ROSALES, PANGASINAN – In the quest of saving and protecting Mother Earth, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Pangasinan joined billions of people around the globe in over 192 countries in the celebration of the largest civic event dedicated to planet Earth on April 22, 2015 at SM City Rosales. In partnership with SM Corporation, and Pangasinan Photographers Club,   PENRO Pangasinan showcased the different effects of climate change through photographs, posters and slogans with the theme, “Capturing the Effects of Climate Change”.

          Pangasinan PENR Officer Leduina Co states that various projects and programs are continually done by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to educate and inform everyone on the biggest challenge the world is facing right now. “Through our advocacies, we are enlightening every Filipino on how to address the problem on climate change. We should reflect on our daily activities if these are helping in the protection and preservation of the environment. On reducing the use of plastics, on proper disposal of wastes, reducing carbon footprints, we should act on the right things”.

            The Earth Day Celebration also highlighted various photographs showcased in an exhibit through the talented and promising photographers of the Pangasinan Photographers Club.  Markfil Tersol, President of the Pangasinan Photographers Club shares that these photographs captured express different messages and situations on current and pressing issues on climate change and global warming. “Through our photos, we want to convey the message of raising awareness to the people on this pressing issue that we should act on it as soon as possible.”

              DENR-I Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Engr. Pedro L. Noble also graced the event. In his message, Noble encouraged everyone to actively participate in the environmental protection and preservation and be responsible caretakers of our planet; making Earth day not just a one day event but a lifelong commitment to Mother Earth. (Felisandelle C. De Vera – RPAO)