The Local Government of Davao City through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) celebrated its annual Ecofest last June, where two of the activities were held in the Cleanergy Park.
The Ecofest Davao is a month-long celebration of the City Government of Davao that is held in June, which is declared as the country’s Environment Month. This aims to promote positive environmental actions in Davao and improve environmental awareness within the community. This year’s theme is “Connecting Dabawenyos to Nature, Building Sustainable Davao City through EcoAction and Collaboration”.
The City ENRO organized two events in the Cleanergy Park. The first event was the E-Tanom or Itanom, which is a Cebuano word that means to plant, held last June 8. Around 50 youth members of Let’s do it! Philippines planted mangrove propagules near the shore of the park.
The other event was held last June 26 and was called the E-Suroy or Isuroy in Cebuano, which means to Tour. The E-suroy was held in partnership with the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO). This was meant for the abused and neglected children, who are now under CSSDO’s care. The children were toured around the park and were educated on how they can help protect and save the endangered sea turtles.
Davao Light Community Relations Manager, Fermin Edillon together with his team warmly welcomed the guests during the said events.
Cleanergy Park is a project of Davao Light, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation. It is a biodiversity park that is aimed to preserve the pawikan nesting grounds, be a home of many thriving bird species and help maintain ecological balance for other sea and land creatures.