Tuesday, September 2, 2008

DENR Sets Fun Run to Save the Ozone Layer

In celebration of International Ozone Month this September 2008, the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – through the National CFC Phase-out Plan Project Management Unit (NCPP-PMU) of the EMB Philippine Ozone Desk – is set to hold the “Save the Ozone Layer Fun Run Atbp 2008” on 26 September 2008, 6:30 am, at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

In cooperation with M-Vision Business Solutions, Exhibits Asia, The LLoyd Luna Communications, NGOs and supporting companies, the event seeks to raise public awareness on the need to protect the Earth’s precious Ozone Layer.

“Save the Ozone Layer Fun Run Atbp 2008”

Around 300 environmentalists, runners, DENR officials and employees, partner government agencies and the private sector are expected to join the event. Invited guest speakers include Quezon City Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista, top DENR and DEPED officials and World Bank representatives, among others.

The Ozone layer acts like a protective layer in the earth’s stratosphere against the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Ozone-depleting substances such as CFCs or Freon contribute to the continuing depletion of the layer.

The Philippines -- being a signatory in the international parties’ agreement Montreal Protocol -- seeks the phase-out of CFCs and Freon in the country by the year 2010.


Registration is presently ongoing and the registration fee is P100. Runners and sports buffs interested in joining may get registration forms c/o Ritchie Anne Guzman, Public Awareness Officer or Elvira Pausing, Project Manager at the DENR Philippine Ozone Desk/NCPP Project Management Unit, DENR Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Tel. Nos. 928-4578, 928-4589 or 426-4338.

Interested participants may also send an email containing the following: full name, age, gender, company or school, email address, and mobile number to ncpp-pmu@yahoo.com.

Participating government agencies and sponsors include DOTC-LTO, DOLE-TESDA, DTI-BPS,/BTNCP/BIS, DOH-BFAD, LBP, among others.

For interested companies and individuals who would like to sponsor the event, magazine and other marketing collaterals, please call M-Vision Business Solutions at (632) 489-4035 or email at inquiremvision@gmail.com


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