To further encourage QCitizens to take part in the city’s climate actions, the Quezon City Government has organized a three-day community engagement event featuring small businesses and organizations that implement environment-friendly and climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.
The city government’s Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Department (CCESD) has gathered 15 environmental advocates to highlight their products and projects from May 5 to 7 at the SM North EDSA Annex activity center.
“Batid ng Quezon City Government na napakalaki ng issue ng climate change kaya sinisikap talaga nating maiparating kung anu-ano ba ang epekto nito sa mga residente, lalo na sa mga kabataan. Ibinababa natin ang mga proyekto ng lungsod sa mga komunidad at ibinabahagi sa kanila kung ano ang kaya nilang gawin para mabawasan o mapigilan ang matinding epekto ng pabago-bagong klima,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
School children, Kabahagi Center for Children with Disability kids, and solo parents are among the invited participants to the three-day activity. They can join training and interactive activities to inspire them to practice sustainable lifestyles.
Photos taken by the children with disabilities of the Kabahagi Center will also be displayed as part of the exhibit’s highlights.
The QCitizen youth, on the other hand, will be sharing their own vision of a “livable, green, sustainable and climate-resilient Quezon City.”
“Napakahalaga ng papel ng bawat QCitizen para malampasan at matugunan natin ang mga hamon ng isang pabago-bagong planeta. Sa pamamagitan ng pagkakaisa at sama-samang pagkilos ng pamahalaan at mga residente, tiyak na mapagtatagumpayan natin ang bawat programa para sa kalikasan,” the mayor added.
The exhibit is part of the “Zero Carbon by 2050: Call to Climate Action” campaign of the city government that empowers QCitizens and the nation in leading the change toward environmental protection.
Through the campaign, the city aims to spread greater awareness on climate issues among the youth and communities; showcase sustainable practices and products; and involve local residents and businesses in the call to action to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and promote sustainability.