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Back to listApr 21, 2013

SGI-Philippines Youth Host Earth Day Forum

Oscar L. Gador III Oscar L. Gador III speaking at the forum

On April 21, SGI-Philippines youth members held an earth day forum at the Philippines Culture Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila. In the spirit of Earth Day (April 22) the forum aimed to increase awareness of environmental issues. The forum's theme was the "Oneness of Life and its Environment" and it was attended by 190 youth members, who expressed their support of the event and its theme by wearing green. This is the third consecutive year such a forum has been held.

 

SGI-Philippines youth members Youth members expressing support for the forum's message by wearing green

Drawing on the January 2013 issue of the SGI Quarterly magazine, Ronaldo Cabauatan, a young men's leader, gave a presentation titled "Rethinking Waste: Converting Waste to Wealth." He focused on the positive impact that individuals can have on the environment through even small, seemingly insignificant actions. Guest speaker Oscar L. Gador III, environmentalist and volunteer coordinator of the Greenpeace Foundation Southeast Asia gave a talk on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) followed by a question and answer session.

 

[Adapted from an article in the May 2013 issue of Pag-asa, SGI-Philippines; photos courtesy of SGI-Philippines]