TO TEACH children the importance of growing trees for a sustainable environment, Carmen Copper Corp. organized an on-the-spot poster-making contest that explored the theme “Greening Towards a Sustainable Future.”
The contest—held on June 17, 2019—is one of the highlights of the company’s month-long celebration of the Environment Month, which is observed every June.
Some 26 pupils from the different elementary schools in Toledo City showcased their talents in visual arts. They demonstrated in their artworks how greening and progress can grow together in building a sustainable world.
The artworks depicted concepts on reforestation, sustainable energy, recycling, proper waste management, river protection, air quality control and other greening efforts.
“At times, we neglect to give attention to the voice of the youth—failing to consider that their ideas are practical, sound and true. We truly hope that this activity gave all participants a venue to express their ideas and to show them how their ideas count and could serve as inspiration to others,” said Christopher John W. Salcedo, head of Carmen Copper’s environment department.
Cambang-ug Elementary School’s Grade 6 pupil Princess Arzenette S. Tinampay won the first prize, while De La Salle-Andres Soriano Memorial College’s Grade 6 pupil Nheriza B. Tocmo took home the second prize. Biga Elementary School’s Grade 6 pupil Clarince Kent Kilag bagged the third prize.
The winners received P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000, respectively, plus medals and certificates. Their winning artworks will be used in different information, education and communication materials that promote environment protection and enhancement initiatives of the company.
After recognizing Carmen Copper’s crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance between economic growth and care for the environment, it heightens its environmental protection and enhancement initiatives through intensified progressive rehabilitation and various greening activities.
In celebration of the Environment Month, the company has launched a month-long set of activities to raise awareness on environmental conservation and protection, including a tree-growing activity last June 25 in celebration of Arbor Day.
The other activities set are the river clean-up, “Basura Ko, Hipuson Ko (My Trash, My Responsibility)” campaign and Trash-to-Treasure Challenge.