Don Bosco School of Theology’s LSCET Spearhead Coastal Cleanup at LPP-W

Don Bosco School of Theology (DBST), Philippines, recently organized a coastal cleanup at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park (LPP-Wetland) on April 6, 2024. This significant event saw the active participation of 78 individuals, from the first to the third batch of DBST Laudato Si’ Certified Environmental Trainer (LSCET) program.

The coastal cleanup initiative forms an integral part of the curriculum of the LSCET program, designed to instill a deep sense of environmental consciousness and responsibility among its participants. Under the overarching theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the ten-week course equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective advocates for environmental protection and sustainability.

Amidst the picturesque landscape of LPP-Wetland, participants engaged in a hands-on cleanup effort, meticulously removing debris and waste from the coastal areas. Their collective dedication and tireless efforts not only contributed to the immediate improvement of the environment but also served as a poignant reminder of the urgent need for environmental conservation.

Beyond the cleanup activities, participants had the opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity of the wetland park, which boasts one of the last protected mangrove ecosystems in Metro Manila. Guided by experienced environmental educators, they gained a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of nature and the critical role that mangroves play in coastal ecosystems.

The LPP-Wetland, nestled within the urban landscape of Metro Manila, stands as a testament to the resilience of nature amidst rapid urbanization. Its preservation is of paramount importance in safeguarding the ecological integrity of the region and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Through initiatives like the coastal cleanup at LPP-Wetland, DBST’s LSCET program empowers individuals to become catalysts for positive environmental change within their communities. By fostering a culture of environmental responsibility and sustainable living, participants are equipped to effect meaningful transformations and advocate for the protection of our planet’s precious resources.

As we reflect on the success of the coastal cleanup event, let us be inspired and reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the environment for present and future generations. Together, we can make a difference in preserving the beauty and biodiversity of our planet.