The Green Rebellion is the Environment Program of Manila Doctors Hospital through its CSRO and Environment and Waste Management Committee (ENVICOM). The goal of the program is to promote recycling environmental awareness, and create clean and green spaces in Manila Doctors’ adopted park, community, and school.
VENUES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Arroceros Forest Park
Considered “the last lung of Manila” and valued for its historical and environmental importance, the park, specifically its 14 zones, 11 ponds, and one lagoon, is being maintained by Manila Doctors’ internal community and external partners in partnership with the Winner Foundation. The Green Rebellion aims to make the park an alternative venue for health lectures, activities, and therapeutic place for abused children undergoing psychosocial intervention and for children with cancer.
Integrated with the hospital’s Community Health program, FORGE, the Green Rebellion seeks to address concerns pertaining to two (2) out of the seven (7) elements of community health. These elements include – promoting a healthy and safe environment (element 3) and community productivity and sustainability (element 7).
To address the needs of Manila Doctors’ adopted school, specifically one of the seven elements of school health, the Green Rebellion seeks to introduce strategies on maintaining healthy school environment, and at the same time, providing education on how the students can replicate these initiatives in their homes.
Manila Doctors’ is a staunch advocate against environmental degradation and supporter of actions against climate change. Spearheaded by its ENVICOM, the hospital implements a recyclables program wherein the collected recyclable wastes of the hospital are sold to one of its partners, the United Recyclers Organization of the Philippines (UROP). Part of the income of the program helps the hospital respond immediately to the needs of those who are affected by calamities caused by climate change.
Manila Doctors joins the global community in celebrating Earth Day every April 22 in support of environmental protection. The annual event is held at the Arroceros Forest Park with the hospital’s internal community and external stakeholders.
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