TABUK CITY, Kalinga – To create a clean and green consciousness in schools through various innovative methods, 15 public schools will compete for the annual search for the Cleanest and Greenest School initiated by the City Government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).
The competing schools are Tabuk City National High School (TCNHS), TCNHS- Bantay Extension and Balong NHS for the secondary category and Lanna Elementary School (ES), Bullaguian ES, Laya ES, Madopdop ES, Casigayan ES, Callagadao ES, Dilag ES, Bulo West ES, San Julian ES, Tabuk City Central School, Western Tabuk CS and Southern Tabuk CS for the elementary category.
According to Cresencia Naoy, Science Education Program Supervisor of the Tabuk City Schools Division Office, only 15 schools made it to this year’s search after a detailed pre-assessment and review of documents and other requirements. Other entries, she said were discarded for not fulfilling all the needed attachments due to time constraints.
As per 2016-2017 School Eco Assessment Guide issued by CENRO, the indicators used to determine the top three winners for each category are Good Governance (school policy on environment protection and transparency), Administration (creation of committee on environment or core group responsible for environment protection measures and school organization participation), Community Concern (health and sanitation; and information, education and communication campaign) and Environment Management Approaches (implementation of solid waste management and greening program).
The CENRO will conduct field validation and documentation of best practices from February 10 to March 2017.
Top three winners in both categories will receive P50,000.00, P40,000.00, and P30,000.00 cash prizes.
Winners will be announced during the Environment Month culminating activity sometime in July 2017.
By Darwin S. Serion