Manila, Philippines – Energy conservation, climate change and environmental awareness are issues that Philips sought to enlighten the public about in its latest Simply Healthy learning session for residents of Barangay Balagtas in Pamplona Uno, Las Pinas city.
Simply Healthy is a global Philips program that aims to promote health and wellness, including practical environmental sensitivity, in grass roots communities.
Done in partnership with WWF Philippines, the Las Pinas City Health Office (LPCHO) and the leadership of Barangay Pamplona Uno, the families of Barangay Balagtas in Pamplona Uno have found that the little things we all do make a big difference. They learned about climate change and the use and life cycle of plastics, as well as simple habits like proper hygiene and waste segregation through lectures by WWF Philippines. They also learned energy conservation facts and tips through the Philips Bright Kids module. The concluding activity saw the families paint rubber trash bins that are now being used for proper waste management within the barangay.
Philips believes in empowering the Filipino people and its communities, with its vision of nation building, and message of hope, wellness and change. This vision is in line with Philips’ sustainable policy, and its mission of improving lives and creating meaningful innovation.
“Safeguarding the wellness and envi ronment of the community really is a team effort,” said Philips Country Manager Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno at the session. “The greatest strides forward are made when government comes together with households and with businesses. That’s something that we aim to achieve with Simply Healthy.”
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