BAGUIO CITY – Public elementary and high school teachers’ coordinators in the city’s public elementary and secondary schools underwent a three-day training on Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) recently.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in partnership with the Baguio City Division of the Department of Education, facilitated the training of 90 participants at the Division Conference Hall.
The YES-O is the only established and recognized co-curricular environmental organization in every school concentrating on different programs pertaining to the environment of the school.
The establishment YES-O, stipulated in DepED ORDER No. 72, s. 2003, serves as a significant avenue for teachers and students’ action towards safeguarding, protecting and conserving the environment.
Different specialists from the Regional Office 0f the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and Department of Education, Baguio City focused their lectures on the Salaknib-ti-Waig Program, Nursery Establishment and Management, Philippine Clear Water Act, Philippine Clean Air Act, Toxic substance, Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act, Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System, Recycling, Institutionalizing the Ecological Solid Waste Management and Material Recovery Facility, Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly schools, Gender and Development, Climate Change , Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools, and Calendar of Annual Proposed Activities (CAPA) of the YES-O.
Sheryline L. Bustarga, Baguio City Division YES-O President accepted the challenge as the frontline leader from Asuncion C. Saguid, Division Yes-O Adviser, on the matters pertaining to the overall advocacy of the organization.
By Eugene B. Patinglag