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EDNPI holds its Annual Earth Day Celebration at La Mesa Eco-park

LA MESA ECO-PARK, Quezon City; April 22, 2016 – Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP), together with its member organizations and partners, will be celebrating the annual Earth Day at the La Mesa Eco-park with activities beginning from 6am until late 5pm. With this year’s theme of Environment and Climate Literacy, numerous activities have been prepared as opportunities for education. The full-day family affair kicks off with a PRO Earth Run 2017: Forest Trail Edition.

It is an annual fun run by EDNP which has been redesigned for this year’s Earth Day. It is a 2km course through the invigorating ambiance the lush foliage exudes. Because of Mother Earth’s grandeur, the PRO Earth Run 2017 is no longer a race as we invite everyone to run/jog/walk through the course to enjoy its beauty. Registration is Php500 with proceeds going to TREES4Life, one of the EDNPI advocacies championing the planting and nurturing of Philippine Endemic trees.

The morning festivities proceeds with Sandiwang (Isang Diwa sa Pagdiriwang sa Inang Kalikasan) and meditation sessions to remind us that regardless of religion and culture, all individuals, creatures and flora are one in this celebration with Mother Earth. It is succeeded by environmental messages by distinguished guests and a forest restoration project launch. In collaboration with our member organizations, the Earth Day 2017 Celebration will also hold a bird watching session to familiarize ourselves with the local bird species of the La Mesa Eco-park, a tree canopy walk to raise awareness of the Philippine indigenous and endemic trees and an on-the-spot art session to exhibit masterpieces inspired by the Mother Earth. Other member organizations will hold booths at the advocacy fair where they are given an opportunity to share their specific environmental passions.

At the main stage area, exhibitors will be given the chance to present themselves to the park-goers. Lastly, like any other celebration, there will be food, drinks, music and dancing. We highly encourage attendees to bring their own baunans and water bottles as concessionaires will be present and water stations as well.

About Earth Day Network Philippines:

Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. (EDNPI) is the local counterpart of the global Earth Day Network International. EDNPI is a non-stock and non-profit network organization with more than 2,000 members including private corporations, government agencies, non-government organizations, academic institutions, religious groups, and environmental advocates. EDNPI campaigns for responsible environmental citizenship, implementing multiple environmental programs in collaboration with its sponsors and partners.

To learn more about ENDPI, please visit www.earthdayphilippines.org. Contact us at our office (02) 437-0421 at, #43 Hillside Loop, Blue Ridge A, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City Like Earth Day Network Philippines on Facebook, and follow on Twitter & Instagram (both: @EarthDayPH), e-mail us at [email protected] or visit us at www.earthdayphilippines.org

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