The Environment and Natural Resources Academy (ENRA) Batch 208 or class Gallant of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 12 spearheaded an environmental community engagement through a series of activities to complete the course program last September 17, at Brgy. Bula, General Santos City.
Relative to the CY 2022 International Coastal Clean-up, batch Gallant as presided by Assistant PASu of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape, Cirilo Lagnason, Jr. along with the batch officers and members collected several sacks of plastic, and other non-biodegradable wastes along Brgy. Bula’s shore.
On the other hand, to educate the mothers and their children, a community lecture was also facilitated by batch Gallant wherein its members discussed the significance of Solid Waste Management (SWM), and the protection and conservation of the coastal areas. School supplies and relief goods were given to the participating community as tokens of appreciation for joining the said lecture.
After the lecture, batch Gallant bagged, and planted Mangrove propagules along Brgy. Bula’s coastline to help stabilize its ecosystem and to prevent erosion. Mangroves provide habitat and a nursery for various marine life species.
Prior to the activities facilitated by the said batch, other members especially those who are situated in far-flung areas also participated in community outreach activities in their localities such as the tree growing activity of the National Greening Program (NGP).
Batch Gallant anchored its community engagement to the latin maxim Imperari sibi maximum imperium est which translates in English as “To rule yourself is the ultimate power”. The batch believes that every person has the power to significantly impact the environment, and natural resources.
The ENRA is a specialized competency development program of the department designed to augment knowledge gaps, calibrate understanding of ENR laws, and sharpen the proficiencies of DENR employees to improve the delivery of service to the public. |RSCIG