A little bit of cooperation and a good intention goes a long long way and every little bit of trash counts. Milk tea cups, bottle waters containers, sachets of different snacks seems nothing to others but when everyone don’t care, it becomes a big problem of trash.
SM by the BAY, in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., will hold its quarterly Cleanup Drive on May 18, 2019, 6AM at the Central Park of SM by the BAY, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
This aims to mobilize and educate the public on the importance of protecting waterways such as beaches, rivers, and the bay, to keep them free from litter and commercial trash. SM by the BAY’s regular cleanup drives support the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program, and has been in
place since 2015. This initiative forms part of SM’s commitment to the government, which will be followed by a cleanup of the portion of Paranaque waterways.
Representatives from Pasay City -City Environment Office (CENRO), Non-government organizations, and employees from the US Embassy, local community, and employee volunteers from SM are expected to participate in the quarterly cleanup activity.
“Coastal areas are important to everyone, especially for the marine ecosystem. As a member of the community, we want to do our share to achieve its healthy state. With this event, we are grateful to work with the local government and the community in caring for our bay and for the environment,” said Perkin So, SM Mall of Asia Senior Asst. Vice President for Operations.
SM by the BAY regularly conducts cleanup drives and other environment initiatives led by its employees, community members and partners from the government and private sector. Every third Saturday of September, SM by the BAY leads the International Coastal Cleanup for Metro Manila in support of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Environment and Sustainability, Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Senior Citizens and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).
Other environment and sustainability programs of SM include solar panel rooftop installations , which promote the use of clean energy; water recycling treatment for all malls, wherein all recycled water is used back for non-potable and industrial needs; the Automated Weather Stations; the monthly Trash-to-Cash Recycling Market, and the Green Film Festival, to name a few.
As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit www.smcares.com.ph, www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For SM by the BAY’s cleanup drive information, you may visit www.facebook.com/SMbytheBAY, send an email to email@example.com or contact (02) 556-0364.
So, what can I say
I hope that we become responsible on what we do, throwing these tiny things as if they would disappear in thin air, let’s preserve the earth we live in so that our children could enjoy it the future.
Nakakalungkot lang talaga, if you could just see those thing na napulot at naipon nila during the clean up drive.
Masarap mamasyal at kumain but let’s be responsible on our act
Nasiyahan tayu when we saw what happen to Manila bay and I really hope that it would happen sa coastal area
I could still remember when I was young and would suffer from asthma, go to Manila Bay para malanghap ang sariwang hangin but that was long time ago pero sana, mangyari sya ulit in the future because we did our part at hwag iasa sa iba ang paglilinis ng kapaligiran.