Simultaneous with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Ecoteneo office, environmental activist AG Saño lead a mural painting activity at the 5th Floor Martin Building of Ateneo de Davao University, last Oct. 4.
Ecoteneo’s new director, Rodne Galicha, together with some members of the school administration and student organizations, initiated the said event.
This was still in line with the strengthened force and awareness campaign of Ecoteneo in the college unit of the university. The successful implementation of AdDU-Matina campus, together with its awards and recognition, is quite a challenge for Ecoteneo.
“I think the biggest challenge would be to unite the college students towards our common goal since the diversity of personalities and culture would demand more time to encourage participation.
“We want to incorporate the values of Ecoteneo in the life of students, not just in school, but even in their own homes,” said Galicha.
Saño shared his experiences about their journey in spreading their advocacy and message to the whole world.
His companion, Albert Lozada of Green Peace, supported him and also helped in finishing the mural painting. The activity was open to all students who were willing to participate.
Moreover, Saño reminded everyone that climate change is the biggest war that the humanity is facing right now.
“Be involved. That is what I always say to the youth, especially the millennials who have the abilities to make greater awareness about what really is happening. Besides, this generation will be the ones to experience its worsening effects,” Saño said.
“Actually, it is not about saving the planet because whatever happens, the planet will always be there. It is about saving those living on its surface—humanity and all creation,” the artist added.