THE Mambukal Mountain Resort in the Murcia, Negros Occidental will hold a Community Environment Day on June 21 to create awareness and action on environmental protection.
It will be held in cooperation with partner agencies and organizations.
Resort manager Ellen Marie Jalandoni said they are encouraging and campaigning for the awareness of the emerging environmental issues of deforestation, waste disposal, ecological balance and sustainable consumption that affect the community.
She said as a bat sanctuary, a bird-watching site, home of a number of species of butterflies and other interesting animals and life forms, there is a need for the Mambukal resort to provide ecological protection and balance to be able to prevent the impending destruction and disappearance of these wonderful creatures that naturally took habitation in Mambukal.
"As a community, we should work together to further create cooperation and a holistic approach for these environmental concerns," she said.
Mambukal also seeks partnership with different offices in the provincial and national government, Philippine Army, non-government organizations such as Philippine BioDiversity, Energy Development Corporation, the academe and the community of Barangay Minoyan and the Municipality of Murcia.
Environmental awareness will be extended through talks on "Stewardship of the Environment," "Waste Disposal and Segregation" and Protection MMR as an Ecotourism Mountain Destination."
There will also be clearing, clean-up and tree planting of bamboos, native and flowering trees and shrubs in Mambukal Mountain Resort. (PR)