Advocacy: I am advocating for waste management and recycling! The Philippines ranks third in worst marine polluters in the world. Trash is seen everywhere we go, and as the saying goes, “It’s not waste until it’s wasted.” While the easiest thing is to simply throw them in their respective bags and pass the responsibility to the waste collector, there is an even better, more creative way to dispose of them—and that is through applying the 5 R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle. I specifically chose this advocacy because of how accessible it is to all ages, and because I’m a firm believer in the power of small. Pebbles in the form of efforts produce a ripple effect. Dropping the pebbles, or in this case protecting the environment, start with us.
|CHRISTINE GLORY BALBOA|
SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN
Advocacy: My environmental advocacy is “Green Engineering towards Eco-sustainable Development.” I chose this advocacy since I am in the real estate industry and have knowledge of the engineering industry. Innovation and technology have been beneficial for us humans in our daily lives; however, some manufacturers neglect their products' effects on our environment. I firmly believe that we should transition as fast as possible into being “green”—green products, green buildings, eco-sustainable designs, and many more.
|MA LOURDEZ DE LEON|
Advocacy: My advocacy is to plant more trees, preserve the forest and wild animals. Because to have a healthy ecosystem is to have high biodiversity. Trees and animals are the important living creatures that contributes for our better life and job. As I also teach Biology to my students, I want it not just a knowledge but an application for the younger generation how to protect our environment.
|KIARA LIANE WELLINGTON|