Earth Day 2021-Jimenez

The Youth and Student for Peace Pilipinas-Misamis Occidental lead by Ms. Donnalane Banghal together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Jimenez, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Council, Barangay Council, Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) of Palilan Jimenez, Naga Barangay Captain, CBRP, and Triskelion Tau Gamma Jimenez organized a coastal clean up to celebrate the Earth Day 2021 with the theme “Restore the Earth” last April 22, 6 am in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. There are 40 volunteers participated.

Despite the earth’s unavoidable free services to humanity, people are unable to repay it for its generosity. Humans, on the other hand, are inhuman to the Earth by their greedy activities. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

Marine plastic pollution is one of the world’s most serious issues. Every minute, up to 13 million metric tons of plastic is estimated to end up in the ocean, the equivalent of a trash or garbage truck load. At least 267 species have been affected worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species.

As a result, eliminating garbage from the shores is the most beneficial for the coastal environment – the biological community most impacted by trash. It aids in the reduction of problems created by marine waste, as well as the dangers posed to marine life as a result of plastic pollution.

The Youth and Student for Peace Pilipinas-Misamis Occidental held the Earth Day 2021 in three different locations and the Municipality of Jimenez is one of those.