Our natural environment has become hugely changed in the last few decades. It has taken any forms of change and harmful effects to the lives of people. Nature has made everything to run in balance with the natural cycle however many factors causes environmental corrosion. Population growth and economic advancement are considered as major factors giving rise to many other secondary factors. We must understand the importance of ecological balance and try our best to run it naturally in order to prevent the effects of environmental disasters and promote the existence of healthy environment.

Therefore, the Guimaras Environment & Natural Resources Office in cooperation with the Municipal Agriculture Office conducted a “Bayan ko, Linis ko” Program to promote Green Environment as well as to eliminate garbage and to established a practical but efficient and sustainable Solid Waste Management (SWM) scheme.

In cooperation, the Municipality of Buenavista supported the said activity down to Barangay level. People in the community came to clean up their surroundings and corresponding areas specifically to barangay roads, playgrounds and other public places.

The Barangay Officials was in-charge in their corresponding area of responsibility to ensure that the activity was conducted accordingly and it was done simultaneously to every Barangay on September 17, 2016.

Moreover, last October 25, 2016, six (6) barangays (Avila, East Valencia, Umililg, Montpiller, Sto. Rosario & Zaldivar) also conducted a simultaneous Coastal Clean-up in their respective coastal areas.

As the proverb says: “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment” so we must promote common public in our surroundings for the clean and green environment to continuously support and promote Green Environment among all for better and Healthy Life ahead.