Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cebu’s first green fair

Cebu’s first green fair
March 24, 2009 13:35:00 Cebu Daily News

In a step to solidify its corporate social responsibility, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa is spearheading the “Go Green Cebu Fair” from March 27 to 29 at the resort’s The Marquee.

The first green fair in Cebu is the most comprehensive conference and exhibit on the subject of going green.

Corporate executives, government agencies, suppliers, non-government organizations and other advocates will discuss and learn the impact of businesses and individuals on the environment.

A panel of speakers will share their expertise and best practices on environment protection and conservation.

Environment Undersecretary Lucille Sering will open the seminar series with a talk on the department’s various green initiatives.

Other topics to be tackled on the first day include “Developing Green Building Rating System for the Philippines” by Architect Chris dela Cruz; “Green Initiative: the Key for Sustainability and Taking Care of the Environment” by Cebu City Councilor Nestor Archival; “Green Practices on Permaculture and its Contribution to Households” by Joel Lee and “Children’s Environmental Awareness” by Maricris Sarino.
A coastal clean-up dive will open the second day. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to topics such as: “Hybrid Cars” by Bobit Mamawal; “Bantay Kalikasan” by Winnie Dimalig; “Community Engagement in Sustainability of Cebu’s Water resources” by Architect Socorro Atega, “Solutions for Sustainable Future to Rheinland Philippines” by Eric Santos and “Philippine Business for Social Progress and Aboitiz Foundation Environmental Thrusts” by Antonio Aboitiz.

An exhibit showcasing green products and other initiatives will also be held at the venue. Exhibitors include Philippine Business for Social Progress, UV Rheinland Philippines, ASWPC Weddings, Cebu Holdings Inc., Powerbooks, Bright Academy, Artizans, Arkane International Corp., Naturescast, APY Cane Incorporated, Island Souvenirs, Cebu GlobeNet and Avatar Accessories.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, please call the Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa at 2318267 or email gwen.hufano@shangri-la.com.