Bacolodnons urged: Observe environment-friendly Christmas

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE Bacolod City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution authored by Councilor Em Ang, urging Bacolodnons to observe an environment-friendly Christmas season.

The resolution noted that Christmas is one of the widely celebrated holidays in the Philippines, and is also the biggest season for retail and commercial activities.

It said Christmas celebrations create more recyclable waste than any other time of the year as these activities generate unnecessary trash, use precious resources, and create a large carbon footprint.

“We can help cut back on the impact of pollution generated during the season by exchanging eco-friendly Christmas gifts, using green Christmas trees, homemade Christmas decorations, and LED Christmas lights to save on energy,” the resolution added.

The resolution also urged the public to re-use or recycle wrapping paper, put gifts in reusable bags, patronize products of companies or organizations known to implement green practices, and tree planting.

In the midst of the celebrations, Bacolodnons should be responsible in disposing trash so as not to wreck havoc to the already degraded environment, the resolution said.

It added that Christmas should be a time to give thanks to the Creator for giving the people an earth to live in, and the best way to show this gratitude is by being responsible stewards of His creation. (CNC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 12, 2013.

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