Three environmental organizations will launch a 3-day intensive this month for aspiring ecobrickers and eco-leaders here in Panglao. Dubbed as the “Ecobrick Training of Trainers Workshop”, it allow participants to learn the fundamental principles, philosophy, and science behind plastic and ecobricks.
Rosalie Lopez Fuentes, a volunteer coordinator for the Bohol training workshop, said that Panglao will be the second leg in the country after the first one will take place in Manila on October 20-22.
Fuentes also noted that Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities (Seed4Com) director, Dann Diez, has chosen this island because of the trash problem in the ocean. She added that anyone is welcome join the workshop as it will give way to eco-leaders and empower them to lead starter workshops in their respective local government units (LGUs) and communities.
Attendees are encouraged to save up clean plastic trash and bring in used 500 ml bottles. Two senior Indonesian trainers from Global Ecobrick Alliance (GEA) will help conduct the training and exchange ecobrick insights with the Filipinos.
Seed4com is a non-profit organization that provides help through restoration, rehabilitation and sustainable growth, and rural community development of disaster-hit, poverty-stricken and last-mile communities in the Philippines. Seed4com is also the convener of Let’s Do It Philippines that campaigns for clean, healthy climate resilient and zero-waste communities.
GEA is a collective of ecobrick leaders and they aim to bring an end to “trash”. They provide training seminars around the world.
For interested participants, registration fee is ₱2,000. Check payments can be directed to Sustainability Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities, Inc. For inquiries, you may contact Ms. Fuentes at email@example.com or through mobile no. 0915-963-1731 (Globe) or 0919-646-4195 (Smart) or through FB: https://www.facebook.com/rosalielopezfuentes.
By: Penny Lyn P. Cunanan