Co-ops Clean up!
Clean Up Day 2023 was well-participated by co-operatives in the Philippines as co-op staff, leaders and members all joined hands to clean-up the surroundings.
Co-ops everywhere – in cities and towns, beaches and creeks, streets and parks – collected garbage.
The World Clean Up Day is a worldwide campaign to remove billions of pieces of trash from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails, and parks - removing waste and plastic pollution, improving habitats, and preventing harm to wildlife and humans.
Basud Development Cooperative (BADEVCO)in Camarines Norte supported the movement for a clean planet as its members joined in the World Clean Up Day on Sept. 16.
Members of Oro Integrated Cooperative (OIC) based in Cagayan de Oro City likewise celebrated the global action by conducting a clean-up drive in the coastal area of Barangay Bonbon. With the help and coordination of the barangay council of Barangay Bonbon and barangay captain Allan P. Mabalacad, a total of 100 members and staff of OIC participated in the initiative.
San Dionisio Credit Cooperative (SDCC) based in Paranaque City conducted Pook-Tulungan Wide Clean-up Drive. The streets of SDCC Districts of Paranaque , Las Piñas, Tanza and Dasmariñas turned bright yellow for five (5) Saturdays (May 13, June 17, July 15, August 19, & September 16, 2023) as Members, Officers, and Employees wore the yellow SDCC t-shirt while cleaning- up their respective Pook-Tulungan, may it rain or shine. The joint action remarkably expressed SDCC’s effort to achieve its mission, that is to pursue the total well-being of the community and to preserve the environment through this project. Using brooms, dustpans, and sacks, they happily and wholeheartedly swept the streets. This activity also promoted SDCC as an organization that serves the community.
The 𝗡𝗮𝗯𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 management and staff having a Clean up drive earlier today, September 16, 2023, around Barangay Poblacion Nabunturan, Davao de Oro in part of the celebration of “𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗽 𝗗𝗮𝘆”.
"This cleaning-up event initiative not only highlight to clean the environment but also promote in our community to be responsible in handling our waste, so that we can make the world a better and a safer place. Being mindful about the cleanliness of our community is also looking onto something for our future generation to reap!", said the NICO Facebook Page.
Mother Rita Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Zambales cleaned up large portions of the shoreline, with members collecting sacks of plastic and other garbage.
Bukidnon Government Employees MPC cleaned up the creeks in the surrounding areas, clearing up water flow and preventing floods.
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