Let's Do It Philippines brings the huge gathering of Asian youth to Cebu this year with their 2nd Asian Conference that kicked off yesterday, November 27. The 2014 conference was attended by 67 delegates from the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and even in non-Asian countries such as Mexico, Germany, Estonia, Colombia, and the USA. Their first day in Cebu started with a Historical Walking Tour of Cebu City. Then, the group proceeded to the Cebu City Hall to meet the press and officially open the 2nd Eco-Art Exhibit 2014.
The exhibit is the second environmental exhibit of Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities or Seed4com, a non-government organization that aims to "empower communities" and "transform lives". This environmentally themed exhibit, which is one of their monthly activities, was graced by two of Cebu's known designers and fashion icons, Jerrick Macasocol and Floreia.
Jerrick owns Jerrick Macasocol Clothing, which is a source of fashionable haute couture and ready-to-wear items. During yesterday's exhibit, he displayed some of his masterpieces that make use of sustainable materials. For samples of his brilliant work, you may visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerrick-Macasocol/275527172486102.
Floreia, on the other hand, is a maker of jewelries and watches that are made from NuCast, a sustainable material from 10% recycled paper binded by using an exclusive proprietary water-based binder and produced through a patented process using agro-forest debris and environment-friendly dyes. Their tagline "sustainable fashion" is a perfect description of the company's dedication to provide "eco-friendly fashion for the eco-conscious individual". To contact them for orders, visit https://www.facebook.com/floreia.fashion or email Katrina Delantar (Administrative Manager of Floreia) at [email protected]
The generous and dynamic organization that made it possible for Cebu, Philippines to host the 2nd Asian Conference is a new non-government group that has successfully held their first-ever eco-art exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu last September. Seed4com, together with the 2nd Asian Conference participants, had a press conference yesterday right after the opening of the eco-art exhibit at Cebu City Hall to "talk about how everyone can collaborate with LGUs, NGOs, business owners, students, traditional and social media, and other individuals to push for the National Clean Up Day in September 20, 2015, uniting different clean up efforts to a bigger impact".
They aim to gather 500,000 people coming from different parts of the globe to do a one-day clean-up activity around the Philippines. To make this huge event possible, they're partnering with Cebu schools and having fellowship conferences with the 2nd Asian Conference delegates to come up with a plan to reach 500,000 volunteers by next year. Here's a message from Mr. Dann Diez, the founder of Seed4Com and initiator for Let's Do It Philippines: Let's aim to do a one-day massive cleanup action. We are looking for 100 volunteers from 100 key cities in the country to gather 500,000 volunteers for this huge activity. We can do it and we need you to be part of the campaign!
So, what do they do with all the trash gathered? Seed4com is getting in touch with different industries who can make use of recycled trash to produce new and useful products. The group also needs more volunteers, so, if you are interested, you can always go to their website or visit their FB page to know how.
2nd Asian Conference
After the eco-art exhibit opening and press conference yesterday, the 2nd Asian Conference delegates, volunteers, and participants then went to San Remigio Beach Club to have a 4-day convention and achieve the following goal:
"Let's come together to see how we can all contribute to the clean world goal - uniting 5% of the world's population in Let's Do It campaigns - come and speak your mind, your dreams, your experiences and your ideas – so that we can work with these as a unstoppable global team!"
This November 30, they will have a Coastal Cleanup and Mangrove Planting at TUFFA Beach, Brgy. Tambongon, San Remigio.