BE ECO

(SEA)MANA SANTA

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Written by Jae Erroll | Pictures by Gaps Sabuero, Jae Erol Lee, and Matias Olivieri

Solid waste is one of the most pressing problems of the world today with only 7% of the world’s trash currently being recycled. The Philippines is listed as the third highest contributor of plastic pollution in the world - only trailing Indonesia and China. This is probably because of ignorance and apathy. The most commonly collected items of trash are cigarette butts, plastic bottles and single-use plastics, which continue to pollute our land, oceans & wildlife.

Time is the most precious gift we can give to our environment: whether it be time to pick up trash or time to engage in conservation work with local environmental initiatives such as Siargao Environmental Awareness (SEA Movement), Seventh Sea Conservation, Sun Crew Siargao, and Grom Nation, but perhaps most importantly try to take the time to see the value and urgent need for conservation.

So for Semana Santa remember the Six Rs:

  • The first R is - RE-THINK - make your choices wisely.
  • The second R is -REUSE - which is perhaps the easiest and most effective approach to reduce plastic pollution.
  • The third is R - REFUSE - make smart choices and learn to avoid unnecessary consumption.
  • The fourth R is - REDUCE - set a target and aim to change your approach/system.
  • The fifth R is - RECYCLE - converting waste materials into new materials and objects.
  • The last and most important R is - RESPECT - our planet has been very generous in providing us with our very basic needs - she deserves our utmost love and respect - after all, there is only one planet Earth, which we all call home… Finally, give meaning to your vacation by helping out the environment. Make this SEAmana Santa a holy one by realising that the environment does not need us, but we, desperately need the environment!

Surigaonon

SEAmana Santa

An basura isa sa pinaka importante na problema kuman sa kalibotan, may 7% ra sa tanan basura sa kalibotan an maresiklo. An Pilipinas nalista na ika-tuyo na nagtampo sa polusyon sa plastik sa kalibotan - lujo ra sa Indonesia sanan China. Tungod bagan ini sa ka wayay kahibayo sanan ka wayay pagtagad. An pinaka sagad na butang na makolekta sa basura amo an upos nan sigarilyo, botelya nan plastik sanan plastik na ka isa ra gamiton, na nagpadajon na nagkontaminar sa ato kalupaan, kadagatan sanan mga kahajupan. An panahon amo an pinaka bililhon na regalo naa to mahatag sa kalikopan: biskan panahon sa pagpuyot nan basura o panahon sa pag-apil nan trabaho sa konserbar iban sa mga inisyatibo sa lokal na kalikopan singod nan Siargao Environmental Awareness (SEA Movement), Seventh Sea Conservation, Sun Crew Siargao, sanan Grom Nation, pero siguro an pinaka importante, mosuway kita paghanap nan panahon na makita an bili sanan ka dinalian na kinahanglan sa pagkonserbar.

Hampan para sa semana santa may Unom ka mga R:An una na R - RE-THINK KON HUNAHUNAON PAG-UTRO - taronga pagbuhat an imo mga pilion.

An ika-duha na R - REUSE KON GAMITA PAG-UTRO - na amo bagan an pinaka sajon sanan pinaka epektibo na paagi sa pagmenos sa polusyon nan plastik.

An ika-tuyo na R - REFUSE KON BALIBARI - paghinang nan marajaw na mga pagpili sanan pagkat-on paglikay nan dili kon kinahanglan na pagkonsumo An ika-upat na R - REDUCE KON PAUBSAN - pagbutang nan target sanan punteryaha na mautro an imo pamaagi/sistema.

An ika-lima na R - RECYCLE KON RESIKLO - an mga basura na materyales mahinang na bag-o na materyales sanan bag-o na mga butang.

An kataposan sanan pinaka importante na R - RESPECT kon Respeto - an ato planeta mahatagon karajaw sa paghatag kanato nan ato mga tagkinahanglan na mga butang - angajan sija sa ato tanan gugma sanan respeto - kay lagi may isa ra ka planeta na Kalibotan, na ato tagtawag na panimayay... Sa kataposan, hatagi nan kahuyogan an imo bakasyon pinaagi sa pagtabang sa kalikopan. Hinanga ini na SEAmana Santa na balaan pinaagi sa pagsabot na an kalikopan waya magkinahanglan kanato, pero kita, nagkinahanglan gajod sa kalikopan!

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