CEBU CITY, June 24 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has spearheaded a series of environmental protection forums in the three provinces in Central Visayas as part of the celebration of the Environment Month this June.
The forums were held in Negros Oriental State University in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental campus, Bohol Island State University Main Campus and Cebu Technological University Argao Campus.
DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Isabelo Montejo said the Environmental Stewardship forums were aimed at inculcating to the youth the environmental programs of the national government.
This is to provide an opportunity to present and discuss about DENR programs and projects specifically in addressing climate change, national greening program, biodiversity protection and environmental citizenship to a number of students and members of the faculty, Montejo said.
He said the forums would help convey to the academe the seriousness in protecting the environment with the enthusiasm of the youth.
Our biggest partner in environmental protection and conservation is our youth and we count on them as they have the passion and eagerness, Montejo said. (PNA)