LG encourages all to “Consume with Care” on World Environment Day

 

LG kicks off Global Volunteer Day to commemorate UNEP initiative

MANILA, June 15, 2015 — To commemorate its sixth year of collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), global technology innovator LG Electronics kick-started its global employee volunteer program on World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, 2015.

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As long-time partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), LG Electronics will screen the organization’s World Environment Day (WED) video on its outdoor LED displays in the New York City Times Square throughout the month of June, and engage in environmental activities with employees around the world.

World Environment Day (www.unep.org/wed) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and is run by UNEP to raise global awareness and to encourage citizens to take positive environmental action to protect the Earth.

The theme of WED this year is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. LG staff in the United States engaged in cleanup activities in three communities, Russian LG employees were involved in tree planting and battery recycling and staff in Brazil started a vegetable garden at a local orphanage.

“We appreciate the global community and the millions of people who participate in WED, including LG, for making WED their platform for doing something positive for the environment,” said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director. “Our daily decisions as consumers, multiplied by billions, have a colossal impact on the environment. World Environment Day is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change.”

LG Electronics Philippines, together with the City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO), recently organized a bamboo tree planting program in Putol, Barangay Rosario, Pasig City.

Go Green. Live Clean. Make Life Good. In honor of World Environment Day, LG Electronics Philippines (LGEPH) teamed up with the City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) for a bamboo tree planting program in Putol na Ilog, Barangay Rosario, Pasig City. Seen in the photo are LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Sung Woo Nam and CENRO Head Ms. Raquel Austria-Naciongayo (front and center) with their volunteer employees. Bamboo trees will help not only beautify Barangay Rosario, but also prevent soil erosion, promote soil stabilization, control water build-up and floods and mitigate global warming. Prior to the tree planting session, LG employees also helped clean up the debris surrounding Putol na Ilog which were dug up from the dredging activity in the Pasig River.

Go Green. Live Clean. Make Life Good. In honor of World Environment Day, LG Electronics Philippines (LGEPH) teamed up with the City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) for a bamboo tree planting program in Putol na Ilog, Barangay Rosario, Pasig City. Seen in the photo are LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Sung Woo Nam and CENRO Head Ms. Raquel Austria-Naciongayo (front and center) with their volunteer employees. Bamboo trees will help not only beautify Barangay Rosario, but also prevent soil erosion, promote soil stabilization, control water build-up and floods and mitigate global warming. Prior to the tree planting session, LG employees also helped clean up the debris surrounding Putol na Ilog which were dug up from the dredging activity in the Pasig River.

With its mission “Go Green. Live Clean. Make Life Good”, 50 LGEPH volunteer employees from various departments gathered together to help produce one of the most valuable and environmentally-friendly agricultural plants in the world—bamboo trees.

Planting bamboos trees will help not only beautify Barangay Rosario, but also prevent soil erosion, promote soil stabilization, control water build-up and floods and absorb carbon dioxide to mitigate global warming.

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LGEPH employees with Managing Director Mr. Sung Woo Nam

“This was a great experience for LGEPH employees and a wonderful way to commemorate World Environment Day,” LG Philippines Managing Director Sung Woo Nam said. “No matter how big the earth is, we recognize the importance of having each individual help in their own way. This bamboo tree planting program with CENRO provided an avenue to bring our company together and give what we can to the earth.”

LGEPH and CENRO execs

(L-R ): LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Sung Woo Nam, LGEPH HR Head Mr. Jesus Kalaw, CENRO Head Ms. Raquel Austria-Naciongayo, Pollution Management Section Head Engineer Reynaldo Tuozo

Prior to the tree planting session, LG employees also helped clean up the debris surrounding the tree-planting area, which were dug up from the dredging activity in the Pasig River.

For more details, visit www.lg.com/ph, like LG Philippines’ official Facebook page or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

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