Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bonuan Gueset North Central School is RP’s 2nd Most Sustainable, Eco-Friendly School

The Bonuan Gueset North Central School, Dagupan City received second place in the recently concluded 2009 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools elementary category.

The National Champion was Penablanca East Central School, Agugaddan-Malibabag Penablanca, Cagayan. Badas Elementary School, Badas Placer, Surigao del Norte garnered third place.

The national search was conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) in partnership with Smart Communications. This search which aimed to highlight the achievements of schools that are committed in implementing various environmental programs, was participated by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The national winners received trophies and cash prizes of P50,000 for the first place, P40,000 for the second place and P30,000 for the third place.

The awarding ceremony was held last November 19 at SM North Edsa, Quezon City which was graced by DENR Sec. Lito Atienza and officials from Smart Communications.

The activity was conducted in observance of the National Clean Air month and the national Environment Awareness month last November.

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