November 8, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City - In the middle of the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda, the conference on "Adopt the Zero Waste Lifestlye: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" pushed through with a good turnout from several sectors.
The Phil. Association of University Women UP, the Zonta District 17, Rotary International District 3830, Earth Day Network Phil. and many other NGOs and LGUs participated in the conference. Senator Cynthia Villar was the keynote speaker.
Speakers included Ms. Luz Sabas and Dr. Metodio Palaypay, who spoke about adopting the zero waste lifestlye.
Sec. Mary Ann Lucille Sering, vice-chair of the Climate Change Commission, spoke of the relevance of solid waste management in the climate change mitigation efforts.
Mr. Richard Tamayo, President of the University of Perpetual Help and Dr. Ponciano Aberin, consultant of the the UP System, spoke of the Plan of Action.
Mr. Bert Guevara, President of Earth Day Network Phil., spoke of the "Full Waste Recovery Program" which is an adopted program of the National Solid Waste Commission for Metro Manila.
Mr. Gonzalo Catan, Jr., President of Zero Waste Philippines, gave the closing remarks.