Young Lasallian leaders recently gathered at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas to signify their commitment to sustainability during the “LIVES 2018 : Lasallian Integrated Vision on Environmental Sustainability” summit.
Lasallian leaders showed their animo spirit as representatives from 16 district schools of De La Salle Philippines gathered to discuss the feasible approaches in dealing with environmental concerns which could be implemented by the summit participants to ensure significant impact.
The LIVES event, which was made up of activities that promoted camaraderie among participants, successfully met its objective of creating a collaborative network of leaders that will share ideas, information and approaches to advocating environmental protection and implementing sustainable solutions on a local and national level. Among the speakers at the event were DLSU-D President Br. Gus Boquer, FSC, EdD who welcomed the participants to the summit and Bonar Laureto, Executive Director of the Philippine Business for the Environment.
Climate Reality Project Philippines Country Manager Rodne Galicha kicked off the discussions when he gave an overview on the State of the Philippine Environment through his topic Philippine Climate Change: Critical Issues and the Role of the Youth.
Haribon Foundation’s Maria Theresa dela Cruz shared the State of the Philippine Biodiversity: Focusing on Forest and Freshwater while Oceana Philippines Vice President Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos addressed the State of the Philippine Environment: Marine Ecosystem and ongoing environmental conservation programs.
Ecowaste Coalition’s zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre spoke about Solid Waste: The rising problem in the Philippines and how the youth can be part of the solution and Barangay Sta. Ana, Taytay, Rizal Kagawad Tobit Cruz rounded up the talks on the youth’s crucial role in the success of the Taytay Creek Rehabilitation.