The Environmental Management Bureau of the National Capital Region (EMB-NCR), through its Environmental Education and Information Unit (EEIU), conducted and Environment Training of Students at the Ilaya Elementary School last July 7. Participants of the said event were students under the sixth-grade level and their advisers. Environmental lectures on biodiversity management, solid waste management, climate change, among others were given by Ms. Salvacion Aguinaldo-Solis, EEIU Head and Mr. Chris Villarin, Head of the Regional Public Affairs Office of the DENR-NCR.
Republic Act 9512, otherwise known as the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008, is a vital environmental mandate that shapes young minds to be conscious and aware of the environment and this is why the EMB-NCR always ensures that the implementation of the laws that it implements have an Information, Education and Communication component to make community members, especially those who are part of the youth sector.
While the agency puts efforts in monitoring the compliance of industries to environmental laws, it is also proactive in strengthening environmental education in various sectors of communities, especially those belonging to the schooling population. For this to be possible, the schools are also encouraged to become partners of the agency in the conduct of similar events.