THE proponents of the 5th Lunhaw Award has called on Dabawenyos to submit entries that seek to recognize their substantial contribution in taking centerstage the protection and management of the city's environment through their various eco-friendly initiatives.
Interface Development Interventions (Idis) Acting Executive Director and Lunhaw Awards Secretary Chinkie Peliño-Golle said, during Monday's Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, they are looking for applicants who deserve to be given the recognition for their green and outstanding practices.
Deadline of submission of entries is on February 24 while the awarding ceremony will be on March 17 in line with the Araw ng Dabaw festivity.
The annual award, launched in 2012 to support the environment agenda of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is co-organized by the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools, the Davao City Water District, the City Agriculturist's Office, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and Idis.
The Davao-based award-giving body focuses in promoting the Lunhaw Award nationwide as a platform in giving credit to individuals, groups or institutions for their valuable moves to sustain a clean and green environment.
Categories include green building, forest-based initiatives, organic agriculture, energy and water conservation, marine resource management, pollution control and education and advocacy.
Golle said they added new special categories such as Green Champion Award, a search for outstanding environmental advocates in Davao City and search for sustainable local government unit practices.
She said when Environment Secretary Gina Lopez visited the city, she lauded this move which is bent on appreciating the effort of ordinary individuals and expressed her intention to make the awarding nationwide.
They also invited Lopez and Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol to witness the awarding next month.
For those who are interested, check Lunhaw Awards on Facebook.