Climate Change Consciousness Week 2016
Climate Change Consciousness Week 2016 at Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary started with a forum on “Global Situation of Water and Food Security,” on December 1, 2016. Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM, gave a presentation on the looming water crisis on a global scale. Mita Dimalanta spoke on “Water is Wealth”, focusing on the water situation in Baguio City. Discussions on the floor were lively, as the participants realized the urgent need to take action on the issue of water.
Jefferson Laruan, owner of Lily of the Valley Organic Farms, and Gawad Saka Regional Awardee for 2 years, led a one-day discussion on “Growing your own food” on the occasion of Climate Change Consciousness Week at Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary. The participants were thankful to learn how to have a supply of safe, healthy, and nutritious food for their families by growing their own food. The day’s discussions centered on organic farming awareness, soil management, seeds and plant management, pest management and harvest.