MANILA — Several local celebrities have lent their voices in support of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, encouraging their millions of fans to unite with them against the huge challenges facing our planet.
This Wednesday, Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes, and Iza Calzado led this cause by sharing the “climate actions” that they are taking to try and save a planet “in crisis.”
This included practices in conserving energy, buying only essential needs to reduce the damage to our natural resources, engaging in zero waste management, and using single-use plastics.
Volunteerism and teaching disaster preparedness were some of the other ways mentioned to help Filipinos prepare for climate change.
Check all of them out below:
@dongdantes, Founder of @yespinoy, uses his #VoiceForThePlanet to fight for a better future! 💚 Celebrity, actor, director and reservist Dong Dantes founded and chaired @yespinoy Foundation since 2009 to champion Filipinos’ empowerment, responsible citizen participation and resilience building. Through partnerships and volunteerism, YPF has been able to train around 32,000 young people and leaders on climate action, disaster preparedness and leadership; distribute more than 2000 Go Bags; lead more than 20 disaster response operations; turn over a two-storey, four classroom building with 3,000 DepEd-accredited school chairs to Typhoon Haiyan-affected Estancia Central School in Iloilo; and provide bag-making livelihood to Yolanda survivors and differently-abled youth through the social-enterprise Taclob under the disaster preparedness program, I am Super. Dong also served as Commissioner-at-Large of the National Youth Commission (NYC) and, in 2015, he spearheaded the #NowPH campaign that resulted in 3.6 million pledges for the historic COP 21, and in the issuance of Proclamations declaring November 25 of every year as the ‘National Day for Youth in Climate Action’ and ‘ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day’. Official partnerships with DILG and OCD were also sealed to strategically engage the youth in disaster risk reduction and management. #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 #EarthDayPH #ClimateAction #EarthDayEveryDay
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco:
Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat:
Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the @tourism_phl uses her #VoiceForThePlanet to fight for a better future! 💚 Bernadette Romulo-Puyat was appointed Secretary of the Department of Tourism, Philippines in May 2018. This follows 12 years of working with the Department of Agriculture, including serving as its Undersecretary. Leveraging her degrees in economics, Ms. Romulo-Puyat has held economic consulting positions and lectured at her alma mater, the University of the Philippines. She is the current Chairperson of multiple boards and committees, including the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, Tourism Promotions Board, Duty Free Philippines Corporation, National Parks Development Committee, Intramuros Administration, and Philippine Retirement Authority. #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 #EarthDayPH #ClimateAction #EarthDayEveryDay
The local initiative tied to Earth Day 2020 was in partnership with PLDT-Smart's Gabay Kalikasan program. You can learn more about it here and this year's Earth Day on this link.
Other messages for Earth Day 2020 can be watched on the official Instagram page of Earth Day Philippines.