The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Imelda D. Baltazar celebrated the 2021 Earth Day through a tree planting and coastal clean-up at Barangay Magnesia del Sur, Virac, Catanduanes.

A Communication Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign was conducted prior to the tree planting and clean-up activities. Moreover, some Information Education Communication (IEC) materials on coastal and marine habitat protection and conservation as well as proper disposal of facemask from EMB were also disseminated to the participants. Both activities aim to raise public awareness on the Earth Day celebration. The Tayo ang Kalikasan (TAK) program of the DENR was also introduced.  

The participants from the Municipal Police Station of Virac, Aviation Security Group Virac, Philippine Army, some personnel of PENRO Catanduanes, and barangay officials and residents planted Talisay seedlings. They also gathered two (2) sacks of non-biodegradable wastes.   

April is recognized as “The Month of Planet Earth” by virtue of Proclamation No. 1482 signed on April 10, 2008 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. This year's theme calls us to "Do Our Fair Share to Restore the Earth." In this time of global pandemic, we are reminded to take action in ensuring to have a more sustainable planet and continue to work for a greener future.