This is one of my favorite posts from 2010 about my son’s (who was in 4th grade then) take on environment protection. Read on.
Last school year, my son’s 4th grade class was assigned by their teacher to draw something about preserving the environment and write a paragraph about their drawing. My son submitted this simple drawing, but I feel proud of what he wrote to describe the important points of his drawing.
He is only 10 and yet he is aware of what people can do to take care of the environment such as avoid illegal logging and incessant use of fishnet to catch small fish. My son could even mention about recycling in his essay. For example, to donate or sell used books so other students can still use them and lessen the number of trees being cut down to produce paper…Khalil scored 10 points each for the drawing and essay. Ten is the highest point given by their teacher for the assignment.
One of the attractions inside Ocean Adventure in Subic is this shop run by the Wildlife In Need Center where paintings made by sea lions. More souvenirs are displayed and sold to visitors and tourists. My son enjoyed the whole adventure including the shows presented by talented animals and their trainers. We would love to go back if ever we get the chance.
A poster inside the shop reads:
Pinniped (seals and sea lions) Painters
This beautiful works of art were made by talented sea lion artist! Bring color to your home with one-of-a-kind painting and help animals in need at the same time!
Each painting costs P300. Proceeds go to Wildlife in Need Foundation
The Philippine National Red Cross listed the following important items to donate to typhoon victims.
- Bottled water
- Ready-to-eat meals in easy-to-open cans (ex, Philippine Red Cross meals)
- First aid kit (with topical anti-septic, bandage, anti-biotic ointment, etc.)
- Medicines for diarrhea and other common illnesses
- Hygiene kit with toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, anti-bacterial soap and sanitary napkins (packed for a family)
Clothes suitable for tropical climate
- Blankets and mats
- Cash/G-cash and tents for relief organization
If you don’t have the means to donate, you can offer your spare time by serving as volunteer in a repacking warehouse. You can also sell some personal items that you no longer need, you can cook or bake and donate the proceeds to legitimate organizations.
Image credit: ABS-CBN infographic