Recognizing the importance of information, education and communication (IEC) programs to heighten public awareness of environment challenges facing our country today, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has been holding and supporting Waste Management Exhibitions and Environmental Summits and Events.

General IEC Goals:

1. Promote responsible environmental stewardship among our people (individually and collectively);
2. Establish and strengthen mechanisms of cooperation and partnerships between and among national government agencies’ LGUs, civil society and the private sector;
3. Showcase most noteworthy accomplishments in the areas of environmental protection, legislation, environmental research and development, planning and program implementation;
4. Promote best practices and new systems and technologies towards reducing air, land and water pollution, carbon emissions and toxic dioxins; and
5. Promote awareness of global warming and climate change, and disaster risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation measures.

January 2017 Third ESWM Exhibition

On January 26-29, 2017, the EMB will lead in the observance of Zero Waste Month, highlighted by the 3rd Ecological Solid waste Management Exhibition and Environmental Summit, in partnership with the Quezon City Government and Climate Change Commission.

The four-day Exhibition and Summit at the Quezon Memorial Circle will include interactive and outdoor activities, highlighting 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and waste segregation at source. Invited speakers will tackle appropriate solutions to environmental challenges, including emerging systems and technologies, to prevent and mitigate harm. The other components are:

• Bike Run to encourage participants to promote a healthy lifestyle;
• Zumba for health and mindful appreciation of the green venue;
• Zero Waste Fair to promote best environmental practices and technologies
• Tiangge of organic products (safe food and health products)
• E-concert featuring pro-environment singers, musicians and artists
• Environmental Play featuring the “Mga Anak ni Inang Daigidig”
• 10 Stations for the Environment Interactive Exhibit
• And many more

Stakeholders, Sponsors and Personalities

Concerned national government agencies, LGUs, NGOs, academe, and the private sector are expected to support the event as sponsors, exhibitors and participants. They include:

• Quezon City Government (plus 15 cities and municipality in NCR)
• Select cities and municipalities in Central Luzon and CALABARZON
• National Solid Waste Management Commission (member agencies and sectors)
• Metro Manila Development Authority
• Climate Change Commission
• National Youth Commission
• Department of Interior and Local Government
• Ecowaste Coalition
• Mother Earth Foundation
• Gawad Kalinga Foundation
• Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.
• And others…

Personalities known for their leadership and active environmental role have been invited to help draw people to the event. These personalities include: President Rodrigo Duterte, Secretary Gina Lopez, Senator Loren Legarda, and Senator Cynthia Villar, and Quezon City’s Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte, among others.