Youth leaders from the different provinces of the region participated in the Environmental Youth Summit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8 in observance of the International Youth Day.

Discussions on the ‘State of the Environment’ and ‘The Youth in Climate Action’ were included in the module to increase the awareness of the youth participants in environmental issues and encourage them to become engaged and to take actions towards environmental protection and preservation.

The youth participants likewise formulated their action plans indicating the activities they plan to conduct as ENR Ambassadors.

In her video message, Task Force Tayo ang Kalikasan Executive Director Maria Matilda Gaddi underscored that our lives depend on the health of our planet and we should constantly be reminded that we are connected with nature. She thanked the youth for actively taking part in the government’s effort to protect and conserve the country’s environment and natural resources.