The Project: Youth-in-Action for Lake Consevation
The Project aimed to empower and mobilize the youth to take actions that will arrest the deterioration of Laguna de Bay thus contributing significantly to the overall conservation efforts. It covered three lakeshore municipalities (Angono, Binangonan, and Pateros) and two lakeshore cities (Muntinlupa and Taguig).
What we hoped to achieve –
- increase awareness of the youth of the importance of the lake in their daily lives by taking actions in their schools and communities to conserve the lake.
- manage domestic waste on a pilot scale and later replicate them to help reduce pollution in the lake.
- expand partnerships for lake conservation among the concerned local government units, the academe, the non-government organizations, and the industry.
Community Lake Fora
The Community Lake Forum is a venue where the ecocampers echo the learnings they acquired from the camp to their respective communities or schools. During this event, the winning concept was presented by the ecocampers to fine-tune the design and come up with an operational plan and at the same time, solicit support from the communities in the implementation of their project.
- Angono (held on 20 May 2009 at the Blanco Family Academy; attended by barangay and school officials, Ladies Brigade and representatives from the community)
- Pateros (held on 24 November 2009 at the Session Hall of the Sangguniang Bayan; attended by school officials, the town mayor and some local officials, and some representatives from local organizations)
- Binangonan (held on 06 February 2010 at the White House, the training center of the Mayor’s Ladies Movement; attended by school officials and high school students)
- Taguig City (held on 08 April 2010 at Tipas National High School; attended by local government officials, officials and teachers of Tipas National High School, and other representatives from the community)
- Muntinlupa City (held on 12 April 2010 at the Audio Visual Room of the City Hall; attended by local government officials, school officials, teachers, and other representatives from the community)