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Group 2 Eng 30 THX Project Proposal

In our world today, climate change is one of the latest topics you’ll hear in
different fields. Environmental awareness became popular because of the change in the
environment that we encounter. Even in the business world, businessmen think of ways
to create a green revolution to earn money while protecting mother earth. Here are just
some articles that tackle environment awareness:
Chinese and Japanese experts laid out sample “green” policies to their fellow Asians
today at the UNIDO International Conference on Green Industry in Asia being held in
Manila, Philippines.
China highlighted its Circular Economy Promotion Law while Japan reiterated the “3R”
concept of reducing, re-using and recycling.
According to Tsinghua University professor Shi Lei, the Circular Economy law which
took effect on January 1 this year “refers to reducing, re-using and recycling activities
conducted in production, circulation and consumption”—very much aligned to the
Japanese 3R principles which have been officially adopted by other nations.
As early as 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
has campaigned for the integration of the 3Rs in national policies to change
consumption patterns. In 2002, during the World Summit on Sustainable Development
in Johannesburg, South Africa, the same 3R concepts were at the core of the summit’s
plan of implementation.
During the open-forum, representatives from the Philippine packing industry noted how
the 3R concept has always been in the UN agenda since the 1950s, but with a fourth
thrust which is no longer heard of these days—“elimination”. UNIDO-Vietnam
representatives noted the confusing effects that these inconsistencies on terminologies
might bring.

“The purpose of the conferences are to help policy makers and differing terms do not
help,” one of the representatives said.

- Jen Balboa

RP joins biggest Earth Day rites

April 21, 2010, 6:40pm

The Philippines is taking part in this year's biggest Earth Day event yet as at least one billion
people in 190 countries worldwide are expected to participate in the 40th Earth Day
celebration this Thursday.
Manila bulletin

Even if that is said, still environment awareness seems to be lip service among
many people, especially in our country. It seems like in the urban areas, many people
does not practice proper disposal for their garbage or to use practical and earth friendly
methods in their daily life. The effect of these nuisances over pollution returns a deadly
blow. Typhoons grow stronger, Sewage pipes are getting clog with garbage which was
not disposed properly, and we can even feel an energy crisis right now because many
Filipinos don’t conserve energy.
The Manila Floods: Why Wasn't the City Prepared?
By Ishaan Tharoor Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2009

(excerpt from the article in time magazine)

Last weekend's flood was in large part the result of the capital's poor drainage and sanitation
systems, which have been neglected by several successive administrations in power. As
Ketsana rained down upon Manila, sewers that were clogged up by plastic bags and other
refuse led to roads becoming rivers and gardens lagoons. Video images of desperate people
riding floating pontoons of garbage down inundated streets were a sign not just of the
consequences of the flood, but also its causes. Many impoverished Manila residents live in
makeshift settlements by rivers and creeks — the source of their drinking water — that
overflowed and carried off their homes. "People have always been living on the edge," says
Carlos Celdran, a popular Manila historian and performing artist. "It's amazing the city has
actually managed to make it this far."

Our project aims to arrest this issue. We want to make a change and start being
aware on the world we are living in. As such, we aim to make money while saving the
earth and use it to pass what we started to the next generation which is the young
children from our target elementary school.

1. To teach children about environment awareness in a more convincing way
2. To do the project applying our cause

Target People: 60-80 children from elementary school

Venue: School Grounds
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am- 9:00am Preparation in the venue
9:00am - 11:00am Talk about the environment
11:00am - 12:00nn Lunch
12:00nn - 3:00pm booths with different activities
Booth 1 – Junk Art
Booth 2 – practical use for biodegradable materials
Booth 3 – Games
Booth 4 – Jam session
3:00pm – 3:30pm Awarding and giving of materials
3:30pm – 4:00pm Clean Up
Materials: Microphone, Speaker, Laptop, Projector, Garbage Bag, Food, Guide book,
School Materials (optional), other materials for the activity
Estimated Cost: Php 21,000
Fund Raising:
• Acoustic Session
• Junk Drive
• T-shirt Selling
• Solicitations

Why do you have to choose our project? Here are the following reasons:
• Practically, anyone have an idea on how to save the earth in their own little ways,
they just need to be heard and encourage sharing their insights.
• We will not only help the children learn about environment awareness, we
ourselves will also learn from our experience in raising the fund.
• We can do the project in a day, but the experience everyone gained from it will
last; especially when we manage to inspire the children to practice what we teach
and share it to other people.