By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City — The Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental will hold a Community Environment Day today, June 21, 2019.
The event aims to create awareness and action on environmental protection in cooperation with partner agencies.
Resort Manager Ellen Marie Jalandoni said they are encouraging and campaigning for the awareness of the emerging environmental issues of deforestation, waste disposal, ecological balance and sustainable consumption that affects the community.
Jalandoni also said that as a bat sanctuary, a bird watching site, home of a number of species of butterflies and other interesting animals and life forms, there is a need for the resort to provide ecological protection and balance to be able to prevent the impending destruction and disappearance of these wonderful creatures that naturally took habitation in Mambukal.
“As a community, we should work together to further create cooperation and a holistic approach for these environmental concerns,“ she added.
Mambukal also seeks partnership with different offices in the provincial and national government, Philippine Army, NGOs such as Philippine BioDiversity, Energy Development Corporation, the academe and the community of Barangay Minoyan and the Municipality of Murcia.
Environmental awareness will be extended through talks on “Stewardship of the Environment”, “Waste Disposal and Segregation” and Protection MMR as an Ecotourism Mountain Destination”.
There will also be clearing, clean-up and tree planting of bamboos, native and flowering trees and shrubs in Mambukal Mountain Resort.