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DSWD Goes Green

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Often we overlook the fact that the way we take care of the environment affects our climate, that sometimes disasters are a direct result of how we treat our surroundings. And as the typhoon season approaches, the need to take action becomes more and more apparent.

At the Department of Social Welfare and Development, we recognize the link between our environment and our climate. That is why we do our best to take care of our environment. Last month, DSWD Field Office VIII launched a clean and green campaign. During this campaign, DSWD staff started to make the office greener by adding plants in the office. Aside from beautifying the office, this would also help in cooling the atmosphere by reducing excess carbon dioxide in the air.

And just recently, DSWD staff from the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) participated in a Coastal Clean-up Drive conducted by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at Brgy. Fisherman’s Village, San Jose, Tacloban City. This clean – up drive is part of the National Disaster Resilience Month celebration, with the theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro Para sa Tunay na Pagababago.”

During this activity, DSWD staff, together with barangay officials and other participating agencies, picked up trash along the coast of San Jose. These trash items were collected in sacks and were picked up by the General Services of the City Government of Tacloban City.

These activities, indeed, exemplify DSWD’s drive to care for the environment which, in turn, contribute to a greener, cleaner world. Because every small step we make contributes to the bigger picture, and the small things we do may have huge consequences.

photo credits Francis Batula

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