Let’s Do It, Philippines: Limited resources, unlimited potential

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.

LDI Ph

 

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.

EcoArt Collage

Collage

 

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.

wpid-dsc_0200.jpg

SEPTEMBER 2015 CLEAN UP

A year from the time Let’s Do It Philippines started, the collective effort of the group aims to gather thousands of volunteers and organizations from different communities to a unified clean up movement on the same day,  making it a yearly event pushing for our own national clean up day in our country.
Diez adds, “We are just at the tip of the iceberg and a lot of things need to be done from bottom-up. Information and education is the key to change one’s behavior and consistently doing good deeds to acquire the virtue of cleanliness and orderliness. The experience of volunteering in the islands is enriching and inspiring that one wants to go back and do more to help.”

 

Please like & share:

onlyvic

SuperMom • Human Canvas • Island life • Coffee & Tea • Travel • Mover & Volunteer

You may also like...

3 Responses

  1. Simply amazing! We would definitely love to join you in these activities then share the experience in our blog. Please do invite us if you have any activities in December 2014 and beyond. :)

  1. November 13, 2014

    […] year for their Asian Conference, Cebu was chosen to host the event. The Let’s do it! regional conference 2014 for Asia will take […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)