To regularly conduct an Ecological Camp, dubbed as Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa, is part of the plan strategy of CLEAR in its campaign to educate the community, particularly the youth, on the need to conserve and protect Laguna de Bay. The ecological camp aims to ensure the sustainable conservation and protection of Laguna de Bay and to foster a deeper sense of appreciation and commitment especially among the lakeshore communities. CLEAR, the Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources, is the tripartite partnership of Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc., Laguna Lake Development Authority and Unilever Philippines. more about CLEAR >>
The CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp for the youth of Pangil was held at the Green House in Pangil, Laguna on 27 – 29 February 2008. The Eco-Camp aimed to develop young stewards for the environment specifically that of the Laguna de Bay region.
Twenty-four (24) high school students from Pangil, Laguna participated in the EcoCamp conducted by CLEAR in partnership with the Municipal Government of Pangil. The campers came from various schools: Balian National High School, Dambo National High School, Liceo de Pakil, Siniloan National High School, and Laguna State Polytechnic University. Each of the eight (8) barangays of Pangil was represented by 3 participants.
The vision formulated by the eco-campers for their environment –
“Sa 2018, ang bayan ng PANGIL ay isang tanyag at maunlad na bayan sa lalawigan ng Laguna dahil sa magandang pamamalakad ng mga namumuno nito. Ang mga kasapi ng pamahalaan ay may pagkakaisa at malawakang kooperasyon. Ang mga responsableng Pangilenos na nangangalaga sa likas na yaman ay nagpatanyag sa ekoturismo ng Pangil at nakatulong sa kabuhayan ng bawat taong bayan. Nagkaroon din sila ng “appropriate technologies” na nagamit sa edukasyon, pangangalaga sa kalikasan at nakatulong sa pagpapaunlad ng kabuhayan. Ang kultura ng Pangil ay nananatiling buhay sa bawat mamamayan. Ang lahat ng ito ay dahil sa kanilang pananalig at takot sa Diyos.”