A movement among creative and passionate individuals, a collaboration among different organizations coming as one with the ultimate goal to save the planet by cleaning up the Philippines starting with one’s own community – this is how Let’s Do It Philippines started.
Dann Diez, founder of SEED4Com which is the organization-convenor of this year’s Let’s Do It Asian Conference in Cebu, Philippines, was traveling in North America when he was first invited to represent the country in the 1st World Clean up Conference in Estonia. However, he ended up joining the Let’s Do It Regional Conference in El Salvador last November 2012. His participation and the things he learned from that experience has inspired him to bring the global network to the Philippines.
ECOART EXHIBIT SERIES
In the process of organizing the second Asian conference, Diez reached out and shared his vision and initiatives to different local organizations based in his hometown, Cebu. Putting various ideas towards the same goal, SEED4Com together with Rotary Club – Mandaue East, Quota International of Cebu, Econovate with the support of PENRO Province of Cebu and the City of Cebu, EcoArt Exhibit was launched in Ayala Center last September 26-28, 2014. The EcoArt Exhibit which will be moved to different public spaces or schools aims to send messages of our environmental responsibilities and sustainability across the different sectors through art and information in support to the clean up movement by Let’s Do It! World.
MONTHLY ECOCAMP IN GILUTONGAN ISLAND
On the other hand, putting into practice these ideas gathered from the organizations, volunteers and the EcoArt exhibit, SEED4Com has adopted the island of Gilutongan, Cordova to be their first model for a sustainable ecotourism by helping its community come up with an effective waste management.
Every month, SEED4Com together with its partner-organizations holds an EcoCamp in the island where volunteers are encouraged to interact with the local, play with the children and help in the coastal cleanup and workshops towards community building.
SEPTEMBER 2015 CLEAN UP