Samar 1st DEO hailed as an Eco-friendly Office

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Department of Public Works and Highways recognizes Samar First District Engineering Office as one of the Eco-friendly District Engineering Office for its compliance to the environmental programs, policies and efforts on environmental management, protection and conservation.

The certificate of recognition was awarded by Sec. Mark Villar to Assistant District Engineer Denis Cagomoc last December 17, 2018 at DPWH- Central Office in Manila.

The assessment aims to review the Office’s implementation of its Environmental Management Programs in terms of the following criteria: Electricity Consumption, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Greening Program, Green Procurement Program. Emergency Preparedness, Air Pollution Prevention and Order and Cleanliness.

Under SFDEO’s environmental management program, the wise utilization of office supplies and materials are religiously followed in order to avoid waste; construction materials such as asphalt containers are repurposed into plant holders; a compost pit is set up in order to contain biodegradable waste; a rainwater collection system is installed; installation of solar-powered yard lamps; fuel allocations are reduced; air-condition units are turned on within a specific time period; and the concept of carpooling is practice whenever there is field work.

All employees are also made aware in this campaign as their efforts and actions are critical towards achieving an eco-friendly office.