SM Malls in San Jose del Monte, Marilao, and Baliwag recently treated students, teachers and environmental advocates to movies about the environment at the Green Film Festival.
This is a joint initiative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) and SM Cinemas, in cooperation with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education. It aims to educate students on the state of the Philippine environment and promote environmental sustainability.
Shown during the festival were documentaries, short films, and videos from DENR and its various bureaus, offices, and attached agencies. Topics tackled were climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, air and water pollution prevention, solid waste management, and sustainable and eco-friendly schools.
Preserving the Planet
The films showcased the beauty of our planet and explained the value of preserving the environment and natural resources.
Cristina Sanchez, Administrative Officer V of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office of San Jose del Monte, thanked the people behind the project.
“This is a big challenge that we need to accept. Schools have important roles in maintaining the order and cleanliness of the environment,” she said.
The Green Film Festival is one of the many initiatives of DENR-EMB, in compliance with Republic Act 9512 or the Natural Environmental Awareness and Education Act now on its 10th year.