Walk Against Climate Change in Dumaguete
by Carine M. Asutilla (ABS-CBN News Central Visayas)
Photos by John Dx Lapid
Thousands of students and members from concerned government agencies and non-government organizations gathered Saturday afternoon (September 24, 2011) in Dumaguete City for an environmental campaign against climate change, dubbed as "Moving Planet."
The 350.org led the crowd to a parade from the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol to a mall in Barangay Calindagan.
Bikers, runners, skate boarders, photographers joined the three-kilometer walk.
The group then formed a human 350 along Perdices street.
350 is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere according to scientists.
Zephanie Danieles, 350.org coordinator said that the activity is simultaneous in 188 countries around the world.
Earlier that day a consultation among stakeholders towards green economy was conducted.
Councilor Manuel Arbon, chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Dumaguete City Council says that in support of the continuing battle against climate change, they are looking at the possibility of closing some streets in the City once a week, and make it only available for walking, biking, and skate boarding.