Green initiatives in Davao commended anew

DAVAO CITY – A new set of environmental initiatives and practices were recognized in the 4th Lunhaw Awards, Thursday.

Under the Organic Agriculture category, victors were the Green Bounty Agri Produce in Eden, Toril and Josefina Ba Farm’s in Gumalang, Baguio District for growing of crops through organic concoction while the Abreeza Ayala Mall’s “Active and Passive Design” was awarded under the Green Building/Urban Greening category.

Meanwhile, the My Hotel in San Pedro for its rainwater-catching technology and the Radyo Tacunan’s Community Audio Towers in Baranggay Tacunan for its Radyo Organik program were recognized under the categories Water Conservation and Education and Advocacy respectively.

Also received special awards were Pangumahoy or the watershed protection through agro-forestry farming by Randy Legaspi of the Rainfo and Agro-Forestry, the Cleanergy Park of the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), the riverbanks rehabilitation project of Baranggay Matina Pangi and the riverbanks preservation in Baranggay Maa.

The winners were chosen from the 18 shortlisted entries out of the 23 submitted entries.

“We wanted to promote green initiatives that are worth replicating even in the household level to the Davaoenos and around the country. The goal of the Lunhaw Awards is to contribute in making our city a truly green and sustainable Davao City,” said Mary Ann Fuertes, Interface Development Interventions, Inc. (IDIS) Executive Director.

Fuertes said the initiatives will be a big help in mitigating climate change.

The Lunhaw Awards have already received about 114 environmental-friendly initiatives and practices from different groups and individuals since its beginning in 2012.

The annual Lunhaw Award is also co-organized by the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools (DACS), the Davao City Water District (DCWD), the City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO), the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and the IDIS.

| Published in 105.9 Balita FM Facebook page: Green initiatives in Davao commended anew, March 18, 2016

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