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Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Legazpi City (11 June) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), is setting a new platform of competition among government offices, including government-owned and controlled corporations, with the launching today of 2011 Recognition Awards for Eco-friendly Government Offices.

"It is high time that all agencies of the government including government-owned and controlled corporations, walk the talk on environmental protection and management. There is no better way to show our people that the government means business when we ask them to get 'green' than by getting our public sector to get 'green' as well," DENR Secretary Horacio Ramos said.

According to EMB Director Juan Miguel Cuna, the program aims to assess the implementation of environmental management programs of participating government offices in terms of the 4Ps, namely, Policy and Promotion of Awareness, People and Practices.

Among the environmental programs that government agencies will be rated include electricity conservation, waste management, water conservation, fuel conservation, air pollution prevention, greening, emergency preparedness and green procurement.

The competition will run from May 2010 to April 2011. The outstanding offices will be recognized by the President in Malacañang in time for Earth Day 2011 on April 22. (EMB V/PIA)



Im glad more and more governments are engaging in this type of exercise and recognizing that it is high time to reduce their significant environment impact. Cheers I say!