Zero Waste Youth Pilipinas (ZWYP), a youth-led non-government organization that is under Mother Earth Foundation, has been an agent in environmental awareness and protection of the people in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The organization, together with its members, has been steadfast, in partnering with the Local Government Unit of San Fernando, Pampanga, and creating environmental activities that empower the youth in environmental protection and conservation.
Now, the youth organization joins the Climate Youth Strike Philippines (CYS PH), a national movement that aims to empower the youth to take action in addressing the adverse effects of climate change, and takes the lead in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga with “TALK DIRTY TO ME: A Forum on Burning and Plastic Pollution”, an assembly that aims to talk about some of the causes of Climate Change, this Friday, May 24, 4:30 PM at the basketball court of Brgy. Sto. Rosario, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
The said activity aims for the heightened public awareness in plastic pollution and burning, and the urgent call to action of the national government to strictly implement the national law – Republic Act 9003, especially in this time of climate crisis. For the event to be more efficacious, speakers coming from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Mother Earth Foundation, and Office of Hon. Councilor Benedict Jasper Lagman, the author of CSFP’s plastic-Free Ordinance, were invited.
“Climate Change is real and its effects are already happening right before our very eyes,” says Jann Audry Manalese, President of ZWYP. “In order for the people’s awareness with Climate Change to be raised, we must first tackle the causes of it; the simplest things that they do that contributes to Climate Change must be discussed with them.”
Various youth-led organizations, students, and most especially, the public, are encouraged to join the forum.