaining a healthy and safe environment suitable for peace and progress for the whole of our nation.

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