DENR-XI, SM Cinemas host Green Film Festival in Davao City

With the aim to educate and 4-11 denr-xi sm cinemas host green film festival in davao city resizedraise awareness of young students on the state of the Philippine environment and promote environmental sustainability, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-XI) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with SM Cinemas hosted a Green Film Festival event last April 10, 2018 at Cinema 2 of SM Lanang Premier.
This simultaneous event is also in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It will run for 2 hours, from 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning, and in every 2 months. 
This year, screenings will be on April 10, June 19, August 14 and October 9. 
Green Film Festival was launched last February 13, 2018 at SM North Edsa in Quezon City to give teachers, students and environmental advocates the opportunity to watch various films and video materials about the environment. It also aims to inspire the youth sector in the protection and sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. 
In Davao City, screenings will be held on the following venues: Cinema 2 of SM Lanang Premier on April 10; Cinema 2 of SM Lanang Premier on June 19; Cinema 4 of SM Ecoland on August 14; and Cinema 4 of SM Ecoland on October 9.
Materials to be shown during the Green Film Festival will include short films and documentaries from DENR and its Bureaus. It will feature various environmental topics such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, air and water pollution prevention, solid waste management and sustainable and eco-friendly schools to name a few. 
Said materials aim to showcase the beauty of planet earth as well as to teach the value of preserving the environment and natural resources.
Secondary and tertiary level students are invited to join by registering to this link:
The Green Film Festival is one of the many initiatives of DENR-EMB in compliance to Republic Act 9512 or the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act which is now on its 10th year of enactment. #TayoAngKalikasan #GreenFilmFestival


Hands-On-ARMS outreach activity held

To raise awareness and highlight the importance of coastal and marine resources to the local communities, especially to the youth, Department of Environment and Natural Resources -XI through its Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section (CRFMS) and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Compostela Valley recently conducted the Hands-On-ARMS outreach activity at Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape (MPLS), Compostela Valley.

This interactive activity was participated by selected Grade 6 students from Don William Gemperle Elementary School in Mabini. The participants were given an opportunity to learn and observe the marine cryptobiota using a simple hand lens or magnifying glass and forceps. They also sorted and classified these small animals into their respective groups.

Despite their small size, marine cryptobiota provides various ecological good and services and serves as primary building blocks of the coral reef. Marine cryptobiota includes shrimps, crabs, hermit crabs, brittle stars, sponges, and tunicates, among others.

As part of DENR's Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP), the Department monitors cryptobiota with the use of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS), a long-term collecting device that mimics the coral reef and attract these animals. The data will be collected to study on their biodiversity and the effects of climate change on reefs.



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