Search on for sustainable and eco-friendly schools PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 January 2011 14:06

The Department of Environment and Natural resources announces the opening of the 2011 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools.

DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje said interested schools that would like to participate may now start submitting documentation of their eco-friendly programs.

Launched in 2009, the program generated positive responses paving the way for the next wave of the competition.

“We intended to have the search to allow schools more time to prepare and to enhance their existing eco-friendly programs. We hope to encourage more schools to participate and to take part in heightening environmental awareness among our youth,” Paje said.

The nationwide contest dubbed, “National Search for sustainable and Eco-Friendly schools,” was organized to highlight achievement of schools that are committed in implementing various environmental programs.

Open to all elementary, high school and tertiary school levels, the activity aims to develop skills and understanding among students, faculty and school administrators to initiate active responses and increase community awareness and involvement in environmental concerns.

The search is a joint activity of ther DENR through the Environmental Management Bureau, the Department of education, Commission on Higher education and Smart Communications.

Participating schools must submit entries in three hard copies to respective DepEd Division Offices for Elementary and high school categories and to EMB Regional offices for the higher education category. The minimum requirement for judging will be the hard copies. Entries can likewise be submitted online in JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi), a minimum size of 1536 x 2048 pixels, and a minimum file size of 1MB. Entries may be emailed to ecofriendlyschools@gmail.com. The top entry per category for every region will be forwarded to the EMB Central Office for national judging. -- PIA9-Pagadian/Al Tingcang