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Commitment of the Philippine Youth for the Protection of the Planet Earth
We live in the Philippine islands
We take pride and are always in awe and marvel at the richness of our land, the abundance of our diverse natural resources – the thick and ages-old forests of both land and sea where thrive exceptional flora and fauna, the grasslands and the marine resources which provide for our people. We grow up relishing on sea food and recreation means frolicking on the sand. We travel by land, sea and air and traveling is always a fun and eco-cultural experience. We visit our relatives and friends in islands where they grow up and know by heart the marine creatures. They can tell when the monsoons are coming and whether or not the intensity of the rain would impede the sailors from sailing afar. All these are more and ours for the fighting. We must live.
We need to protect ourselves
We experienced countless storms and typhoons ravaging our shores. We have seen deaths and destruction of our land. We felt the helplessness of our people when Mother Nature comes to claim the irresponsibility of our peoples. We saw how vicious those calamities can be. On the other hand, we have seen how the thickly forested mangroves shield us from the waves and the fierceness of these winds. They protect us from harm. They shield us from the wind that blows our structures and livelihood. The mangroves play host to bio-diversity and shelters fries of diversified species.
As the different changes occurred such as calamities that devastated our properties and even life, we can say that now is the time to repair it. We may not be able to fix them all but at least we can do things that can preserve what has been left.
We need to mitigate our carbon footprints
We are guilty in emitting green house gases in the air. Our lifestyle is a stumbling block to the mitigation of carbon footprints in the world. We are still students and often get dismayed at how the giant factories, lawmakers and cities do little to control our footprints. The earth care initiatives that we have in school made us realize that we can do so much in mitigating our carbon footprints.
We, the Filipino youth share in the beliefs that:
We share in the responsibility of protecting Mother Earth.
As youth who are part of the environment, we also have to do our share in protecting Mother Earth. We have deep concern for a clean and green future. Thus we take a stand to consolidate all our efforts with the support of our government agencies, to be responsible in safeguarding, preserving and protecting our environment.
Moreover, we understand that the actions we make are made not simply for us, but also for our loved ones, for our planet and for our future.
We commit to the full measure our support and actions toward saving the planet. We commit ourselves to initiate activities that would save and protect Mother Earth by striving to do the following:
March 3, 2010