MSC celebrates World Environment Day

BOAC, Marinduque — The College of Environmental Studies (CES) of Marinduque State College (MSC) in collaboration with University of the Philippines and De La Salle University recently launched a seminar-workshop entitled “Code Red for the Future” on the need of environmental sustainability and climate action in preparation for the World Environment Day (WED).

With the designation of the United Nations Assembly declaring June 5th as WED, it served as a platform to raise awareness on the problems facing the environment such as air pollution, plastic pollution, illegal wildlife trade, sustainable consumption, sea-level increase, and food security, among others.

Present at the activity were Dr. Evangeline Mandia, Dean of MSC-CES who spearheaded the activity and shared her input, Dr. Eric Punzalan of DLSU College of Chemistry who introduced the idea and practicality of citizen science and Assistant Professor Ron Jay Dangcalan from UP Los Baños-Department of Social Development Services who discussed the high impact extension projects.

Meanwhile, the Island Ambassador Dr. Randy Nobleza buy-in the Marinduque Studies Knowledge Center to consolidate mining research, environmental studies with a transdisciplinary approach. He also dedicated a rendition of the poem ‘Ayon kay Kid Talaba’ about the mine tailings disaster which took place 27 years ago which killed the Boac River. –

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