DAVAO ECOFAIR: Matters of the Earth
As the whole world gears up for the celebration of Earth Hour 2013 on March 23, there is a growing initiative to strengthen this environmental advocacy down to the level of everyday living. In the aftermath of Sendong, Pablo and the natural calamities threatening us today, everyone is enjoined to think and live a green life. Gone are the days when planting a tree is enough to contribute to the protection of nature. Today, we are called to look for all practical means to ensure a sustainable future.
THINK GREEN, LIVE GREEN
To spread this environmental consciousness, the first DAVAO ECOFAIR, a four-day bazaar showcasing unique products made of natural, organic or recycled materials, eco-tourism sites, local handicrafts and eco-friendly services, will be held on March 21-24, 2013 at Abreeza Mall GF Supermarket area.
The fair includes a varied mix of products and services that can be used in our day-to-day lives which can help minimize our carbon footprint, save on energy, reduce waste and maximize resource utilization. For instance, buying fresh or locally-produced merchandise can lessen the need for local businesses to ship their products elsewhere, thus reducing fuel and energy consumption.
Choosing products with non-toxic chemicals in basic needs such as skin and body care, cleaning agents, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergents can significantly cut the risk of contaminating our natural environment. DAVAO ECOFAIR aims to present practical and environmentally sustainable alternatives for an eco-friendly lifestyle.
ART FOR EARTH
Also in line with this thrust, the Artists Helping Artists in Mindanao (AHA-Mindanao), a collective of involved or engaged collaborative visual artists of Davao, is mounting ART FOR EARTH, a visual art exhibit inspired by the group’s rootedness with the Mother Earth from March 18-31, 2013 at the GF Exhibit Hallway. The exhibiting artists are Jeff Bangot, Boboy Buenaventura, Anoy Catague, Jun Cayas, Victor Dumaguing, Stella Estremera, Marion, Kublai Millan, Nonoy Narciso and Rosamond.
Also participating are UM Fine Arts students – Kevin Albofera, Jaylord Aligway, Macro Aquino, Badz Amora, Dream Ando, Qric Batilaran, Jayvee Caballes, Omar Casan, Elben Mark Fernandez, Reagan Deiparine, Sherwin Mara, Kent Medenilla, Jester Oani, Dominick Pilapil, Boylin Poral, Alvien Reyes, Soon Unlang and Eve Sevilla. The group envisions promoting not only the appreciation of the arts but the message of environmental stewardship through this art exhibit.
Caring for the earth is not anymore just a passing advocacy but a commitment to sustain life. Let us take care of the Earth, one green step at a time. The Davao EcoFair 2013 and Art for Earth exhibit is made possible with the support of Abreeza Mall, Globe Telecom, Ads & Promo Management and G-Core Events.
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