EMB-CAR holds environment-friendly Christmas tree-making contest

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 29 (PIA) -- The Environment Management Bureau – Cordillera holds  Christmas tree making contest made of  recycled materials  reflecting  environmental awareness   in celebration of the Christmas  season.


EMB-CAR Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo said that the   environmental-friendly Christmas  tree making contest dubbed as the “Punong Pamasko: sa Basura Nabuo”   aims to promote the use of recycled materials turned into beautiful decorative pieces and other decors.

 The theme of the tree should revolve on solid waste management, clean air, and climate change consciousness and adaptation.   The Christmas tree including its decors must be 100 percent made from recyclable materials. No commercial materials or real trees shall be used. However, commercial Christmas lights maybe used for lightings.

EMB-CAR Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo promotes the environmental-friendly Christmas  tree making contest  that aims to promote the use of recycled materials turned into beautiful decorative pieces and other decors. (RMC- PIA-CAR)  

The maximum height of the Christmas tree from the ground is 10 feet and the minimum is 8 feet with radius not exceeding 3.5 feet. It must be set up as a freestanding structure and to be displayed in an outdoor environment. Contestants must ensure that their trees and ornaments are weather-proof.

Only ten entry forms submitted before 5:00 PM on November 27, 2018 would  be considered by EMB CAR.  All qualified entries will be officially notified.

Qualified contestants  should start  setting  up their entries on December 1 until December 6 at designated areas within the grounds of the EMB DENR CAR.   No changes or modifications may be made after it has been set up. Only minor adjustments or changes arising from malfunctions or accidental mishaps maybe made, and with the approval of EMB CAR.

The Christmas tree entries will be lit up simultaneously on December 7  during the DENR sports fest culminating program, thereafter, from 7 pm to 12 midnight every night for the entire month of December.  

Final judging and awarding will be on December 18, 2018.

 Cash prizes and certificates shall be awarded  to  the winners: 1st  place - PhP 50,000.00; 2nd place - PhP 35,000.00 and  3rd  place - PhP 20,000.00.  Non-winning entries shall receive  consolation prize of  PhP 5,000.00 each and  certificate of  appreciation.By Redjie Melvic Cawis (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)






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