With a large number of people expected to troop to the paradise island of Boracay this coming Holy Week, environmentalists are stepping up their campaign to save the island too.
Greenpeace, in cooperation with Boracay Foundation and Boracay Yuppies, are reminding holiday-goers to protect the environment by doing three simple acts:
-Save energy by switching off and unplugging all electrical appliances when they leave their resort room;
– Reduce waste by bringing their own bag when they go out and saying no
to plastic bags, straws and sachets; and
– Walk more, to enjoy the beach and lessen air pollution.
This is something you can do in any part of the Philippines too.
Seair will be announcing the three simple acts from April 6 to
12 in their flights. Resorts as well as the local boat cooperative will be displaying project posters about what tourists can do help. Local TV cable stations Paradise Cable and Kalibo Cable will also be playing videos of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Aquino enjoining tourists to help make Boracay a greener destination.
Electric jeepneys start plying in Makati…. for free!
Never really sure what to make of Holy Week these days; not even sure why I am commenting on it, especially as this piece is about Boracay. But was brought up as a Catholic, and as such such it (Holy Week) still stirs up considerable emotion and passions within me. Hmm, now run out of things to write, maybe Holy Week is getting to me….