Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Campus Editors' Green Covenant


On the Occasion of the International Days for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (September 16), World Clean-Up (September 17) and Peace (September 21) in 2005

Unifying the Young for Cleaner and Drug-Free Cities and Communities

WHEREAS, the Philippines supported and signed the Montreal Protocol on the substances that deplete the Ozone layer in 1987;

WHEREAS, our Country was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and therefore will support all resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations;

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations having approved Resolution #49/114 in 1994 declaring every September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. And that Member-states are invited and encouraged to devote the Day to promote activities and dissemination of knowledge and information in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments;

WHEREAS, the UN General Assembly in 1981 declared that the opening day of its regular session in September "shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among nations and people" and be called the International Day of Peace (Resolution # 36/67); Ang in 1998 the GA reaffirmed that the Day should continue to be observed on the Opening Day of its annual regular session (Resolution # 52/232);

WHEREAS, twenty two of our peers, young volunteers, student leaders and journalists, signed the GREEN COVENANT on the Occasion of the International Youth Day (IYD) 2005 (August 12) in the Forest Park of Arroceros in Manila inspite of the increment weather conditions and certain limitations and impositions on their rights of access in to public parks set by certain Manila City officials; And that we, Campus Editors of School Publications in the Metro Manila declare our agreement in full to the provisions and activities set therein;

NOW THEREFORE, We, Campus Editors and Journalists, affix our signatures in full agreement and to answer the call of Convenor Dan Pasia and the 22 peers and partners who signed the Green Covenant on August 12, 2005 on the Occasion of the International Youth Day (IYD) commit to do the following "green" tasks:

1) implement the provisions and activities cited and agreed upon in the Green Covenant of the IYD 2005;

2) promote and disseminate information on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (IDPOL) (September 16), Clean Up the World (September 17, and of Peace (IDP) (September 21);

3) invite and encourage other Campus Editors and Journalists to join us in the formation and organization of the GREENPAGE NERWORK from Aparri to Zamboanga; and

4) sustain and maintain the GREEN PAGE in our school publications with the major objective of spreading the good news about LOVE AND CARE FOR MOTHER NATURE.

Signed in the 16rg day of September in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Five (2005).


Girard Merano - Magdalo publication (EAC)
Atlas M. Amante - The Independent Sentinel (Lyceum of the Philippines)
Mike C. Vergara _ The Featinian (FEATI University)
Cesar Dumlao - The Lance (Letran-Manila)
Angelito T. yutuc Jr - The New Builder (Mapua)
Froilan Vincent Bersamina - Weekly Dawn (UE-Manila)
Jose Tagilo campos - EAC
Billy Ramboo Z. Belen - EAC - Central Student Council
Simon P. Sanay - EAC Coomunity Extension Program
Rosemarie C. Bulaag - EAC
Corazon M. Garcia - Magdalo publication (EAC)
Dante P. Pasia - convenor (GPN)

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