To raise environmental consciousness among Filipinos, the month of June was declared as Philippine Environment Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 237. This year, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy – BARMM joins the nation in celebrating with the theme: “Sama-samang Pagkilos, Sama-samang Paghilom: Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan”.
A collective action from different individuals brings forth a flow of change. When we take action together, unite to make smart choices, and raise our voices as one, our movement will eventually become an environmental action eventually rolling into an impactful contribution.
TAKE ACTION. We can start our own initiatives from the four corners of our homes, join an existing environmental movement in our local community, or urge others to give nature a ‘green’ boost.
MAKE SMART CHOICES. Shifting from old habits into eco-friendly choices. Plastics to reusable items. Purchasing environmentally-friendly products. Establishing zero-waste practices. You may also encourage friends and family to do the same.
RAISE YOUR VOICE. Use your social media presence to increase others’ awareness of the existing environmental concerns and issues. Build an alliance and group your voices together to create a louder impact. Press your nation’s decision-makers to formulate and better implement environmental laws and policies.
Whatever action we do to contribute to nature’s restoration, let us spread the word and enjoin others. One or two persons can’t do it alone. As what this year’s Philippine Environment Month theme relays: Together, being one with environment, we can heal and restore.