In the spirit of volunteerism, sixty-five MORE Power employees dubbed as MORE Power Guardians of the Environment took part in the coastal and city forest clean-up project of the Iloilo City Government recently.
The annual undertaking was spearheaded by the Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office as part of the city government’s National Environmental Awareness Month activities this November.
“We would like to continue our commitment in serving our people in Iloilo not only being the distribution utility here but also sa mga ganitong klase ng project ng Iloilo City yung paglilinis ng environment. Maraming salamat po na nabigyan kami ng opportunity to be of help,” says Ma. Cristina D. Cabalhin, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs of MORE Power.
The location for the coastal clean-up drive was along the area of Brgy. Boulevard in Molo, wherein the volunteers were able to gather 59 sacks of trash. Most of the garbage collected are different types of plastic, old shoes, and plastic bottles.
Environmental Management Specialist Engr. Danilo Dinson of CENRO expressed his gratefulness to MORE Power as they foster the spirit of volunteerism, even if coastal clean-up is far from their mandate as a distribution utility.
“Daku gid katama and epekto sang clean-up drive. Isa na da ang awareness gid sang mga tawo nga taga diri nga makita nila nga nagapaninlo kita kag mabulig man sila kag indi maghaboy sang basura sa shoreline,” says Engr. Dinson, Environmental Management Specialist III of CENRO.
Plastic waste has become one of the main contributors to pollution in forests and the seas, harming marine creatures in the process. The activity aims to raise awareness among Ilonggos on being responsible trash owners.