(by: Ms. Fredelina B. Carpio)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
With SPUP’s advocacy on environmental stewardship, the Offices of the Human Resource Management and Advocacies through the Family Welfare Committee spearheaded a seminar on Zero Waste Management on November 7, 2018 at the University Gymnasium. The said seminar was attended by students (from junior high school, senior high school, and college) faculty, staff and administration.
The speaker, Sr. Arcelita Sarnillo, SPC, (Hospital Administrator of St. Paul Hospital Cavite) ignited SPUP community’s awareness and concern on the environment as she talked on proper waste segregation and proper disposal of hazardous materials. She presented scenarios, such as the Payatas tragedy, fish kill, and death of other sea animals and endangered water species, that continuously give rise to and cause ecological issues and problems.
Furthermore, she shared the best practices she initiated in St. Paul Hospital Cavite that helped preserve ecological resources and transformed wastes into useful materials, which the school and the whole community may adopt.
Sr. Arcelita Sarnillo, SPC underscored that taking care of the environment is man’s responsibility; hence, she deeply encouraged everyone to do his/her part in realizing this obligation. As an advocate, she also challenged the SPUP community to continuously devise alternatives to lessen if not to totally eradicate environmental issues which our country and the world are currently experiencing.