UNITED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan recently graced the celebration of the United Nations (UN) Day with the theme “Our Planet, Our Future: Acting in Unity Today for a Better Tomorrow”, held at the Robinsons Place, Tuguegarao City.
Dubbed “fUN Day for KidZ”, the celebration was organized by Zonta Club of Tuguegarao, an organization advocating for women’s rights. The event featured the students in Tuguegarao City and Lal-lo, Cagayan dressed in costumes representing the different UN countries.
“Our mission at the Department is to mobilize the citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the country’s environment and natural resources. And that citizenry includes our children,” said Director Bambalan as she commended the Zonta Club for influencing the children to advocate for the environment at a young age.
She thanked the said women's organization for its continued support to the projects and programs of the Department towards environmental rehabilitation.
“2022 is the International year of Sustainable Mountain Development as designated by the United Nations General Assembly giving focus on the role that women play in environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas,” she informed.
The lady director encouraged the Zonta Club members to help the agency in its greening efforts by adopting tree plantation sites as part of their environmental activities.
Maria Olivia Pascual, president of the civic organization, expressed her gratitude to the DENR for contributing to their environmental care activities especially in their advocacy to “build a better world for women and girls”.
Also present in the celebration was Tuguegarao City Mayor Maila Rosario Ting-Que who committed to continue working for a safe and balanced environment for the welfare of everyone especially the children.#