Legarda Urges Cooperatives to Join Crusade for a Climate-Resilient Nation; Calls for Green Enterprises
April 29, 2011
Senator Loren Legarda urged the cooperative sector to join in the nationwide effort to make the country disaster- and climate-resilient.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement during the First National Capital Region Cooperative Sector Conference on Climate Change organized by the Metro South Cooperative Bank Foundation, Inc.
She encouraged cooperatives to focus on green enterprises that make use of recycled and natural materials, like the ECHOstore, which promotes the creation of products and designs that are made by various communities and livelihood groups in the country, thereby advocating green living, fair trade and care for the environment.
â€śOne of the principles of cooperativismâ€”the concern for communityâ€”is geared towards the achievement of sustainable development, which is essential in climate change adaptation,â€ť she said.
The Senator has partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to conduct livelihood programs that promote green skills such as newspaper bag weaving, creating slippers and bags from water lilies, and making accessories such as bracelets and rosaries from old magazine strips.
She said that the cooperatives sector can also forge a partnership with the Small Business (SB) Corporation, which can provide loans to help micro, small and medium enterprises.
Legarda stressed that what is important is to promote a sustainable lifestyle because unsustainable development practices have depleted the countryâ€™s natural resources, and this ecosystems decline is further aggravated by climate change.
She explained that it is the task of every citizen to be involved in efforts to reduce disaster risks and adapt to climate change. Furthermore, the cooperative sector has the capacity to be key participants in meeting the challenge of this global phenomenon.
â€śI urge all cooperatives to take up this important task of reviving and nurturing our environment. You must continue to improve your current activities that promote sustainable development, unite and mobilize your collective efforts in confronting the climate change challenge,â€ť she said.
â€śThere is no time to lose. We must all work together and forge a network of cooperation to raise awareness and promote solutions to climate change. We must be resolute in creating a safer future for this and the next generations,â€ť Legarda concluded.
Legarda: Kooperatiba, Dapat Lumahok sa Kampanya sa Climate Change
April 29, 2011
Hinamon ngayon ni Senador Loren Legarda ang sector ng kooperatiba na lumahok sa pambansang kampanya para maging handa sa disaster at climate change.
Ginawa ni Legarda, puno ng Senate Committee on Climate Change, ang hamon sa First National Capital Region Cooperative Sector Conference on Climate Change na inorganisa ng Metro South Cooperative Bank Foundation, Inc.
Hiniling ni Legarda sa mga kooperatiba na makibahagi sa tinatawag niyang â€śgreen enterprisesâ€ť o mga proyektong gagamit ng recycled at natural materials. Binigay niyang halimbawa ang ECHOstore na tumutulong sa pagpo-promote ng mga produkto at disenyong gawa ng ibaâ€™t ibang komunidad at livelihood groups sa bansa.
Sa pamamagitan ng green enterprises, mapangangalagaan na ang kalikasan, nakatutulong pa tayo sa fair trade, ani Legarda.
â€śIsa sa mga prinsipyo ng cooperativism ay ang sustainable development, na importante sa climate change adaptation,â€ť dagdag pa niya.
Nakipagtulungan si Legarda sa Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) sa pagsuporta sa mga livelihood programs na nakabatay sa tinatawag na â€śgreen skillsâ€ť gaya ng newspaper bag weaving, slippers at bags mula sa water lilies pati na ang paggawa ng accessories gaya ng bracelet at rosary mula sa mga lumang magazines.
Maari ring makipagtulungan ang mga kooperatiba sa Small Business (SB) Corporation, para sa mga loans sa micro, small at medium enterprises.
Idiniin ni Legarda na ang kalikasan ay nasisira dahil ang mga tao ay kumukuha ng labis sa kanyang pangangailangan. Pinalala pa ito ng climate change, na bunga din ng kapabayaan ng mga tao. Tungkulin aniya ng mga mamamayan na maging bahagi ng solusyon sa problemang ito.
â€śHuwag na tayong magpatumpik-tumpik pa. Panahon na para magkaisa at umaksyon para pangalagaan natin ang kinabukasan ng susunod na henerasyon,â€ť diin ng senador.Comments blog comments powered by Disqus