The City Environment Management Office (CEMO) of the San Carlos City government in Negros Occidental started its Search for Sustainable & Eco-friendly Schools on Monday as part of the 11th Localized Environment Month.
This year, CEMO opted to have an actual evaluation of the 51 participating elementary and secondary public schools wherein criteria focus on the environmental related aspects of the school’s policy; environmental dimensions of school operations; environment-related features of the school curriculum; presence of vibrant eco organizations in campus; presence of environmental partners and linkages in various programs, projects and activities; and programs on COVID-19 health protocols.
Among the central schools evaluated on the first day of the search were Florentina Ledesma Elementary School, San Carlo Milling Company Inc. Elementary School, Tandang Sora Elementary School, Cong. Vicente Gustilo Sr. Memorial School, and Andres Bonifacio Central School.
Among the evaluators were SB Member Homer Vicente Gonzales Jr. of Guadalaupe, Provincial Environment Management staff, Agricultural Technician II Rodolfo Sapalo, Jr., and Community Development Assistants Sheila Joan Bautista and Ria Dada.
The winners will receive gadgets and garden tools./WDJ