June 4, 2015
RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS, GREEN BILLS CHAMPIONS TO LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN THAT DARES PNOY, CONGRESS AND SENATE TO BE GREEN
In line with the World Environment Day (WED2015), Environmental defenders coming from the youth sector, human rights advocates and environmentalists legislators will launch a campaign to fire up the advocacy for the passage of the three green bills (Alternative Minerals Management Bill-AMMB, National Land Use Act-NLUA and the Forest Resources Bill-FRB) pending before the 16th Congress.
The campaign tagged as “#ItsNeverHardToBeGreen” seeks to enlist the support of the youth. It proposes an innovative approach through the appropriation of “COSPLAY” into CAUSEPLAY to highlight the seriousness of the issue packaged in a popular form.
The campaign is also the final push in the 16th Congress to pass the triad bills within its last year in office. By October filing of candidacies will be concluded and the informal campaign period will begin thereafter. “Practically we have six months to renew the push for the three green bills or will again be overtaken by the national and local campaigns of the electoral candidates.”
Aiming to place once again national attention to the three pending green bills the campaign is to culminate on the annual GREEN MARCH to be held on July – days before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of PNoy.
The Press Conference Launch will be led by Representative Barry Gutierez of the Prty-List AKBAYAN, Representative Teddy Baguilat of the Lone District of Ifugao (Former chairperson of the Natural Resources Committee of the House of Representatives), Leaders of three broad networks for the three green bill –Campaign for Land Use Policy (ClupNow!), SOS Yamang Bayang Network (SOS-YB) and Forest Resources Bill Network and spokesperson of Youth For Rights (Y4R).
WHERE: Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Diliman, Quezon City
WHAT: Press Conference for the Launching of “It’s Never Hard To Be GREEN” campaign.
WHEN: June 5, 2015; 1:00 pm
MEDIA COVERAGE IS REQUESTED
PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Green Defenders in GREEN HEROES costume, with placards shaped as shields and human flipboards will urge PNoy and the public to be GREEN.
For more information:
Pls contact 09157572526; 09288443717