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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Green Footprints Movement: A Call For Green Advocates

When we moved here in Las Piñas 4 years ago, a lot of things were different from what we were used to. Aside from the fact that we moved in a condo where it is more quiet and safer as there are securities compared to the residential house situated in an overcrowded and busy Barangay in Tondo, the practices here are different. One thing is that they do not use plastic bags, they use brown bag or eco-bag instead. I am not sure whether it's just here in our community or is it also practiced in the whole city, but garbage are segregated accordingly.  

Honestly, it takes a lot of getting used to these practices at first but come to think of it, these practices are environment friendly and is something that we would greatly benefit from. Besides, I'm a mom I serve as role model to my kids thus I should portray exemplary practices. I also taught them to always turn off the lights, electric fan, television and any other electronic appliances when they are not in use. Simple tasks, but I know it could make a difference especially now that we are facing climate change.

In line with this, the leading air conditioning and refrigeration solutions provider Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), through its subsidiary Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC) has launched the Green Footprints Movement. This advocacy aims to strengthen their commitment to a sustainable future by driving greater awareness and understanding of climate change and global warming among consumers and other stakeholders, and enabling access to green choices that will enable consumers to reduce their environmental footprint. The launch was held last March 10, 2016 in Makati City and I am glad that I get to be part of it.

According to CIC Chief Executive Officer Raul Joseph Concepcion “As the most encompassing environmental issue facing us today, climate change must be everyone’s agenda”
CCAC’s Green Footprints Movement calls out to the public to become green advocates.

“We want the public to be able to connect their everyday actions and decisions with its environmental impact. This consciousness, we believe, will lead them to make environmental impact an important consideration and value in everything they do or use.”  shared Harold Pernikar, Jr., CCAC Director and Head of the Consumer Solutions Group. 

The Green Footprints Movement is a testament to CIC’s long-standing commitment to the environment, having led its industry in exercising responsible stewardship by employing best green practices and conducting their operations in a manner that safeguards the environment.

Concepcion Industrial Corp., through its subsidiary Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Co. (CCAC), takes its commitment to the environment a stepfurther by launching the Green Footprints Movement,an advocacy campaign that seeks to galvanize the general public into action towards reducing their environment footprint. Event attendees include (from left to right)Manila Fashion Observer blogger Christine Dychiao;Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Assistant Director Dr. Eva S. Ocfemia;celebrity host and World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-Philippines National Ambassador Marc Nelson; Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC)Chief Executive OfficerRaul Joseph A. Concepcion, Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC) Executive Vice President for Business Development Rafael C. Hechanova, Jr., and Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC) Director and Head of Consumer Solutions Group Harold Pernikar, Jr.

“Environmental health and safety is and has always been a key core value of CIC, and this is evident in the way we manage our business,” stated Concepcion, who noted how the company has leveraged on technology to create green facilities.

CIC was the first Philippine manufacturer to convert its refrigerators to use environment-friendly refrigerants back in 1995, and is once again leading the industry for its air conditioning solutions. Ninety-six percent of their air conditioning products have already been converted to using environmentally responsive refrigerants, and they expect to make a 100% product conversion within the year.

 “As we enjoin people to commit to reducing their collective environmental footprint through the Green Footprints Movement, we believe we can create a significant impact towards creating a better, safer environment for the next generations.” said Concepcion.

At the event  I get to show my support by signing on the Green Footprints Movement pledge wall. I bow to be more responsible in terms of recycling and garbage disposal.  
We all have a responsibility to our environment. Let's do our part and support the Green Footprints Movement. Let's start NOW!