UNO-R: Act Green (2nd Environmental Stewardship Conference)

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2nd Environmental Conference representatives: UNO-R and USJ-R

Ten delegates from University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos attended the 2nd Environmental Stewardship Conference with the Theme: “Kindling the Heart, Empowering the Mind for Environmental Stewardship.” This seminar was sponsored by the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) which was held last March 9-10, 2011 at the USJ-R Basak Campus, Cebu City.

The UNO-R delegation was headed by Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR together with: Benjie Placido, COF Acting President; Rollaine Cristine Redil, COF VP- External Affairs; Edmar Arsenio, Mr. COF Ambassador; Donson John Sadava, COF Representative; Ritchie Gene Mark Bayona, Chris Jean Delicano, Greenheart Hermitage Representatives; Ms. Kathryn D’Anjou, Greenheart Hermitage Immersionist; Ms. Mely Flores, UCDO Director and Mr. Rommel Bañas, College of Engineering Outreach Coordinator.

Rev. Fr. Raul M. Buhay, OAR (USJ-R VP for Administration) gave the rationale of the 2-day conference attended by about 100 participants from both public and private institutions. Mr. Rodney Galicha, Mr. Myke Magalang, Engr. Nestor Archibal, Ms Kathryn D’Anjou, Engr. Cerael Donggay, Ms. Sheila Castillo-Tiangco, Rev. Fr. Charlie Orobia, OAR, Ms. Elizabeth Sestoso and Hon. Ryan Tante were the speakers in the seminar.

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Speakers: 2nd Environmental Conference

Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR (TCP and Greenheart Hermitage President) also shared on the Theological Foundation of Ecology where he stressed that, ” Man is a Creature and thus part of the Ecosystem, the Human being is a Steward of the land and we are Finitude.” He challenged all sectors of the community to find their “relationship with nature,” and in the process, realize that they are part of the slowly degrading ecosystem brought by the irreversible effects of the past. He added that the said environmental stewardship is a “challenge for people and communities” however, the same needs the support of the government. Man should have “a collective attitude towards the needs of nature through education integration. “

This conference is part of a series of environmental conferences advocated by Bro. Jaazeal “Tagoy” Jakosalem, OAR.